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Ballerinas: Clothes and Hairstyles

The first step in becoming a ballerina is the right clothes and hairstyle. You will need a leotard (you can choose a simple short sleeve leotard or a tank leotard) and ballet tights. Don’t forget to add a tutu! You will also need ballet shoes. Ballet shoes can be made of leather or satin. Make sure the shoes are a good fit though. For beginners, leather sole ballet slippers are great. When you are ready to go on pointe, get proper pointe shoes.

It is helpful to pack all this up in a dance bag. Some other things you might want in your bag are a towel, water bottle and a small, healthy snack.

The young ballerina will probably be required to wear her hair in a ballet hairstyle. This consists of either a ponytail twisted into a bun, pigtail braids pinned on top of the head or even a headband around their head. These hairstyles help keep the hair out of their faces, which is very important when performing their ballet moves.

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