In many parts of the world little dancers are preparing to step onto a stage to share with others what they have learned from taking dance class. Performing can be such an exciting time for all involved but is also can be a time of not knowing what to expect with bits of anxiety woven through. I would like to share my thoughts with you on how I have prepared my young dancers for a positive experience while keeping the jitters and tears away. Now, I will be totally honest with you, a little bit of jitters is normal. But, you must spend time preparing so that every child’s jitters don’t turn into tears.