Hair & Stage Makeup
How to create a proper bun
Please note the image below for proper bun placement. Note, the bun should be centered between the top of the ears and the top of the head. The technique of dividing the ponytail in two sections is helpful with very long or thick hair.
Stage Makeup Tutorials
Female Stage Makeup
You can ignore the specific color names, but the tutorial is excellent. Be sure all makeup is matte finish and is free from sparkle or sheen. Feel free to skip the white liner with younger dancers.
Eyeshadow (brown and white)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO WEAR STAGE MAKEUP FOR DANCE PERFORMANCES?
DISTANCE BETWEEN THE PERFORMER AND THE AUDIENCE
The distance between the performer and the audience prevents them from seeing your facial features, and therefore the emotions on your face, unless you enhance your features with makeup. Your makeup must to be dark enough for your features to be visible to the first 8 – 12 rows of the theater.
INTENSE STAGE LIGHTING
Stage lighting can really “flatten” your face and take away all of the dimensions that help the audience see your expression clearly. Emoting is a huge part of any performance, so improper makeup can really diminish in the audience's experience. You don't want your features to disappear when the lights hit you!
Male Stage Makeup
For males use earth tones (no green, pink, red or blue tones). Be sure all makeup is matte finish and is free from sparkle or sheen. For younger boys skip the contour and eye liner.