Here are some valuable tips to help enable you to survive your kid’s dance/gym/acro/drama concert!

Shaz and Trace are the lovable stars of comedy webseries Stage Mums. They will stop at nothing to make their super talented teen daughters famous.

Here they share some great, tongue in cheek advice, for other Stage Mums out there:

  1. The minute youse hear the tickets are on sale grab the best seats, close to the front and dead centre. Don’t wait till you get home cos you can bet your bottom dollar the bored housewives and Mums will be on to it like nits in a preschool and all the good seats will be gone.
  2. Make sure you buy enough tickets for all the rellies. It’s so embarrassing if you don’t have a full entourage to support your kid cos all those other families will have every grandparent, Aunt, Uncle and step sibling they can drag along.
  3. Word up all your supporters to yell and cheer loudly whenever your kid appears on stage. Your aim is to be the proudest Stage Mum there. Let’s face it, the kid with the most cheers is always gonna be the most popular and be given the best parts in the next concert.
  4. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your kid stand out by adding your own personal touches to their costume. A few sequins and some glitter can make all the difference.
  5. For gawds sake make sure you give a donation to the dance/performance school and sponsor an award. This will ensure that your kid wins something at the end of the night.
  6. Make sure to get some awesome pics and videos so you can post them on all your social media sites, and for heaven’s sake tag the dance school and teacher or there’s no point.
  7. Have a couple of Sav Blanks before the concert, it helps you get through all the boring bits.
  8. Have another Sav Blank ordered and ready for collection at interval so you don’t have to wait in line at the bar.
  9. Make sure youse are dressed to the nines. Yes it’s the kid’s concert, but we all know that every other mother there is checking out what you are wearing.
  10. Start posting pics on Facebook and Instagram as soon as you get home. The teacher will get notifications from you first and your posts won’t get lost in everyone elses!

GOOD LUCK to all you Stage Mums!

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  • I always loved to go to performances my kids were in. I have to admit the school concerts were a bit tough because there were so many other acts to sit through besides my kids. But I survived, they’re not at school for long, so embrace it all. The good, the bad and the ugly!


  • This article made me cringe – as it was supposed to!

    • Hahaha I’m glad you saw the humour in it :)


  • Thank you for all the suggestions.


  • It’s not about surviving, it’s about enjoying. They grow up so fast that we should enjoy every moment, and that of the other children who have practised and who are trying so hard. It’s only once a year!!

    • I absolutely agree. My article is poking fun at the whole situation :)


  • I like the tip to have some Sav Blanks before and during the interval of the happening ;)


  • Should have known all this before my children did their concerts. LOL. Such a good read, and I do know some parents like this.

    • I think we all know parents like this! That’s why I created an entire series around them called Stage Mums http://www.stagemums.com
      Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment :)


  • I must have missed this article earlier, but it’s great. The scary part is that I actually know mums like this.

    • Oh yes there are lots of parents like this. That’s what makes it such fun to write about. Truth is funnier than fiction :)


  • Your articles are always worth anther look and read – so very funny!


  • My daughter’s knees were shaking due to nerves on her first music concert before playing the piano while my son walked out calm and cool before his turn on the guitar . Great memories .


  • Lol, great tips. Love the Sav Blank one.


  • I love this. I have read it before I think but cant remember for sure! lol!!! old age is catching up with me.


  • This brought a smile to my face!


  • Thanks to all you lovely ladies who have taken the time to read my article and have seen the humour in it. I hope it gave you all a giggle and helps you through the end of year concerts coming up ;)
    I’d love you to visit my website and find out more about Stage Mums. Please share it with anyone you think might enjoy it :) http://www.stagemums.com


  • Quite funny, i like it.


  • Wow! As much as a hate to say it, this tongue in cheek post is scarily real….


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