​Costume Reference Guide

1. Apply a base. Liquid foundation is best. Evenly spread this on with a sponge or foundation brush (or use your fingers). You may need to apply a second coat for heavier coverage. Don’t forget your neck and ears. 2. Cover marks and blemishes. Use concealer to cover marks. 3. Give yourself a glow. Gently brush blusher on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping up and out towards the hairline. 4 Set it. Gently sweep loose powder on your face to dull shiny areas and set the applied makeup. 5. Eye shadow. Have 3 shades of eye shadow. Apply the darkest shade near the eye, the medium shade above the eyelid crease, and the lightest shade under the eyebrow. Remember to slightly blend the colors together using the blush brush. ​6. Line your lids. To line the upper lid, apply a thin, straight line starting from the inner corner. Allow the line to extend in a straight  line beyond the natural eyelid. Add white eyeliner above the extended line (from outer corner of the eye). 7. Volumise. Curl your eyelashes. Then, brush on two coats of black mascara. Wiggle your brush to help separate your lashes. Add another coat if you feel you need it. 8. Lips. Apply lip stain with CAUTION and always make sure your lips are well hydrated and not chapped. Apply a small amount of clear lip gloss or balm on top to seal. After followingthe steps for the basic makeup, stand back and smile. You are now ready to hit the stage. Break a leg!!
​ Store your makeup in a case that is only used  for dance and you’ll never forget an item.

Costume Instructional Video

Make-up Application for Girls

Make-up Application for Boys


1. Cover marks and blemishes. Use concealer to cover marks.
2. Give yourself a glow. Lightly brush a plum blusher on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping up and out towards the hairline. 3. Line your lids. Draw a straight line from the outer corner of the eye. Add white eyeliner above the line from the outer corner of the eye. 4. Lips. Apply lip stain with CAUTION and always make sure your lips have been well moisturized and are not chapped. After following the steps for the basic makeup, stand back and smile. You are now ready to hit the stage. Break a leg!! Store your makeup in a case that is only used for dance and you’ll never forget an item.



Costumes: Most costumes are the property of the club and are rented to the dancers on an annual basis. Dancers are responsible for providing their own footwear and many need a few different styles depending on their level and the regions they perform.

 
Make-up:  All dancers wear makeup on stage in order to make their faces and expressions visible to the audience. Makeup is used to emphasize facial features that would otherwise be washed out by stage lights. Full make-up applies to a theatre setting only i.e. performance or competitions involving stage lighting. The list of required makeup and application instructions will be available in the fall.​​


Rental Terms:  Costumes are very expensive to purchase and difficult to replace. A separate deposit cheque is required, equal to the replacement cost of the costume. It will only be cashed if the costume is returned with non-wear damage or is not returned within the specified time at the end of the year. Should the costume require cleaning during the dance season, please inform the Director of Costumes and Property. Stony Plain Dry Cleaners is our cleaner of choice, as they are very familiar with all our costumes. The cost of the additional cleaning is the responsibility of the renter. To protect our costumes, there is absolutely no drinking (except water) while in costume. If your child must eat, the foods must be colorless, not sweet, salty or sticky. Suggested items include no salt pretzels, low salt tortilla chips or arrowroot cookies.


Dancers, even young ones, wear makeup on stage in order to make their faces and expressions visible to the audience. Makeup can emphasize facial features that would otherwise be washed out by stage lights.