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Brand new website and blog for MDDCDance

We’ve amalgamated the MDDCDance website, blog and social media in one handy place. This blog will no longer be active and all new posts and information will be at our new website – you can visit it here

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre

It’s not quite finished yet – but when it is the MDDCDance website will be full of information about your favourite dance training centre!

It’s Showtime!

Time to hit the stage – the first public appearance for MDDC‘s 1st years.

The Annual Lord Mayor’s Charity Show is on Wednesday 17th March 2010 at 7.30pm at the Crosby Civic Hall

Tickets are selling fast – so call us now on 0151 207 6197.


The Stage is set....are you coming to watch the show?

How to Make a Ballet Bun

A step-by step guide to making the perfect Ballet Bun.

Girls in all ballet classes must wear their hair in a neat and tidy classical bun. The Ballet Bun keeps hair from flying in a dancer’s face. It also creates a clean, elegant line for the dancer.

Follow these steps to make the perfect bun.

Materials Needed

  • Hairspray or gel
  • Hair pins
  • Thin bobble
  • Comb and brush
  • Hair net – ideally the same colour as hair this is a fine net with elastic edges

How to Make a Ballet Bun

Gather the hair and pull it back into a ponytail. Apply hair gel if you need more control over the hair. Form a pony tail 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.

How to Make a Ballet Bun 1

A tidy ponytail with hair drawn snugly back is the key to making a good ballet bun.

Twist the ponytail.

How to Make a Ballet Bun 2

Coil the twisted ponytail into a tight circle.

How to Make a Ballet Bun 3

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.

How to Make a Ballet Bun 4

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

How to Make a Ballet Bun 5

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.

How to Make a Ballet Bun 6

The finished Ballet Bun – ready for dancing!

MDDCDance Summer School

Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre Lessons in Liverpool

Are you aged 10 – 16?

Are you passionate about DANCE and DRAMA?

Then the MDDC Summer School will be a treat for your dancing feet!

When is it on?

Starting on Monday 26th July and finishing with an in-house performance on Friday 30th July, this intensive week of dance and drama training will be a treat for your dancing feet.

What will I learn?

Throughout the week you’ll receive intensive dance instruction in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. On top of that there will also be Musical Theatre instruction to really give your drama and singing talents a lift.

So, what are you waiting for?

Book early to avoid disappointment – the MDDC Summer School is a popular start to the summer holidays and gets full very quickly.

How do I book?

Download an MDDC Summer School Application Form.

Or you can email us:

Or call on 0151 207 6197

Full-board, chaperoned accommodation is also available. Call us now for further details.

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre Open Day 2010

Download the poster here.

Andrew Margerison Joins the Faculty

Andrew graduated from MDDC in 1997, and joined the number one UK tour of Grease (understudying the roles of Doody and Eugene), followed by the number one UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show (understudying Frank’n’Furter, Brad, Riff Raff, Rocky, Eddie/Dr.Scott, Rocky, and The Narrator). He then spent fifteen months in Germany performing as a Swing in Starlight Express. On returning to the UK Andrew Choreographed The Sound of Music at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, before rejoining The Rocky Horror Show, this time as Dance Captain and Resident Director on the 30th Anniversary tour and West End run at the Queens Theatre. Continue reading

Children’s Dance Classes in Liverpool

Update to the Saturday Timetable of children’s dance classes in our Liverpool studios.

Our Saturday afternoon children’s dance classes in Liverpool have changed ever so slightly in their times. You can download a pdf of the new timetable here: Childrens Timetable – Liverpool

But what about in Birkenhead? Well, children’s dance classes in Birkenhead are staying the same and you can download the timetable here: Childrens Timetable – Birkenhead

And if you’re in North Wales? Gaynor Owen Dance offers children’s dance classes in a variety of North Wales locations. You can download the timetable here: Childrens Timetable – North Wales

Dance is an excellent way to enhance your child’s physical, social and emotional growth. Dance is creative and technical, using both sides of the brain, increasing brain productivity and attention spans.

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre offer the space and the qualified teachers to nurture your budding Superstars. Give us a call for more details or pop in to the studios.

We’d love to see you!