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Themes That Are Perfect for Your Studio’s Summer Party This Year

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After years of throwing summer parties at your studio, you're likely fatigued by coming up with themes and event details. You want your students to have a good time, but you're also up to your eyeballs in choreography and costume decisions.

Never fear! We've come up with party themes and activities to do during the event. Delegate tasks to your teachers and office managers, and voilà! You have a stress-free party ready to go.

Have a blast, people!


1. On Broadway

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What to Wear

Have all of your dancers, teachers and staff dress up as their favorite Broadway musical character.

What to Do

- In each classroom in your studio, have a different teacher teaching combo from different musicals.

- At the end of the night, once your dancers have learned their combo, have them perform it for one another.

- Have a mock Tony Awards ceremony, in which you give each of your dancers an award for the work they've done.

What to Eat

- Provide star sugar cookies with a note that lets them know you think they're a star.


2. '70s/Disco

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What to Wear

Have your students dress up in polyester shirts and flare pants with big glasses.

What to Do

- Teach your students how to dance disco.

- Have a competition dance-off with their new moves.

What to Eat

Finger foods, like cheese squares with toothpicks!


3. Super Hero

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What to Wear

Have everyone involved in the party, both staff and students, dress up as their favorite super-hero character.

What to Do

- Have your students choreograph dances to songs from super-hero soundtracks.

- Watch a newly released, age-appropriate super-hero movie.

What to Eat

Popcorn and other movie theater treats!


4. '50s/Sock Hop

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What to Wear

- Dress up in '50s clothing: poodle skirts, high ponytails, flood pants, white socks, black shoes and slicked hair.

What to Do

- Have a sock hop with music by Elvis Presley and Chubby Checker. Don't forget to do the twist!

What to Eat

Root-beer floats, cheeseburgers, shakes and fries.


5. Western

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What to Wear

Cowboy hats, boots, jeans and/or skirts.

What to Do

Teach your students line-dance steps, and have a line dance!

What to Eat

Sloppy joes, pigs in a blanket, veggies and chips.

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