All students are required to wear the appropriate make-up and hair style for the recital.

Please see below for what is required for our dancers:

Make-Up

Required for the recital day only - not for rehearsals

Make-up is an important part of any onstage performance. Under theatre lighting faces and expressions can be very washed out and insipid. Make-up ensures our audience can better recognise those they are there to support and fully enjoy the emotion of the performance. We ask make-up is completed prior to arrival at the theatre on performance day.

Required stage make-up:

  • Foundation
  • Blusher
  • Mascara
  • Red Lipstick
  • Eye Shadow - brown tones please, cream or white highlighter optional
  • Eyebrow pencil to darken lighter brows
  • Eyeliner - from grade 1 jazz and grade 2 ballet but no "flicks" please (older students may where fake lashes
  • The following video is a perfect example of what is required for our female students

  • Male students are also required to wear base make-up to extenuate their features - please consult your teacher if you are unsure what is required

Hair

  • Female ballet, jazz and contemporary students are to wear their hair in a high and tight ballet bun
    • A bun net and bun pins must be used
    • PLEASE NO DONUT BUNS - these cause the bun to be too bulky meaning hair accessories can easily fall out
    • Bobby pins only for clipping loose strands please
    • Also please make sure all hair ties, clips and nets are the same colour as your hair
    • Ensure you have spare clips and your own hair spray and comb packed!
    • How To Do A Dance Bun - handy tips
    • No fringes please
  • Female hip hop students are to wear their hair in a high and tight ponytail
    • Bobby pins only for clipping loose strands please
    • Also please make sure all hair ties, clips and nets are the same colour as your hair
    • Ensure you have spare clips and your own hair spray and comb packed!
    • No fringes please
  • Male students - please consult you teacher for your hair requirements