Dance mums.. can you help regarding a modern dance hairstyle

(16 Posts)
murphys Wed 09-Jul-14 10:34:38

Dd is doing dancing in the upcoming Eisteddfod but she has very limited time between two dances, the group modern musical and then her modern solo.

I need to do her hair in a style that is going to hold for the modern musical which a fast number and includes cartwheels etc, and then just enough time for quick clothing change to do her modern. The hairstyle for the modern cant be bun (as she doing floorwork) and also cant be loose. I'm looking for ideas of a style that will work for both. The rest of the group are having their hair teased to fit theme, but we are sure the adjudicator wont mark down as quite a few have back to back dances.

I was thinking of fishtail side plait? or alternatively a very high ponytail?Its something I will need to do, as its on a school day so we don't have time for hairdressers etc.

Any other ideas gratefully received..

murphys Wed 09-Jul-14 10:35:41

Sorry I should add. She has just passed her shoulders straight hair and is age 12.

dancestomyowntune Thu 10-Jul-14 13:28:35

French plaits pinned up at the nape of the neck?

dancemom Thu 10-Jul-14 13:32:24

Sleek high ponytail with ponytail straightened. Any hair accessories required for costume?

PurpleAlert Thu 10-Jul-14 19:10:48

Two French plaits- one across the fringe going round and one on the other side of the parting to join at the back. A bit like the photo but gathered into a pony tail at the back.
My DDs' dance school ask for this for their modern exams and shows ( can go into a bun easily for ballet)

nonicknameseemsavailable Thu 10-Jul-14 20:57:43

for modern my girls have to have their hair in bunches, then each bunch plaited then crossed over and made into a sort of flat bun with hair pins and a bun net. means they can do floorwork, seems to stay in ok if done properly (it even stays in ok when I do it and I am pretty rubbish at it).

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Thu 10-Jul-14 20:59:44

We do exactly the same as nonicknames. DD has thigh-length hair, so it's a pretty big bun!

nonicknameseemsavailable Thu 10-Jul-14 21:52:47

I am impressed someone understood my description

murphys Fri 11-Jul-14 08:12:40

Thanks all. Nonickname im trying to picture this style but I'm battling wink, do you maybe have a picture of this style?

I am pretty crap at French plaits, except for the normal single one down the back... I can never get the fringe one to look nice.

Haven't got to the hair accessories bit yet but her modern outfit is quite blingy so I think for her hair we will keep it plainish. For the group, hair is to be in bunches and teased to an inch of its life, so we definitely are just scrapping this style for her. She will be the posh orphan in Annie grin.

OwlCapone Fri 11-Jul-14 08:20:46

Is the "teased bunches" for the second of the dances? If so, the "tie in bunches and then plait" style would work for the first. DD had to have plaited bunches for the dance show she did last summer.

For exams, one of the teachers does amazing French plaits right from the fringe all the way back. I am in awe of her skill.

murphys Fri 11-Jul-14 08:45:46

Owl no the teased bunches are for the musical which is first, so she will have to have her hair different to the rest as her modern solo is directly after.

I am also in awe of some of these hairdo's the mums can do. I just cant seem to do them tidy. And dd does let me practice sometimes but I clearly don't have the knack.

OwlCapone Fri 11-Jul-14 08:52:37

I don't think I have enough hands grin

nonicknameseemsavailable Fri 11-Jul-14 10:29:26

ah found a picture

www.footlight-dance.co.uk/exams.php

if you go to this website and then on the right hand side there is a picture of a woman and it says "read some of my tips below" click on the ballet hairstyles and it tells you how to do it.

murphys Fri 11-Jul-14 11:55:01

Thanks Nonick. I cant get into it right now think its my internet connection though so will look in a bit.

dancestomyowntune Fri 11-Jul-14 13:36:49

That is also how Royal Ballet Junior Associates have to wear their hair. Pretty easy after a couple of practises!

nonicknameseemsavailable Fri 11-Jul-14 14:30:27

it comes up as a pop up which is why I couldn't link directly to it so you might need to allow popups from that site in your settings in order to see it but it was the only one I could find.

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