Kimberley Woodger Dance Academy

Professional Dance Tuition

HOW to do a Ballet Bun

HOW to Apply Stage Make-up

HOW to do KWDA Eisteddfod Team Hair Style

HOW To sew ribbons on your Pointe Shoes

MAKE-UP TIPS Girls and Boys

Classical Make-Up for Girls


1) Skin 

a. Make sure face is clean, moisturized, and dry

b. With foundation brush, smooth Liquid Foundation,

    Panstick or pancake, one shade darker than natural skin tone,

    over entire face including lips, eye lids, and under eye area. Blend into

    neck. Smooth with a clean makeup sponge.

c. With a large powder brush, lightly brush Translucent            

    Loose Powder over entire face.

 2) Eyebrows                                                             

a. With a brow comb, shape brows.                                                     

b. Use an eyebrow pencil or eye shadow in a brown shade             

    to fill in and slightly darken brows.                                                                                                           

4) Cheeks 

With a blush brush, apply blush starting at hairline and pulling colour forward along cheekbone to the apples of the cheeks.                                                                                                                                                                                           

TIP: Avoid ‘clown circles’ on cheeks. Do not let cheek colour drop below lip line.

3) Eyes

 a. With an eye shadow brush, highlight brow bone and inner corner of eye with white/cream eye shadow.

    Use white shadow with a wet/damp make up brush to achieve a more intense highlight.                                                            

b. Apply plum coloured Lipstick with a lip brush.

b. Apply peach or champagne eye shadow over the entire lid                      

    up to the crease.                                                                                            

c. Apply chocolate brown eye shadow in the                                                            

   crease focusing primarily on the outer half of the eye. 

   Avoid darkening the inner corner of the eye.                                                 

c. Use black liquid eyeliner to line across the top lash line.                             

    Start a thicker line from the outside and work in to                                           

    a thinner line towards nose.

d. Apply chocolate brown eye shadow under lower lashes

    from the middle of the lash line past the corner of the eye.

    Do NOT line from inner corner of eye out. Do NOT connect

    upper lash line and lower lash line – leave a space.

e. Use White highlighter eye Pencil on the INSIDE of the

    lower lash line and in the space between upper lash line

    and lower lash liner on the outer corner of eyes

f. Coat and bind the lashes with two coats of BLACK

   Water-resistant Mascara .

 TIP: Always start with less color and add more  – it is easier to ADD then to SUBTRACT. Use a wet/damp make-up brush when applying colors for a more intense colour/highlight or when using on darker skin tones.

     - An eyelash curler is a great way to open the eyes more.

 NB: No blues or greens-only neutral coloured eye shadows -  No glitter.


How to sew ribbons on Ballet Shoes


  • Ribbon bundles are sold in one long 2¼ metre length so the ribbon needs to be cut in half and then in half again so there are four pieces, one for each side of the shoe. 

  • Take one piece of ribbon and at one end fold one centimetre over once and then fold it over two centimetres again.

  • To attach the ribbons at the correct angle, fold the back of the shoe forward and down, then mark each side of the shoe on the cotton lining in the angle made.

  • Place the folded end of the ribbon at the marked position and sew as shown in the drawing onto the side of the shoe through the cotton lining but not through the satin. The ribbons may be angled forward if required to hold the shoe on more securely.

For extra support the ribbon can be sewn further down the shoe close to the inner sole at the same position. Do not sew the ribbon through the binding as the drawstring cord can not be adjusted and the binding may pull away from the satin. The cord inside the binding of the pointe shoe is to adjust the tension of the width of the upper. It should be adjusted while on the foot, and tied in a double knot with the excess cord tucked into the shoe and not be visible. Do not cut the excess of the cords off, as should the knot come undone the ends would be lost inside the binding.

Bloch Elastoribs are pre-cut into four pieces and each has an elastic piece sewn into the ribbon length not quite in the centre so one length is shorter than the other. The shorter length should be pinned to the marked area for sewing to check that when the ribbon is wound around the ankle the elastic sits directly behind the Achilles tendon. The Elastoribs come with detailed instructions in the packet.