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Friday, May 25, 2012

It’s almost recital time

Yes, we’re doing it again this year. And it’s going to be just as cute as last year. Ro and Ree are equal parts excited and annoyed – they really like to dance, but they don’t love the long practices put in right before the recital. Oh well, can’t have everything, right?

Here’s a sneak preview of what the ballet portion of the dance recital will look like (Ree and Ro are in the ballet, tap, and finale numbers, so they’ll end up wearing three costumes). The team had dance pictures last night and I grabbed a few outside the studio as we were scurrying back to the car in full costume (since someone *coughcough* forgot to pack regular clothes).DSC_3879-EditLRDSC_3882-EditLRDSC_3886-EditLR

Cuties. Hey it looks like they have learned a few moves. I wouldn’t know, since Saturday dance class is daddy time. It’s the one day a week he is almost guaranteed to be in town, and Ro and Ree really enjoy dance class and then lunch (or whatever else they can talk him into) with daddy afterwards. It seems like quite a few families do the same thing, TubaDad told me that last week one of the dads brought his daughters into the studio lobby, looked around at the room and said “Not a woman in sight. Nice job fellas.” Hee!

Oh, since all hair is hidden in ballet buns and the bracelets still haven’t been repaired, can you tell who’s who?

PS: Any tips on ballet buns? Gah, I am NOT good at making those things to begin with, plus the girls’ hair is so thin that the buns are miniscule and practically spit the bobby pins back out.

30 comments:

  1. Cute! My daughter's recital is tomorrow with rehearsal tonight!

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  2. SO CUTE!!!! They look like they are more than ready to hit the stage!! Good luck sweet little ladies~

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend~

    xo,

    Lisa

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  3. Your girls are such the little darlings!

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  4. Anonymous5/25/2012

    I would say that Ree is on the right but to be truthful I really cannot tell them apart.

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  5. Anonymous5/25/2012

    Try looking on YouTube for the buns you make using a sock. Somehow you cut the end off a sock and roll it up and wrap the hair around it. Sounds crazy but works really well. If I wasn't on my phone I'd try to find a link for you.

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  6. Anonymous5/25/2012

    Try the Korean Bun Maker / Magic Bun maker - it's a black sponge thing with a piece of metal inside that you slide onto a ponytail to make the bun - super easy and literally the only thing that I've found to make my super straight, slippery, fine Asian hair stay in a pretty bun for ballet. Pin in place, then LOTS of hairspray. I buy mine on ebay for somewhere around $2!

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  7. For my girls we use a 'donut', a hairnet, a lot of spray and pins.

    http://www.claires.com/store/goods/Teens/cat310180/Barrettes-%26-Clips/p31733/Ballerina-Bun-Donut/

    You make a ponytail and put it through the middle of the donut and then the hair falls over the outside covering it. Put a hair elastic over the donut to catch the hair, and pin all the excess hair around the edge. Cover with a thin black hairnet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=882m4QKu0sg shows you how to use it

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  8. PS - these clips are really useful

    http://www.glitz4girlz.com/user/products/large/pin025.jpg

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  9. Try putting their hair into a ponytail, then braiding the pony tail. Then twist the braid into a bun. You can also do a ponytail, then 2 small braids and twist those into a bun. This usually helps the bobby pins stay in place better because you can tuck them into the folds of the braid.

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  10. So, so cute!! This time I can easily tell them apart. Ro is on the left and Ree on the right.

    Heh...gotta love the daddy comment. I went downstairs to my new job assignment today and the only people in the test area were the guys. They said it was 'Man Cave' day so I high tailed it back to my desk. That works!

    No help with the ballet buns other than to suggest TD do them! I was in baton for years and baton hair was dad's jurisdiction. We still tell tales of that!

    Cannot wait to see video of your beautiful dancers!!

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  11. We do buns while their hair is wet and and then I put so much hair gel in it that it's not going anywhere. I also use a hairnet to wrap the bun. They look adorable by the way.

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  12. Anonymous5/25/2012

    You should try spin pins for their hair. They are these double helix shaped spiral pins that you "screw" in. Regular bobby pins always pop out of my hair, but these work great! They also come in different colors and lengths for different types of hair. I got mine at Target, but I've also seen them at drug stores, etc. Good luck!

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  13. Oh so very cute! Love! Those long rehersals to get a little tiring:) I have always found the best thing for a bun is to put it up when the hair is wet and cover with a black hair net. Hope they have a great time!

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  14. Brenda5/25/2012

    Ro left, Ree right. Gorgeous costumes. I want one.

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  15. Anonymous5/25/2012

    go to youtube type in sock bun!

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  16. I agree that the "donut" bun is the way to go! I bought a boy-sized pair of dress socks (black for your 2) when my daughters hair was shorter, cut it off at the heel and roll into a donut. For this year's recital her hair is much longer so she graduated to one of daddy's socks! It's a really good method. After putting the donut over the ponytail, spreading the hair out to cover, and adding the elastic hairband over the top I take small sections of the hair that is sticking out, twist, and pin with bobby pin, repeat. Hairspray like there is no tomorrow! I learn almost all of my hair do's on You Tube :)

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  17. Oh so many years of this

    Wet hair, wet hair, wet hair is the key- have a water sprayer handy OR the secret and best way is wet and dirty chlorine hair. Then it will hold long enough for you to douse it in hair spray.

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  18. Oh so many years of this

    Wet hair, wet hair, wet hair is the key- have a water sprayer handy OR the secret and best way is wet and dirty chlorine hair. Then it will hold long enough for you to douse it in hair spray.

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  19. Anonymous5/25/2012

    I have thin, slippery asian hair too! I use a hair donut when making buns! Works best if the ponytail part is damp before wrapping it around the donut...break a leg girls!

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  20. Anonymous5/25/2012

    Holy Smokes they look so grown up in these photos.
    Beautiful girlies!!

    Uncle Bobby

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  21. Ro is on the left and Ree is on the right! (or at least that is what I think!) Their costumes are splendid. Love the colors! I hope their recital goes really well for them! :)

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  22. Anonymous5/26/2012

    I was also going to add that a hair donut is the only way, and try not to make it tight let it form as much of the bun itself as you are able to let it the tighter you pull it all the less your able to mould it into a good shape with the pins, speaking of pins bun pins are better than bobby pins. - good luck
    Mette

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  23. They look so beautiful in their ballet dresses!

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  24. Hi! I am twelve and have been dancing for nine years and have a surefire way to make a great bun. First, you start with wet or damp hair and hair gel that you brush back into a tight ponytail. Next, you either hold the ponytail and twist it or braid the ponytail. You wrap the hair around the ponytail holder in a spiral and pin it as you go. I use a hairnet to cover the bun and pin in place. I also use a TON of hairspray for performances! Good luck! I hope this helped! In a few years they'll be able to make their own! Have fun at the recital!

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  25. Too cute! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the costumes :-)

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  26. After a few years of my older DD being on a competitive dance team, I'm with Hope. Wet hair, TONS of gel, brush it back tight into a pony. Then twist the pony around the pony holder. I only pin it once or twice, then wrap it all in a hairnet...let it hold all the loose ends for you...just keep wrapping and twisting until it's as tight as can be. For my 6yo, I then pin the hairnet into her hair. Then I slick everything else back w/ a little more gel and plaster on the hairspray. Our dress rehearsal is this week.

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  27. My daughter's dance instructor told us to use a hairnets. So I do a high ponytail, twist and make a bun, then out the hairnet on and pin away. It makes a flatter bun, which she said is more desirable. Oh, and I spray with water first and put gel around the hairline.
    Oh, and this momma remembers the change of clothes forgets the underwear! So she has to wear her tights.
    Kim O

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  28. Yes to hairnets, yes to doughnuts or sock buns if the problem is that their hair is so fine that it makes their buns too tiny to get ahold of, the other thing I do is that when pinning my bun down, I pin every 3/8 of the way around. By this I mean, I pin at 12 oclock, 5 oclock, 9 oclock, 2 oclock, working around the bun that way going a bit more than a quarter turn each time. I found gel worked better than hairspray for me.

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  29. my daughters hair is fine too. I put it in a pony tail twist it into a bun & slip a fake hair pony tail holder from Sallys over it. Makes it look nice & full & cover the messy bun I made! :O)

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  30. Two words -- sock buns! If you want all the details just email me. They really are the best.

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