The Shake Test

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Tired of Your Hair Falling Out in Ballet Class?

Me too. This simple test will help you remedy that.


The Shake Test

After finishing your ballet bun, do the shake test. All you have to do is shake your head left to right vigorously at least 10 times.

If it stays fastened, you’re good to go. If not, start over.

Most buns fall out when we start doing chaînés and other turns in ballet class. Shaking your head left to right really fast, simulates they way a ballerina spots her head when she does a turn.


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