Costume 

Hair & Makeup

Atlanta Academy of Ballet and Dance

presents

Costume Requirements         

***Please make sure your name is written in ALL shoes and leotards!!!

Leap N Learn- Sat- 9:30 Ballet- Hair in professional bun (see details in hair and make-up)

   Ballet-AABD provided costume, Bloch T1921G footed pink tights (3T and under) or Body Wrappers Style C39 (Classic Pink) tights, pink leather ballet slippers. Boys: black tights, black ballet shoes or tap shoes, white class dance shirt.

   Tap- AABD provided costume, pink ballet tights, black tap shoes.

 

Grades K/1- Hair in professional bun (see details in hair and make-up)

   Ballet E Fasselt- AABD provided costume, Body Wrappers Style C39 (Classic Pink) tights, pink leather ballet slippers

   Tap-E Fasselt -AABD provided costume, Body Wrappers Style C39 (Classic Pink) tights, black tap shoes

Musical Theater/Jazz-E Fasselt -AABD provided costume, Body Wrappers Style C39 (Classic Pink) tights, black jazz shoes

 

Grades 2/3- Hair in professional bun (see details in hair and make-up)

   Ballet- E Fasselt- AABD provided costume, Body Wrappers Style C39 (Classic Pink) tights, Pink leather ballet slippers

   Hip Hop/Acro- E Fasselt – AABD Purple uniform leotard, AABD provided leggings, hip hop sneakers 

   Musical Theater/Jazz-E Fasselt – AABD provided costume, pink ballet tights, black jazz shoes

   Tap-E Fasselt- AABD provided costume, pink ballet tights, black tap shoes

 

 

Grades 4/5- Hair in professional bun (see details in hair and make-up)

   Ballet-Walters- AABD provided costume, Grishko/American Movement 1012 (Classic Ballet Pink) tights, Pink leather ballet slippers

   Musical Theater/Jazz- R Walters & H. Duncan– AABD provided costume, pink ballet slippers

   Tap- R Walters & H. Duncan- AABD provided costume, black tap shoes 

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED- Hair in professional bun (see details in hair and make-up)

   ALL BALLET, POINTE - AABD provided costume, Nude leo if wanted (no plastic straps), Grishko/American Movement Style 1012 (Classic Ballet Pink) tights, pink leather ballet slippers and/or pointe shoes.

   Contemporary Ballet-M. Evans - Black camisole leotard, black tights (not leggings), AABD provided skirt

   Contemporary- H.Duncan- White camisole leotard, AABD provided skirt, bare legs, bare feet

   Contemporary- M. Hoiriis-Black camisole leotard, black tights, bare feet

   Modern/Contemporary-C Walters- AABD provided costume, bare legs, bare feet

   Hip Hop- AABD provided costume, black leggings (not tights), hip hop sneakers

   Lyrical- M.Evans -AABD provided costume, bare legs, bare feet

   Musical T (adv and Academy) -White camisole leotard, AABD provided skirt, bare legs, tan character shoes.

   Tap- K Brown- Black camisole Leotard, AABD provided skirt, black tights, black tap shoes

   Jazz Funk- C. Broussard- Any color solid T-shirt, black leggings (not tights), sneakers

   Academy Contemporary and Modern- Black camisole, black tights (not leggings), bare feet

Hair and Makeup Requirements

Hair

All dancers should arrive in leotards and performance tights, hair and make-up done. Please use long-wearing lipstick in a berry color that will not come off. Bring your dance bag with all shoes.

ALL DANCERS: Regular performance bun unless instructed otherwise by Ms. Susan

 

Leads- Hair as discussed with Ms. Susan 

**See YouTube video “How to Make a Correct Classical Hair Bun for Ballet” by Mr. Kobena or the instructions on the following page.  Most dancers use bun pins/hairpins instead of bobby pins. The video is long, but the girls learn to complete the buns very quickly with practice. Please do not use bun “makers”, a ballet bun should be as FLAT as possible and look like a cinnamon roll😊

Bun Materials:

  • Hairspray or hair gel

  • Hair pins (Thicker type with plastic tips work the best and are worth the money)

  • Elastic band (Thin clear elastics allow for a flatter bun than regular ponytail holders)

  • Comb & Brush

  • Hair Net

 

Bring EXTRA hair (hairpins or bobby pins, hair nets, hairspray and gel) and make-up supplies!

Steps to Make the Perfect Ballet Bun:

  1. To start, wet your hands and hair with water.  This will give you better control. Gather the hair and pull it back.  Apply hair gel if you need more control.

  2. Use a hair brush to smooth out rough or uneven areas.  Form a ponytail by brushing the hair up from the jaw line to the top part of the back of the head.  This will form a high bun.  The placement of the ponytail determines the placement of the bun.

  3. Use an elastic hair band to secure the ponytail.  A tidy ponytail with hair drawn snugly back is the key to making a good ballet bun.

  4. Apply more water or gel to keep the hair neat and twist the ponytail in a couple of sections.

  5. Coil the ponytail into a tight FLAT circle.

  6. Use hair pins all around the coil to secure it to the rest of the hair.  Slide each pin through the outer part of the coil, then into the base of the bun. 

  7. Wrap a fine hair net around the bun.  Keep twisting and wrapping so the hair net tightly secures the bun.  Add a few more pins.

  8. With long thick hair, you may end up with a bun that will protrude too much. A flatter bun is preferable.  To flatten, remove all pins; the hair net will hold the bun.  Then flatten the bun and re-pin all around the bun.

  9. When the bun and hair are all secure, use hairspray to complete. 

 

Makeup

  • All dancers - please arrive with hair and make-up complete, except lipstick.

  • Leap N Learn, K/1, 2/3 : Eyeshadow, blush, mascara, and long-wearing lipstick. Apply all make-up at home EXCEPT LIPSTICK. PLEASE apply lipstick at the theater. 

  • Grades 4/5: Heavy street makeup. Apply make-up at home.

  • Grades 6 and up - Full stage makeup. Apply all make-up at home, except lipstick.

 

**For full stage makeup only, see YouTube video “Royal Ballet Inspired Makeup Tutorial” by Lisa Eldridge.  Do not use rhinestones as shown in the video.  Make sure to contour under cheek bones, jawline and collarbones.  Eyebrows need attention too, especially if you are very fair!

   

   • Lipstick (all levels): burgundy/plum/berry color

   • Eye Shadow (all levels): brown family