Hair & Makeup

Stage makeup is an essential part of costuming and allows for a dancer’s facial features to be defined when performing under professional stage lighting. This is something we teach our students to understand that there is a time and place appropriate for make-up and we use it to enhance the natural features of our face. 

DancePlay – Makeup for this age group is not required. However if your child wishes to they may wear some mascara ( if they will let you! ) and light red lip gloss. Hair will be high bun. 

Ballet students – Makeup for this group is foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner and red lipstick. Girls hair will be in a high bun. Hair must be neatly slicked back with gel and hairspray ( no flyaway bits please ). Boys are not expected to wear makeup, however hair is to be neat and off the face. Hairspray or gel may be required.

ALL students – Makeup for this group is foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner and red lipstick and girls hair will be in a high ponytail. Hair must be neatly slicked with gel and hairspray ( no flyaway bits please ). Boys are not expected to wear makeup, however hair is to be neat and off the face. Hairspray or gel may be required. 

TUTORIAL; How to do stage make-up

Please watch the video tutorial on how to do stage make-up for performances.

Note; Make-up guide details full face application. Younger students may use a paired back version ( for example; no eye-liner or heavy foundation ) using suggested colours.

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TUTORIAL; How to do a ballet bun

Please watch the video tutorial on how to do a ballet bun for performance.

Note; Please do not use a bun donut, it is not necessary. If you have short hair you won’t need to separate the hair into two.

Video link 🔗 https://youtu.be/3yG7Hcozrf8

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