We see so many dancers here at Bop till you Drop that we thought we would help you out with some of our favourite tips on doing the perfect dance bun.
There are 3 key parts to getting a great bun:
– the ponytail
– the pins
– the flyaways
In this blog, we have collected our favourite tips from around the internet for you.
Ever wonder how to get rid of the poofy bump of hair under your high ponytail?
After you have gathered your hair into the ponytail, tip your head back and smooth and gather it up again from the nape of your neck up to the pony. When you do this it allows you to tighten up on those hairs and smooth out the lump. This is perfect for when you want to wear a super slick pony or you are doing your hair for cheerleading competitions, ballet exams or concerts, gymnastic competitions, or calisthenics shows.
How many of you knew that there is a right and wrong way to use bobby pins? Some of the team only recently found out they had been doing it wrong for years!
You may never liked the bumpy look of the bobby pins sticking out of the hair and here’s why. That’s the bottom! The bumpy bits go down against your head to anchor your hair. So now when you put your hair up in a chestnut bun or a half-up style; try crossing two pins over (upside down) and have your style stays put all day.
Best of all, use this when doing your daughter’s bun for dance or calisthenics class. Some Mums have said they can use four pins and the bun stays put for hours class. Happy ballerina = happy Mum.
Hairspray on hands and smooth over not straight on to your hair
We’re sure we’re not alone in not liking the white flecks that hairspray can leave when it dries. Thing is, if you spray it on your hands and then smooth your hands through your hair, you don’t get the flecks. Sure you have sticky hands, but they are easier to wash than if you were to spray the hairspray on a brush and then smooth it over your hair.
Try this and find you get a much cleaner finish and it doesn’t matter if you are smoothing over a ponytail or running some spray through some curls, by spraying your hands to achieve a nicer result.
We just hired Bop till you Drop to do a virtual birthday party for my 8 year old and I was soooo impressed. They did it through zoom, but they must have used professional equipment as the sound and image was amazing. Cathy the host was so friendly, energetic and full of life. My daughter and her friends loved it and didn’t want it to end. It was so nice seeing all the girls and boys on screen dancing and laughing. Cathy made my daughter feel so special. At first she was disappointed that she couldn’t have all her friends over, but by the end she was thanking me and even asked if we could do the same party next year. Thank you Bop till you Drop, you guys are a life saver!!!
Just a quick note to pass on our thanks for Emily’s Bop Till You Drop 5th Bday Disco party on the weekend. Lexi was amazing!! She kept the kids engaged and entertained throughout the whole party, and the disco was an absolute hit with the kids (and parents!). Lexi transformed our lounge room with her disco lights and everyone had a ball singing on the microphones, playing party games and showing off their best dance moves. The birthday girl was so happy her favourite songs were played and she felt the centre of attention. Also wonderful that even with her recently broken arm, Emily was able to join in all the games, singing, dancing and activities – in fact I think she completely forgot she had a broken arm! Have already heard from a number of parents that their kids would now like a disco party too. And of course Emily loved the party so much she wants to do the same thing next year! Thanks again.
Jade Sydney, NSW
Our daughter and her friends had the most wonderful time at her 5th Birthday party with the help of Bop till you Drop. Our gorgeous host kept all the kids engaged and partying on. We had so many compliments from friends on how good the entertainment was and how much fun they were all having.
Sher Melbourne, VIC
We have just had the best school disco in years! All the kids enjoyed themselves and the energy and excitement from both Stacey and our students was amazing. All students from Kindy to Year 6 had a wonderful night, being able to get up on stage to dance and sing to their favourite song was great to see, Stacey did an amazing job! Thank you! We can’t wait to have BTYD back!
Lee-Anne Bishop Central Coast, NSW
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