How do I do a ballet bun?

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When it’s time for a concert performance or if you want your little preschooler to feel and act like a ‘real’ ballerina, a ballet bun will put her in the mood. It’s just like wearing her ballet shoes and a gorgeous tutu to ballet class! We also love for all of our Primary Dance Academy students (Kindy and Year 1 students) to wear a ballet bun to each and every class. If you dress like a ballerina, you act like a ballerina!

how to make a ballet bun video tutorial

Our gorgeous Miss Laura will show you all the tips and tricks on how to do the perfect ballet bun!

tiny toes ballet’s top tips for a ballet bun

  • The less clean your kid’s hair is, the easier it will slick. Avoid washing your child’s hair the day before.
  • Ensure the ponytail is tight. If it is loose, the ballet bun pins won’t hold and the ballet bun will fall out.
  • Use water to slick the hair first. Use gel and/or hairspray once the hair has been slicked with water.


easy to follow ballet bun photo guide

1: Tie hair in a ponytail.










2: Slick hair in ponytail with water and bobby pins.










3: Twist hair.










4: Twist hair around in a circle to form the shape of a ballet bun.










5: Squish hair down and insert ballet bun pins. For short hair, aim to use 8 ballet bun pins. For long hair, aim to use 12. This ballet bun has 8 ballet bun pins.









Your ballet bun should look like this and sit on the crown of the head.










6: Wrap hair net around ballet bun and secure with a couple of ballet bun pins. Try and use a ballet bun net that is close to your child’s hair colour.









7: Clip a sparkle or flower in your child’s hair. Bloch has a lovely range!









And there you have it, the perfect ballet bun in a couple of easy steps. Don’t forget your flesh pink stockings and pink ballet shoes so that your little darling can feel like a real ballerina!

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If you have a two to seven-year-old who loves to twirl and leap, our dance school’s ballet & dance classes might be the right fit for your child. Why not come along and trial our kids ballet & dance classes.

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We have ballet & dance classes located at Baulkham HillsBeaumont HillsCastle HillChatswoodCherrybrookConcordCrows NestFive DockKellyvilleRouse HillThe PondsWentworth Point and Winston Hills.

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