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Dance Mums - help! All so new to me and i need some help/tips!!!

Answered 1 year ago

My almost 13 year old daughter joined a dance company that does comps this year (previously more casual dance classes wirh end of year concert only). I've received a list of stuff she will require for comps. Can anyone recommend good online stores for shoes, tights, spats (had to google what that was!) Or dance supply shops in Perth? Also, they need bondi sands fake tan - do i get the foam, cream, mist??? My daughter has very pale skin so bit concerned about the colour as being ultra dark! Im alo terrible with hair and makeup, any tips?? I can't even do my own hair and makeup well! Stressing!!!! So out of my depth and so not my thing! Feel like this will cost a fortune as I'll end up going to hair and makeup people!!


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1 year ago
Personally I don’t like the whole dance culture, I think it’s an unhealthy environment for young girls. Plus, the whole fake tan / heavy makeup / done hair seems wrong to me...these are little girls, they shouldn’t be dolled up like pageant queens. I will be encouraging my daughter to play group sports instead.

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1 year ago
It really depends on the school. Not all of them are like that and it can be a really great thing to get into. Dance is great for fitness and also things like posture and flexibility. The dance schools my daughter has been involved with always promote teamwork and have a lovely family atmosphere. You can’t generalise like that.

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1 year ago
I agree. My girls do netball, basketball and dance but they do hip hop and gymnastics style (forget the correct word for it) and those classes the dress code is relaxed and the concert is optional. They love it. My friends girls do ballet and thats got a lot more commitment, costume making and the mum does a lot of waiting around. We dont have time to commit to that anyway due to the other sports and my other kids commitments.

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1 year ago
She's not making your kids do it so don't worry you don't need to like it.

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1 year ago
Dance and Design in Joondalup
Sequin City in Wangara

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1 year ago
Take out a second mortgage now.

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1 year ago
Yeah, I'm realising that! Fees are one thing, but every week there seems to be something else they want us to buy! Didn't really realise what we were getting into..... but my daughter loves it! So glad i only have the 1 daughter though! I also refuse to have our family life revolve around dance like some families. Sooooo not my thing!

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1 year ago
Good luck!

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1 year ago
Are you the stepmum from the other thread about activities? :P

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1 year ago
My daughter’s dance school runs hair and makeup workshops so you could ask the dance school about that. Also YouTube is your friend!

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1 year ago
I'll ask. Yeah, ive tried to copy youtude stuff in the past when doing hair and makeup for myself - i just can't do it, it seems simple enough to follow the steps but it just never ends up right....

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1 year ago
Have you tried slowing the video down and doing it in micro steps? Thats what I do. I'm not really a makeup girl but I followed a youtube tutorial tiny bit by tiny bit and did my own wedding makeup last year. It looked amazing. My sister had hers done by a professional a few years ago and that didnt look nearly as nice (she was cakey and very kewpie [sp?] Dollesque). I realise wedding and dance are two different styles, but if I can do it, anyone can.

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1 year ago
OP Im the same with hair, I think it depends on your hair type. my and daughters hair is really thick so we got the hairdresser to thin it out but keep the length that makes it much easier to style.

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1 year ago
Maybe ask one of the other mums to teach you hair and make-up? Otherwise get your daughter to practise doing it herself, she might have a knack for it 🙂

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1 year ago
Try asking your daughter’s dance teacher as they may have some recommendations, especially re: the fake tan.

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1 year ago
They've told us the colour but nothing else. I've sent them an email with a bunch of questions!

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1 year ago
Try Dance Store - it’s QLD based but ships Australia wide. Dance Desire is also really good.

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1 year ago
Thanks! I'll check it out.