Excel Dance Studios

a non-competition school

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Dance is for everyBODY

Non-Ballet Recital Ready


Ready for Recital

Braids for Recital
Half Back Recital hair


Any child who is performing in any class in the recital must have their hair pulled back from their face!


Your teacher will tell you if a specific hair style is required.  Commonly braids, or hair pulled half-back are styles commonly requested (see pictures above).

If your child’s teacher requires their hair to be in a bun, then the bun should be on the back of their head, roughly even with their ears.  It should be held in place with a hair tie so that there is no hair on the dancer’s face.  It should be smooth, with no visible part.  If your dancers has bangs, they need to be held back with bobby pins or rubber bands so that they are not visible.  Buns are then held in place with bobby pins.  If you need to, you can use a bun donut.  The bun is then covered with a hair net so that no hair escapes during the performance.

A video tutorial of ballet buns is available here.

Braids for Recital
Stage makeup max

Stage Makeup

Stage makeup helps to see the dancers’ faces on the stage in the bright lights.  On the left is a light version of makeup, and on the right is a darker version of makeup, do not go any darker than this.

Makeup to Wear if You Wish:
Foundation- that matches the skin (this will reduce glare)
Eyebrow Fill- to make their brows visible
Blush- brighter than you would wear out and about
Bronzer- to define facial features
Eyeshadow- in a neutral color (do NOT try to match their costume)
Eyeliner- above and below the eye (see right for shape)
Mascara- no false lashes except for Ballet Advanced
Lipstick- pink or mauve that will not come off on costumes (NO red)