Monday, November 16, 2009

May the BEST BUNS Win!!

This is not a joke. Below is a real e-mail that came to my inbox from our dance studio. I was not going to share my distress over their complete obsession with "secured hair", until Jade and I were once again chided today for wearing our street shoes on the studio floor.



Starts Monday Nov 2nd until Thursday Nov 19th!!! Winner announced when we return from Thanksgiving break.* Jazz, Ballet, Technique, and Drill Team classes* A "bun" is defined as having the hair secured (not swinging freely) and off the neck.* French braids tucked under, two buns, and other secured hairstyles are fine, too.*

Snoods, rubber bun formers, and the bun formers that resemble "slap bracelets" are all acceptable (and encouraged!) These can be purchased at drug stores, some grocery stores, and at Spotlight dancewear - all in with the barrettes and hair things.* Short hair - should be secured as much as possible. Ponytail can be "clipped down" with barrettes or claw clips. Headbands or barrettes to keep the hair out of the face are great.

Here is how it will work: The teacher, studio asst director or owner (during evening hours, most often the owner) will "score" each bun for a total class score. Scoring is done like this:- Hair up as request and secured of the neck (not swinging) - 10 pts.- Exceptionally good (no "pull throughs," tendrils hanging on the side, etc) - addtl 10 pts.- Each student can earn as much as 20 pts.- Class Score is determined by totaling the scores and dividing by the number of students present in the class.- A class bonus of 5 pts (before dividing) may be added if a class ALL has exceptional buns! :-)

What will the winning class get?! An ice cream (or equivalent if allergies) party to be held in the staff breakroom. (Party will be held after class one night in December and for those who have additional classes, we will extend the party after your last class as well!!!!)

May the BEST BUNS win!


I think I am developing an allergy to buns! It actually has been brewing for a while...ever since I enrolled in Ballet/Tap 101 for hair styling deficient mommies.

Is it bad that I giggled as the instructor fiddled unsuccessfully with Lily's hair today, trying to fix the misshapen bun upon her head, before the "bun checker" came in?

I didn't think so.

I'm pretty sure her class will not be winning the ice cream party. Never fear though...mommy knows that the Braum's drive-thru is on our way home after class.

We'll ask for double scoops as we pretend that our other buns are in good shape too.


R said...

haha! i'm a drill team girl, so i totally understand the hair thing. i miss the days when having my hair and make-up done to our director's standards was the biggest worry on my plate!!

i had to laugh too because i wear my hair in a bun a lot when i'm too tired to actually "fix" it (which if i'm honest with myself is most days!), and my 4 y/o calls it a "bundle". :0)

H-Mama said...

That's funny! Buns are just plain tricky... all the way around. ;)

Jennifer Rutherford said...


I think I would have to rebel against this bun mandate. I mean really, does it make that much of a difference? I thought dancing involved feet, not hair? Ha! But what do I know, I have 2 boys!

Laura said...

You have GOT to be kidding me!!

Wilson Family said...

That is funny! So are you! Can't wait to see y'all this morning!

Deidre said...

Hahaha - I love it that you have already thought to run through the drive-thru on the way home. No
Condemation!!! More to life than perfectly secured hair, right?

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It sounds like you're creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place.

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