Here a short video to give you some ideas when helping your dancer get ready for the show. Being a dancer, putting on make up is part of the lovely process of performing. As dancers grow older, they will need to learn the basic skills for stage make up. Here, I show you some necessities in applying makeup for your dancer. Although make up is not mandatory, I encourage you to play with this, as it is extra fun for the little ones. I encourage at least (in order of importance) 1) Lipstick/lip gloss 2) Blush 3) Eyeshadow
When applying makeup consider 1) Using colors such as purples, pinks, and blues for the eyeshadow. 2) Using a brown mascara (if you choose to do this, I show you a really nifty no fuss trick for applying it to prevent mess). 3) Although I love glitter as much as your little one try applying it just on the check bones. We don’t want to get distracted by too much glitter that we miss their lovely dancing and smiles! 4) Have fun!! This is not meant to be stressful! This is about giving your dancer a full dance experience on their special day.
Here is a very short lesson on how to make a bun using certain tools that I have found. Even more important than make up, having a good durable bun is ESSENTIAL to dance! Feel free to use anything that works for you.
Please consider 1) In my experience, dry hair is much easier to smooth out then wet but it does make a clean look at times. 2) Apply hair spray and/or gel when putting the hair back into a pony tail and then re-spray after bun in complete. 3) If your dancer has thin hair, instead of twisting it around, try braiding it first then wrap it around the ponytail then pin ends to secure. 4) In addition to the tools I use (screw bobby pins and hair net you can find at any drug store) don’t be afraid to use good old bobby pins to catch strays or tuck in the ends. I don’t even mind some hair clips. Have fun, be creative! Just nothing that will distract from their lovely facby