All costumes have been distributed to the dancers. Please ensure that the dancers names have been written on EACH of the items of their costumes.
To help your dancer with their costumes as there will be other dancers with the same one we ask that all costume parts be labeled in an 'out of the way' area with your dancer's name. As there will be performers moving in and out of the dressing areas, including support staff it is very important to keep all costume items labeled and together. We recommend that you pack all costumes in a bag, either garment or large paper, with the dancer's name on it.
Please take special percaution with costumes with delicate material such as tulle as it is easy to rip the material and we are not able to replace any costumes at this time before the show. For costumes with a tutu it is best to 'fluff it up' by hanging it upside-down on a hanger and then steaming them in a hot shower.
Tights and Shoes
To insure uniform color, we require all dancers to have specific tights which came with your costume. These are the tights to be worn at dress rehearsal and show. If you would like a back-up pair ( in case of rips, etc), please order at the front desk by May 13.
Ballet shoes must be pink. Tap shoes must be tan for pre-dance - Level 4. Tap 5-7 must be black. Jazz shoes must be tan for Mini-Jaz - Jazz 7. Black shoes for Jazz Intermediate. Black sneakers or jazz shoes for all hip hop classes.
Apply at home and then bring your own make-up to the theatre!
Pre-Dance 1, Pre-Dance 2, Level 1
- Eye Shadow - Earth Tones
- Mascara - Black
- Blush - Pink ( more than you think you will need )
- Lipstick - Soft Rose/Pink
Level 2 and Up
- Foundation - One shade darker than your skin tone if fair skinned
- Eye Liner - Black
- Eye Shadow - Light Brown or Taupe
- Mascara - Black
- Blush - Soft Rose for children and Rose red/mauve for all others
- Lipstick - Red
MAKE-UP SHOULD BE DARKER/HEAVER THAN EVERYDAY WEAR!!!
Apply foundation to face and neck evenly
Apply concealer under eyes and eyelids
Apply blush with a brush over and under cheekbones, blend it in
Apply eye shadow withi a brush evenly from eyelashes to brown bone and blend
Apply eyeliner on upper lid from the inner eye to the outer past the outer edge of the eye. Apply eyeliner underneath the bottom lashes from the mid eye to the outer edge. Do not join lines
Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes
Apply lipstick, pull own finger thru lips
- Hairspray ( Aqua Net is good )
- Cheap Gel ( Dippity Doo )
- U Shape Hairpins and Bobby Pins
- Barrettes ( Your Hair Color )
- Bun Form ( if needed )
- Thick Ponytail holders
How to Make a Bun and/or Ponytail
- No bangs ( Gel them back )
- Pre-Dance thru Level 1: Hair pulled back and off the face, buns are sweet, but not required. Must use hair bands, clips, that are the same color as hair. No extra color, beads, chalk, etc.
- All others: hair in low bun. Exceptions are other instructions given by your instructor
Start with wet or damp hair that was washed the day before. It stays in place better when not freshly washed. Make a ponytail at the nape of the head, wrapping as many times as possible with a ponytail holder. Apply gel to hair pulling back all wispies and/or long bangs with barrette.
Wrap and mold hair into a bun or use a bun form. Put a couple of hairpins into it to hold the shape. Spray it and wrap the hairnet around it. Push the bun towards the head and put at least 10 hairpins/bobbypins into the bun/hairnet. For long hair you will need 20-30 hairpins. Shake your head. If it wiggles, put more pressure on the bun and add some more pins.