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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Super Saturday Statute

Super Saturday Statute

For some reason, many fledgling dancers resist putting their hair up. This is understandable, since it takes a little extra time to do, but wearing the hair loose, or even in a ponytail is not an option in a classical ballet class.

Why? There are several reasons. First of all, it keeps the hair out of the dancer’s face, especially during turns. Second, it allows the teacher to have an unencumbered view of the muscles in the student’s neck (a common place for too much tension); and third, it simply looks better and presents a cleaner line.

Some dance academies require a bun, some allow a French twist or other variations. When in doubt, the hair should be neatly arranged in a bun. Bangs are also not allowed for some of the same reasons listed above.

The only exception to this statute is if the dancer has a very short haircut that doesn't allow for any type of bun, or twist, etc.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statute #26:  
“In a ballet class, females always wear their hair up.”

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