With dancing, there usually is a hairdo that fits that type of dance. For example, if you were doing country and western the hairstyle would be a little different then if you were doing ballet or Latin dancing. It is important to duplicate the type of hairdo to fit your dancing number.
Hairdos need to connect with the type of dancing you will be doing. The most important factor is to be comfortable while you dance. The more complicated the dance step and style is, the most controlled your hairstyle will probably need to be.
When you are competing your hairstyle is even more relevant. You want the judges to watch your dancing, not your hair. Have your hairstyle match the type of dance style you are doing. Here are a few suggestions.
Ballroom: Whether you are doing the foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, or waltz you will want a sophisticate style. Have a smooth hairstyle with your hair pulled back. Best hairdos for this dancing style are French twists, knots, and chignons. Make sure you secure all do’s properly so there is no chance they come undone and distract from the performance.
Swing: Swing has a lot of movement. Keep your hair back by wearing a ponytail. The less your hair comes in contact with your partner, and his shirt buttons, the better. If you are doing a 50’s swing, add a bandana that matches your poodle skirt costume.
Ballet: This type of dancing requires a ballet bun. A bun keeps the dancer’s hair from flying in her face. It also creates a beautiful, clean elegant line for the dancer and works well with the type of dancing she is doing.
Hip Hop: Anything goes. You can wear glitter, hair extensions or temporary hair color. This is one of the only dance styles where your hair can literally be as wild or tame as you like.
Country & Western: This type of dancing also allows a lot of leeway as far as hairdos are concerned. You wouldn’t want your hair to be as distracting as it could be with hip hop or break dancing styles, but you have the option to have your hair pulled back or worn down. Wear a cowboy hat to complete the look.