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How To: Apply a Hayden Panetierre red carpet makeup look

This makeup look was inspired by a red carpet look by the actress Hayden Panettiere. The cosmetic products used to create this look are Revlon Colorstay foundation, Clarins Instant Light shimmering lotion, Shu Uemura ME Gold e/s, Estee Lauder shimmering powder in Light Snow, Urban Decay primer potion, MAC Vanilla, White & Melon pigments, MAC Satin Taupe e/s, Shu Uemura ME Gold, Blacktrack fluidliner, brown & black eyeliner pencil, Rimmel Tiramisu lipliner, Rimmel Supersexy lipstick, MAC Corps...

How To: Tie pointe shoes for ballet

This video gives a demonstration of how to tie pointe shoes for ballet. The shoes are already on the dancers foot. First, take the wide ribbons and cross them over the top of the foot smoothly. Bring them up behind the ankle, right at the ankle bones. Cross them again at the ankles and then cross them again in the front, keeping the ribbons smooth. Bring the ribbons to the inside side of the foot and tie them. You can tie them in a bow or a knot. In the demonstration the ribbons are tied with...

How To: Play "True" by Spandau Ballet on the piano

Interested in playing Spandau Ballet's "True" on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing "True" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Do the Switch Firebird leap in ballet

In this video, we learn how to do the switch firebird. Start with a chasse on the left foot, taking three steps. From there, take one more step with the right foot, then brush the left foot forward. Take a nice big plea in the right leg, then brush it back and jump off the ground jumping into attitude and hitting the top of the head. Get as high as you can turned out. Use the plea to help you jump off the ground. Practice these in individual counts, then practice in one fluid movement in fron...

How To: Do an Arabesque in ballet

In this video, we learn how to do an arabesque. First, step on the right foot stepping from the right leg, then stand flat. As soon as the left leg leaves the ground, the toe points and the leg straightens. You will lift the back leg as high as you can before the chest moves forward. Make sure the back leg stays turned out and the arm doesn't go over the head in the air. You should not see the leg next to your hips, it should be right behind you. Doing this in front of a mirror will work best...

How To: Perform an intermediate turn combo in ballet

In this video, we learn how to perform an intermediate turn combo. Start a preparation, then start to turn on eight count. Open up into second position on one, then plea on two. Open the arms high on the third count, then plea on four. Open in second position on five, then double pirouette and turn in. After this, for the eighth count you will land out with arms to the side slightly raised. Practice doing these movements individually, then when you feel comfortable, start to do them in one fl...

How To: Perform the 6 o'clock in ballet

In order to perform a perfect six o'clock, you will need to, first, begin by increasing your strength and flexibility. Partner stretches may be beneficial to you, in order to increase your flexibility. This will be of additional benefit to you, if you've pushed yourself as far as you can go alone in individual stretches. When you are adequately limber, begin by stepping forward with one leg. Turn out and engage the front leg, as you transfer your weight to it. When the foot is planted, swing ...

How To: Matte down ballet pointe shoes

This video demonstrates how to matte down your pointe shoes for a recital or performance. For this, you will need a makeup brush and a container of translucent loose face powder. You may cut the powder in half, adding baby powder to it. This will lighten the powder a bit.

How To: Break in pointe shoes for ballet

I am often asked how to break in pointe shoes. Many girls are a little scared to do it as they are afraid of breaking the shoe and then having to go out and buy a new pair! This video will show you that there is really nothing to be worried about. It will help you to break in your shoes effectively!

How To: Do your American Girl Doll's in a ballet bun

In this video, we learn how to do your American Girl Doll's in a ballet bun. First, you will need to brush out your doll's hair and put it into a low pony tail or high, depending on where you want the bun on the head. After this, take the hair and twist it around the rubber band base and then take a thicker rubber band to tie around the bun to keep it in place. You can then place another rubber band around for decoration. This will finish the simple bun, which will be easiest to do on a doll ...

How To: Make DIY lace-up ribbon high heels

As kids, we had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina and dancing for the New York Ballet Company (while we loved dancing around our house in our skivies, we think it had more to do with the pretty tulle skirts and beribboned toe shoes). Dreams discarded, we are nevertheless still in love with any combination of ribbon and shoes.

How To: Play "Gold" by Spandau Ballet on piano

This is a piano rendition of "Gold" by British superstar band Spandau Ballet. "Gold" was a huge hit in the 80`s. Dino 5254 presents a piano solo in this video which visually shows us the melody and chords on the keyboard. Instead of the pulsating electric guitars, drums, vocals and keyboard in the original number, this particular cover version is a slow one with pauses and gentle lapses that go from one section of the melody to the next. Even the jungle drum beat section of the original pop s...

How To: Draw ballet slippers

In this video, instructed by Michael Weisner, of Hawk vs. Pigeon Productions, we learn how to draw ballet slippers effectively. Starting by showing us the basic shape and outlining it in pen over top previous sketches and other general attempts, Michael then shows us how to add dimension, by outlining the shoe openings, and how to put in the laces. Always better to work with a sketch, and then fill it in over top with pen for the final product, Michael gives us a terrific primer, and for anyo...

How To: Do a changing spot combo in ballet

In this video, we learn how to do a changing spot combination. Start off by standing in front of the mirror with your right foot in front of your left. After this, do four open turns. On the fifth turn, do a quarter turn to the right, opening the entire body to the right side. Then, open up your entire body and rotate around until you get to the front. At the end, pull the move in to a pirouette and end up in the front of the mirror again. With practice, you can master this spot combo, just k...

How To: Perform a beginner turn combo in ballet

In this video, we learn how to perform a beginner turn combo. Start with a channey then turn on relevea, then turn right and left into a preparation. Do one pirouette to the right, then up and relevea. Plea, then go into another pirouette while changing your arms up above your head. Practice these moves by themselves, then when you have them individually down try doing them together. You may want to practice this in front of a large mirror to see if you have the correct body movements down. W...

How To: Spot a dancer in ballet as a beginner

In this video, we learn how to spot as a beginner. Spotting is used for when you are doing turns quickly. You want to keep your eye on the same exact spot in the room so you turn in the same exact way each time, and you don't lose your focus. To practice this, stand in front of a large mirror and practice doing turns slowly, without losing your focus from the spot you're looking at. After you have mastered this, start to do turns quicker, then with using your arms to help you turn. Eventually...

How To: Play Spandau Ballet's "True" on the ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the song "True" by Spandau Ballet on the ukulele. You will need basic knowledge of chords and a tuned ukulele. The first part of the song uses the chords G, Bm7, C, and D. Repeat this for the intro. Before going into the verses, play C and D. The verse consists of the G, Bm7, C, Cm7, G, Bm7, C, Em, C, and G. The next part uses the chords C, G, C, G, C, G, Am, and F. Repeat the first chord progression for the chorus. Next, move on to the second ...

How To: Apply ballet stage makeup

Before applying any make-up start by thoroughly cleansing the face and moisturizing after cleansing. Start with a good concealer to cover up and blemishes or dark spots. Apply liquid foundation with a stipple brush to ensure all over coverage of the entire face. Now using another brush apply your face powder, you can try MAC skin finish in your own personal skin shade. For the eyes, start with a white shadow and apply all over both lids. Now, take a medium-brown color shadow and apply to the ...

How To: Do the two-step

Do the two-step! This technique requires a pattern of slow, slow, quick, quick, then repeat. Start dancing your way to two-step perfection with the help of an expert: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more ballet from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Do Jive dance steps

Want to learn how to do the jive? Jive dance steps consist of triple steps and rock back steps while always keeping your body weight on the balls of your feet. Practice your jive dance steps with guidance from a pro: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more ballet from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Perform baroque dance

Learn a few of the essential Baroque dance steps, originated in the court of King Louis XIV as theatrical entertainment. Later, Baroque developed into both ballroom dancing and classical ballet dancing. Quick a quick and free lesson from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Teach ballet to children

Our expert, Teresa Cassese Aube, shows you the basics of teaching ballet to children. She talks about the history of ballet. She also discusses certain exercises and fitness routines. So, take some time and learn about children's ballet today!