|Making A Hair Bun
Making a dancer’s bun is easy (once you know how)! This video shows you what you need to know. The complete list of supplies you’ll need can be found by click here.
|Men On Tights
You have to be a real man to wear tights…Just ask our own Andrew Oxenham!! This video talks about tights for guys…We all go through it!
|When Can I Go On Pointe?
There are schools that rush into pointe work to the detriment of the dancer. Ambitious dancers and eager parents fall prey to the lure of the pointe shoe before the dancer is truly ready with disastrous results to the health of the dancer.
|Tying Shoe RibbonsThis video shows how to tie your shoes and why it is important to do so…Some nice tricks of the trade are included!|
|Tying Shoe Ribbons (More Good Info)This video also shows more info on this important fundamental skill for all ballerinas.|
|When Are Pointe Shoes “Dead”?
Pointe shoes never die…They just become soft blocks! One thing to be sure, though, “dead” shoes should never be used for pointe work! Consult your teacher.
|The Fine Art of Sewing Ribbons Onto Your Shoes
The correct sewing of ribbons to your shoes makes all the difference for fit, function and durability of your ribbon and shoe.
|Break-in of Point Shoes
Pointe shoes need to be “worked in” for optimal performance. Follow this video as a great primer but also discuss the process with your teacher!
Tutus are probably one of the most unique and enduring of all dance costumes. This document* gives you some excellent info about the tutu (Click here). The clip shows you some behind the scene interviews of dancers and tutu makers discussing life in a tutu!
|Make-Up Techniques 1
This video shows some great basic techniques for make-up application for both the young dancer and the ballerina. The colours suggested are subject to your own skin tones and studio standards. Please check with your instructor. Thanks to Jam Cosmetics for this video!
|Make-Up Techniques 2
This video shows some great basic techniques for make-up application for both the Modern dancer and the Hip Hop performer. The colours suggested are subject to your own skin tones and studio standards. Please check with your instructor. Thanks to Jam Cosmetics for this video!