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Ballerinas: Clothes and Hairstyles

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The first step in becoming a ballerina is the right clothes and hairstyle. The budding ballerina will need a leotard (a simple short sleeve leotard or a tank leotard), ballet tights and a tutu. She will also need ballet shoes. Ballet shoes can be made of leather or satin and should fit good. For beginners, leather sole ballet slippers are great. When ready to go on pointe, the ballerina will need proper pointe shoes. It is helpful to pack all this up in a dance bag. Some other things to put in the 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 face, which is very important when performing their ballet moves. Beverly

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