Grooming is an essential part of your dance training, assisting in the establishment of discipline.
HAIR FOR CLASS
Hair for all Ballet classes must be styled in a neat and tidy bun, with no fringes or wisps. A correct Ballet Bun sits just above the centre of the back of the head and is not visible from the front. It should be flatter to the head…and “door knob-looking' bun are no-nos, so please do not use donut buns. Ballet students are also required to wear a matching 1cm hair ribbon around their ballet bun.
Hair for all Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro and Tap must be styled in a very neat ponytail, braid or bun with no fringes or wisps.
HAIR FOR PERFORMANCES
For photographic days, rehearsals, performances, eisteddfods and examinations, all female students are required to wear the same specific style of a Ballet Bun with Twists. A correct Bun sits in the centre of the back of the head and is not visible from the front. It should be flatter to the head…and “door knob-looking' bun are no-nos, so please do not use donut buns.
Please make sure to refer to our tutorial below and have a little practice beforehand.
Male students hair is to be neat and tidy.
MAKE UP FOR PERFORMANCES
Make up for performance is applied heavier than everyday makeup, this is so faces can clearly been seen by the audience under the strong stage lighting. Our makeup basic requirements would be :
Female students :
Foundation that is one shade darker than normal skin tone – which is normally mums color
Blue (for our little ones) or brown eye shadow
Mascara and black or brown eye pencil (only if your student is comfortable)
Male students :
Foundation that is one shade darker than normal skin tone
A little Brown eye shadow, Brown eye pencil and blush
Male makeup is done lighter than for females, however is still required so they don't look washed out on stage.
Please note that Preschool Students are not to apply lipstick prior to rehearsals and performances. It is just too messy for their lovely costumes, so we will apply this before students go on stage for their performances. All lipstick is applied with a disposable cotton tip.
Please remove any jewellery, tattoo stickers and nail polish prior to your child's Dress Rehearsals and Performances. Small sleepers and studs are acceptable, however they must be very small.