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The end of another year

Exams are pretty much over as the graduating class of 2010 gets ready for their ceremony tomorrow.

Congratulations to all the third years who are leaving after their (arduous!) three years of training. And already there’s good news.

Rose Buckmaster started dancing at the age of four. She chose to come to MDDC for the wide range of subjects to qualify as a dance teacher. And before she’s even graduated there is a job lined up in Majorca that will kick-start Rose’s dancing career.

Alyssa Stott is off to Egypt with Dolce Vienna Entertainment. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and says that “MDDC is the best for dance teaching and dance performance training”.

We wish all the third years the very best as they start their dance careers. Don’t forget to keep in touch and let us know what you get up to!

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!

Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre Open Day 2010

Download the poster here.

More Dates for Your Diary


The first round of auditions for September 2010 intake gets underway on December 9th. We’re already booked up for this audition session but there will be plenty more to come next year.


A rare treat too for the auditionees on December 9th. Our 2nd and 3rd Year Musical Theatre Christmas Show is also on that day.

The show will start at 4pm and last for about an hour. Last year’s show was a blast and we expect this years show to be EVEN BETTER!!!

Friends and family are welcome  – do call before hand as seats are limited. Contact the MDDCOffice on 0151 207 6197.

See you there!

Latin & Ballroom Dance Class in Liverpool

Strictly Fever Starts Here

Strictly Fever hits Liverpool - Latin & Ballroom Adult Dance Classes

Strictly Fever hits Liverpool - Latin & Ballroom Adult Dance Classes

Strictly Come Dancing is back on the box and delighting dancing fans around the country. We’ve had so many enquiries about Latin and Ballroom dance classes for adults since the show started that we’ve decided to put on some more lessons!


Strictly Fever hits Liverpool this Thursday at 6pm. Do you want to spice up your Tango? Or ramp up your Rumba. Maybe you just want to Cha-Cha-Cha the night away or whizz around the dancefloor to an elegant Waltz.

You’ve seen them do it on Strictly – now come and join in with Liverpool’s newest Latin and Ballroom Adult dance class.

Adult Latin and Ballroom classes start in our Liverpool studios
this Thursday 8th October at 6pm.

Fancy some more?


Beginners 7pm-8pm and Improvers 8pm-9pm.

Following straight on from the Adult Latin and Ballroom class, why not get some heat into your Autumn Thursday evenings? Join in with our Salsa Classes in Liverpool and keep the Strictly Fever burning!


Visit our main website www.mddcdance.co.uk to download pdf of directions to the dance studios. Or contact us now on 0151 207 6197.

See you in the studio!

MDDC Term Dates 2009-2010


Dates for your dancing diary folks.

Autumn Term 2009

Monday 14th September – Friday 11th December

Half Term: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October

Spring Term 2010

Wednesday 6th January – Thursday 1st April

Half Term: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February

Summer Term 2010

Monday 19th April – Friday 9th July

Half Term: Monday 31st May – Return to college TUESDAY 8th June

MDDCGraduates 2009

MDDCGraduates 2009Well, that’s it – the end of another year. And what an amazing year. Outstanding performances by the whole college in the March and May shows, great exam success and the whole world just about to open up for the Graduates.

Rafe Clarke, 22, is off to Australia and New Zealand with Princess Cruises with rehearsals beginning on September 10th in Florida.

Gemma Robinson,19,  and Anthony Robinson, also 19 are off to North Africa, the Med, the Canaries and the Caribbean with Mirage/Fred Olsen with rehearsals starting soon in the UK.

When asked what they hoped to get from their first jobs it seems a greater sense of confidence in the commercial world of dance is the primary aim.

Since graduation their have been a whole raft of auditions for our newest graduates. Well done and good luck to all MDDCGraduates!