From tutus that tear to hairclips that won’t stay put, a strap that breaks or shoes that slip off, there is no limit to what can go wrong on stage. But before you panic (and develop stage terror), check out these common stage mishaps and learn how to handle them. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth two pounds of melting makeup.
Tutus can fall down, skirts can come undone, and leotard straps love to snap at the worst times. But the easiest way to deal with these situations is to anticipate them right from the start. Use dress rehearsal to address costume worries, as you then have test and fix anything that may malfunction during a performance.
Pointe Shoe Panic
Sew ribbons into place before the show, slipping your needle straight through the knot before stitching it together. This will prevent even the tightest knots from coming undone, which might cause you to trip over your ribbons.