Category Archives: Dance Fashion

Dorota Makar’s style for 2015 Parinama Open in Shanghai

Have a look at Dorota Makar's hairstyle and makeup which she had at the Parinama Open in Shanghai - the most prestigious dance competition in Asia. Dorota together with her partner Sergiu were the winners in Amateur Ballroom in this event. As well, they are the current Champions of UK Open, Blackpool, International, Europe and Poland.

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The organization of this competition was great, says Dorota and Sergiu: the venue - Mercedes Benz Arena, which hosts the biggest concerts and sporting events in Shanghai;  5 star hotel for competitiors - Intercontinental Shanghai Expo; World-class adjudicators - many World Champions like Marcus Hilton, Bryan Watson, Richard Gleave, Jukka Happalainen, Simona Fancello, Christopher Hawkins, Slavik Kryklivyi, Andrew Sinkinson, Robin Short etc.; music - live orchsetra. Cannot ask for more.... congratulations go to the organizers - Diana Kuan and her team. Very well done!

Regards from Asia. :)

Shanghai Open Parinama 2015


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The difference between the Evening Look and Competition Look

When you started dancing and attended your first dance events and competitions, you probably asked yourself why you need to have a hairstyle with lots of hairspray, gel and stones on it and strong, exaggerated makeup. Well, the idea is to look beautiful on the dance floor. Now, of course, people have different tastes. Some people can do better hairstyles then others, some are indifferent about their look, and some are obsessed with it, but we are not here to discuss this subject.
Let's say you decided to have the most beautiful look on the dance floor for your next championships. Next, you ask yourself: can I have a normal evening look or a special competition look to be the best dancer of the night?

There are 3 major differences between an evening Look and a competition look:

1. The lasting factor - a competition look has to last all day long and be resistant to faster movements, sweat and even shocks. That's why you have to use more hairspray, tie the hair tighter, use more resistant cosmetics etc. compared with an evening look.

2. The lighting factor - Remember: in the competition you are the star! Usually the lighting is not so great at competitions because the venues are big and it's too costly to light them very well. Also, the light is not concentrated only on one dancer but on the whole floor in general. Comparing it to, for example, television, they have the best possible lightings and they spend 30 minutes just to set the correct effect on a person so it looks great on TV screens. Unfortunately we don't have that at many dancesport competitions. That's why the makeup has to be more prominent to look good on the dance floor.

3. The distance factor - sometimes dancers compete in very big venues where thousands of people are watching the competition. The person sitting in the last row can't even recognize your facial features if you are on the dance floor. Many times even the people from the first row or judges are placed too far from dancers because of the size of the floor. Because you want to look great in every situation while you are dancing even from far away, the competition hair and makeup has to be more accentuated than normal evening hair and makeup. However, be careful to not exaggerate the look. You have to find the correct balance to still look natural.

Keeping in mind these 3 factors which influence the way you look on the dance floor will definitely change the way you style yourself for competitions and will encourage you to learn the correct skills to be able to do your hair and makeup well.

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Interview with Maurizio Vescovo & Andra Vaidilaite

Another captivating interview with one of the best Latin-American Dance couples in the World:

Maurizio Vescovo & Andra Vaidilaite representing Flag_of_Canada.svg Canada.

They are not only wonderful dancers with numerous titles but also wonderful people! They always inspire us with their Energy on the dance floor, Technique and Interesting Routines. To see them live in competitions like Blackpool, UK Open, International, Kremlin Cup, Assen or Paris, it's indescribable.

In this interview they talk about their lifestyle, how they started dancing together and in the end they have a GREAT MESSAGE for all dancers! So, watch the interview 'till the end..... Enjoy!


Watch their recent Cha-Cha at World Championships in Disneyland Paris:

And, of course, their Rumba at World Super Stars 2014..... just amazing....

source: Youtube

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Why ?



  • How many times have you wished to have somebody to teach you how to do your hair and makeup for the upcoming dance championships? 

  • How much stress did you encounter just before the start of the competition while struggling to do your hair?

  • Don't you think that if you looked and felt better, you would perform better as well?


Well, now all those questions, problems and stress can go away because will be always here to help you out :)

Watching our tutorials and you can learn all the insights for creating your best look for dancing while saving a lot of time and energy which you will need for the performance. 


Not a Ballroom Dancer? No worries! 

Dancelook hairstyles and makeups tutorials are also perfect for other styles of dance, stage performances and theatre.

So don't sit back! Try it Now!


Photo from DancesportInfo.NetJust imagine entering the floor looking gorgeous and drawing the attention of the judges and the audience... do you think you will dance better?  We think you will.

That's why we cordially invite you to sign up and watch our premium, easy-step instructional videos for Hair and Makeup and to read our blog where we have interesting articles .


Think how much you can gain from these lessons of visage.... and you don't have to travel anywhere in order to get it - you can simply relax in your home, spend less then an hour and learn everything you need to know to turn your dance look in a complete success.


You can watch the lesson over and over again and by practicing you will get better and better. THERE IS NO BETTER WAY BUT TO LEARN IT YOURSELF! You'll be able to style your hair and makeup brilliantly for any dance competition without stress and time-loss.

You will also be able to make it for somebody else, if you like. The techniques are easy to learn and apply. 

"Dance is a performing art, that's why it has to look good."

You can use the techniques from our tutorials for inventing other ideas which will look even more original on you.

A lesson on hair & makeup is a MUST for every dancer who takes ballroom dancing seriously and wants to become the best at it.

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Makeup – A must-have list for a lady dancer

Each competition is something exceptional. It does not matter if it is a small, intimate event or global occasion with first class participants. We always want to feel special and unique and first of all beautiful. Undoubtedly, proper choice of beauty products can help with that and it will make everybody at the dance floor look only at you.

Probably it happened many times that you were wondering what to pack into your vanity case and then, at the competition, it turned out that you had forgotten the most important item. Based on our own experience we would like to recommend a truly reliable set of cosmetics which would work in practice, in every place and all conditions.

It is absolutely necessary to have:

1. Foundation

2. Powder

3. Concealer

4. Blusher

5. Eyeshadows

6. Lipstick and liner

7. Eyebrow liner

8. Eye pencils

9. Eyeliner

10. Mascara

11. Accessories for cosmetics’ application


The absolute basis here is a well-matched FOUNDATION which will give you perfect and flawless coverage for your face, lasting all day long. While making your choice remember to choose the one which has long-lasting effect. From practical reasons both compact and stick work well.

Our number one is DermaBlend Professional Cover Crème which ensures ideal coverage for nearly 12 hours and thanks to a wide range of shades each of us will find something suitable. What is more it is odorless and it does not block pores.



Other products worth recommending:

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Sleek - Creme To Powder – Delicatecream consistency ensures full coverage and at the same time a feeling of lightness.





Mac - Full Coverage Foundation, Mac - Pro Longwear Foundation – Perfectly hides all imperfections, moisturizes and gives natural look.



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Clinique - Even Better Compact – Oil free, delicately
illuminating, very good compact, comes in an elegant case with a mirror.


The prices of these products are different and suitable for different skin types so we are sure that everybody can find something customized for themselves.

In order to set and finish our make-up and to give it final touch a good POWDER is necessary. It will give our skin matt finish or if we prefer it will illumine our face, hiding the differences between concealer and foundation.

MAC Studio Fix



DANCELOOK recommends Mac - Studio Fix which combines the easiness of application with perfect coverage. In spite of passing time your skin is ideally smooth and dry.


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DermaBlend - Setting Powder –in a powder form, of high durability, transparent without any odor. It is especially recommended for dancers with sensitive skin.




Bobbi Brown: Sheer Finish Loose Powder – perfectly finishes your make-up, prevents shining and even hides fine wrinkles, as the previous one it is colorless.





Egyra Egyptishe Erde – original Egyptian soil makes this offer interesting and unusual. Apart from great aesthetic effect our skin gets a shot of nutrients hidden in this powder. Vitamins A and E, jojoba oil or Karite butter will additionally pamper our skin.



Each of you has at least once been annoyed with unbearable spots which would appear on your face despite all the efforts. The effect was that all the face was covered with cosmetics but the things that we wanted to conceal were still visible.

Fortunately, now we have a whole range of CONCEALERS which are 007 secret agents for special tasks. However, you have to choose carefully so that they play their roles and do not spoil the whole makeup.

In this regard DANCELOOK recommends




Dermablend - Quick Fix -  as the name suggests fast and painless





Clinique - Line Smoothing Concealer – it conceals literally everything !





Sleek - Corrector And Concealer – it covers every red spot




Next important and obligatory aspect of our makeup is a BLUSHER. When smartly used it will model the oval of our face or highlight the cheekbones. Intense and strong colors ideally match dancing competitions.

It is worth experimenting and buying something really exceptional. If you accept this option it is a good idea to select something from a vast offer of Inglot company and we are sure you won’t be disappointed.


If we want our eyes to be striking, sexy and attracting attention of every judge, they must be properly prepared. EYE SHADOWS in the shades of black, brown and white are here an absolute must-have.P1100553


It is difficult to choose the ones which are the best but it is a good idea to browse through the products of Urban Decay - Naked, Inglot or Mac.


In order to boost the effect and make our look more seductive, an EYELINER should be used. It will highlight and sharpen your glance. It is necessary to choose a waterproof one so that after winning a competition your tears of joy will not wash it away.

 P1100577DANCELOOK uses  Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner.

 Do not forget about MASCARA  P1100571
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From our experience we know that EYEBROWS are often ignored or done in a hurry. Let’s not forget that eyebrows which are properly modelled and match the oval of our face can change a lot!inglot eyebrow pencil 503

We personally use EYEBROW PENCiL Inglot 503 which works well for both fair and dark hair. We recommend it!


The last elements for the eyes are EYE PENCILS one black and one white.P1100565    maybelline-master-smoky-shadow-pencil-smoky-black


Lips are the last remaining part to be beautified. We use a LIPSTICK and a LIP LINER in classical and charming shades of red and pink.

Again Inglot products help here with very good value for money and a vast range of shades.

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With this set of beauty products and foundation, powder and eye shadow BRUSHES as well as Beauty Blender i.e. a special SPONGE for makeup, we can go to any competition and always look beautiful and feminine and what’s the most important natural.






The sets of cosmetics recommended by DANCELOOK:

Optimal set

1. Foundation  (Dermablend Professional Cover Creme) about 50

2. Powder (Mac - Studio FIx) about 18

3. Concealer (Dermablend Quick Fix) about 40

4. Blusher (Inglot  - Zestaw) about 8

5. Eye shadows (Urban Decay Naked) about 50

6. Lipstick and lipliner: (Inglot) about 15

7. Eyebrow pencil (Inglot) about 8

8. Eye pencil (Inglot) about 8

9. Eyeliner (Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner) about 25

10. Mascara (Inglot) about 8

TOTAL about 230


Economical set

1. Foundation  (Sleek - Creme To Powder) about 8

2. Powder (Mac - Studio FIx) about 18

3. Concealer  (Sleek - Corrector And Concealor) about 10

4. Blusher  (Inglot  - Zestaw) about 8

5. Eye shadows (Inglot) about 8

6. Lipstick and lipliner (Inglot) about 15

7. Eyebrow pencil (Inglot) about 8

8. Eye pecnil (Inglot) about 8

9. Eyeliner (Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner) about 25

10. Mascara  (Inglot) about 8

TOTAL about 116



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