Dance Tips & Tricks
Quick Performance Face
- Proper cleansing and toning are essential and should be followed with light moisturizer before you begin to apply makeup.
- Cover entire lid with eye shadow base to prevent creasing.
- Using a pointed liner brush, line eyelid with black shadow.
- Contour with dark brown shadow halfway across lid and up to crease.
- Define brow with a light orange/brown shadow, blending into the darker shade (cotton swabs are helpful).
- Line entire lid with black liner and line under bottom lashes with brown. To make eyes appear bigger, don't connect the lines at the corners.
- Highlight inner half of lid and beneath the brow with white or shiny, cream-colored shadow.
- Dust off any shadow under eyes with a cotton ball.
- Widen eyes by using a white pencil along ridge above bottom lashes and at inner/outer corners for more definition. Apply foundation slightly darker than their neck color, making sure to blend some onto throat.
- Dab on concealer where necessary, blending into foundation. Set makeup by pressing loose powder into foundation using a professional puff or sponge.
How To Make A Ballet Bun
ALL BALLET STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR HAIR IN A BUN FOR VERY CLASS
ALSO REQUIRED FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOW AND JUNE RECITAL
- - Spray bottle or glass filled with water
- - Hairspray
- - Hair Gel
- - Hair Pins (These are "U" shaped with plastic tips. You can find them in the hair care aisle of a drugstore, 100/pack, in brown OR black)
- Bobby pins
- Elastic band/Hair tie ***NO SCRUNCHIES***
- Comb & brush
- Hair net (Fine net with elastic edges, same color as hair)
- To start the process, lightly spray your hands and the hair with water. This will give you better control over the hair. It is better NOT to have freshly washed hair for this. Gather the hair and pull it back. Apply a little hair gel to the hair. If your child has bangs, leave them alone for now, they will be pinned to the side after the bun is complete.
- Use a hair brush to smooth out rough or uneven areas. Form a pony tail by brushing the hair up from the jawline to the top part of the back of the head. This will form a high bun. The placement of the pony tail determines the placement of the bun. A ponytail just below the crown of the head is good.
- Use an elastic hair band to secure the pony tail. A tidy pony tail with hair drawn snugly back is the key to making a good ballet bun.
- Apply more water or gel to the ponytail to keep the hair neat, and twist the pony tail.
- Coil the pony tail into a tight circle.
- Use a few "U"-shaped hair pins all around the coil to secure it to the rest of the hair. Slide each pin through the outer part of the coil, then into the base of the bun.
- Very IMPORTANT! Wrap a fine hair net around the bun. Keep twisting and wrapping so that the hair net tightly secures the bun. Make sure the hair net is the same color as the hair.
- Use a few more hairpins to secure the hairnet over the bun.
- For extra hold, when the bun and hair are all secure, use hairspray. Use bobby pins to secure any "wispies" or stray hair. If your child has bangs, dampen them slightly, comb back and use hair gel and secure with bobby pins.
Spray with hairspray for extra hold.