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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.

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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: info@mddcdance.co.uk

Or call on 0151 207 6197

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

Childrens Dance Class Announcement

As from January 2010 there will be some slight changes to the Wednesday timetable.

4.30 – 5.15  Pre Primary/Primary Ballet

5.15 – 5.45  Primary National

5.15 – 6.15  Grade 4 Ballet

5.45 – 6.30  Grade 1 Ballet

6.15 – 6.45  Pre Pointe/Pointe work/Boy’s work

6.45 – 7.45  Inter Ballet/Stretching and Jazz

7.45 – 8.30  Coaching Class

We look forward to seeing you in class!