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4 Things You Need to Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts (And It Doesn't Include Your Team Roster!)

Posted by Trista on Feb 22, 2019

4 Things You Need to Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts (And It Doesn't Include Your Team Roster!)

Starting early on your custom dance costume design can save you time, stress, and money, but one of the main constraints we hear is, "I don't have my team or money yet!" 

No worries, there are ways to get started even without your team assembled or your funds in place for the year. 

You can take advantage of early bird savings by getting started with your design and prototype before you have your team or your full funding. Then, when you have your team and funding secured, you can place your full order.

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Topics: How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

Meet The Line Up Team: Josefina, Production Lead - Sewing & Finishing

Posted by Stephanie on Feb 20, 2019

 

Get to know Josefina,  who is a Production Lead in Sewing & Finishing here at The Line Up! 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Competition Recap: 2019 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

Posted by Tom on Feb 20, 2019

Competition Recap: 2019 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

Here we are in the dead of winter, wishing for days of sunshine, blue skies, and barbeques. And while we dream of brighter days ahead, one bright spot this time of year is that we’re in the thick of competition season! One of the four major skating events sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating took place earlier this month: the 2019 Eastern Synchro Skating Sectional Championships were held in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The event featured teams ranging from Preliminary to Open Masters, all hoping to qualify for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships held February 28th-March 2nd. We were thrilled to outfit a few of the teams at this year’s competition, check them out below!

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, Synchronized skating

Team Spotlight: Chaska Dance Team's Tenacious Season

Posted by Trista on Feb 12, 2019

Chaska high school dance team

Team: Chaska High School Dance Team
Coaches: Kris Rydland, Tara Lindemeier, Tracy Standahl, Lindsay Danielson
Location: Chaska, MN
Style: High School Dance Team, Jazz and Kick  

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Topics: Team Spotlight, High School, High Kick, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Meet The Line Up Team: Joana, Production Lead - Markers & Contractors

Posted by Stephanie on Feb 12, 2019

 

Get to know Joana, who is a Production Lead in Markers & Contractors here at The Line Up! 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Competition Recap: 2019 North Dakota State Dance Competition

Posted by Tom on Feb 11, 2019

West Fargo High School High Kick costume

Another season is in the books for North Dakota dance teams, culminating in the 2019 NDADD State Dance Competition.  The competition featured teams from around the state doing their best Pom, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and High Kick dances!

For over 30 years, NDADD has showcased dance teams in North Dakota, regularly highlighting the creativity and artistry of this great sport! We were honored to outfit some of the teams at this year's competition; check them out below.  

Congrats on a great season, ladies! 

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, Dance, High School

The Wizards & Cavaliers New Senior Dance Teams

Posted by Trista on Feb 5, 2019

Cleveland Cavaliers Senior dance team

The Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers have a new addition to their entertainment lineup: senior dance teams!  The teams, aptly named Wizdom and Wine & Goldies,  are made up of dancers 50 years of age or older.  Many of the members have had past careers as dancers and auditioned against 50+ of their peers to make the team. 

The Wizards and the Cavaliers join the ranks of the Pelicans, and Golden State Warriors, Bucks, Heat, and Bulls  - all teams that have added senior dance teams in recent years. The new additions have occurred among a trend of more inclusive changes with NBA dance teams.  The Wizards, Raptors, and Spurs have also re-branded their dance teams and now feature co-ed members.  Who says only ladies can dance?! 

Check out some photos and videos from the Wizdom and the Wine & Goldies first performances this season!  

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Team Spotlight: The New York Jets Flight Crew's Retro-Inspired Signature Uniform

Posted by Trista on Jan 31, 2019

New York Jets Flight Crew

Team: New York Jets Flight Crew
Director & Choreographer: Denise Garvey
Location: New York
Style: Professional NFL Cheerleaders

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Professional Cheer - NFL

Meet The Line Up Team: Claudia, Markers & Cutting Production Lead

Posted by Stephanie on Jan 31, 2019

 

Get to know Claudia,  a Production Lead in Markers and Cutting here at The Line Up! 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

NBA Dancers' City Edition Jerseys

Posted by Abby on Jan 25, 2019
NBA Dancers' City Edition Jerseys

Nike did not disappoint last year with their first year partnership with the NBA, and they’re back at it again with the second year of the City Edition jerseys.   

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Behind the Design

Competition Recap: 2019 UDA College Nationals

Posted by Abby on Jan 24, 2019

 2019 UDA Recap

Photos by Universal Dance Association 

Are you still basking in the glow and excitement of this past weekend, like us?!  Dance and cheer teams from around the country came together this past weekend to compete in the most prestigious collegiate championship of the year - UDA College Nationals.

It's always an amazing source of inspiration, and we're lucky enough to work with some of these incredibly talented dancers. Check out some of the teams we had the honor of dressing for their big day! 

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, College

Competition Recap: 2019 Iowa State Dance and Drill Championships

Posted by Trista on Jan 8, 2019

2019 Iowa State Dance and Drill Championships 

Photos by Tim McConnell Photography. 

The Iowa State Dance and Drill Association Championships were held early last month in Des Moines, Iowa, and we recently got a few photos of the competition from photographer Tim McConnell.   

The Iowa State Competition is very different from many state competitions because there are colleges that compete, co-ed categories, production categories, light show categories, and more, in addition to the traditional dance team categories. So cool to see such a variety in one competition! 

Check out a few of the teams we were lucky to have outfitted for the tournament, below!  

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps

Team Spotlight: Trail Blazers Stunt Team's New Uniforms

Posted by Trista on Jan 3, 2019

 blazers stunt team crop and leggings

Team: Trail Blazers Stunt Team
Coach:  Andrea Iverson
Location:  Portland, Oregon
Style:  NBA Stunt Team

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Professional Dance - NBA

Team Spotlight: St Cloud State University Dance Team

Posted by Abby on Dec 21, 2018

St Cloud State Dance Team 

Team: St. Cloud State University Dance Team
Coach: Susan Uhrich & Brittany Whittaker
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Style: Collegiate Dance Team

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College, Cheer, Pom & Gameday

Meet The Line Up Team: Julie, Product Designer

Posted by Abby on Dec 19, 2018

 

Get to know Julie,  a Product Designer here at The Line Up! 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Team Spotlight: Prescott High School Dance Team's Empowered Jazz Dance Costume

Posted by Abby on Dec 6, 2018

 Meet the Prescott Dance Team

Photos by EmGrace Photography

Team: Prescott High School Dance Team
Coach: Samantha Schoen
Location: Prescott, WI
Style: Danceline

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Topics: Team Spotlight

Meet The Line Up Team: Miranda, Surface Designer

Posted by Abby on Dec 4, 2018

 

Get to know Miranda, Surface Designer & Sublimation Production Lead here at The Line Up! 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

What to Do When You Get Your Dance Costumes

Posted by Trista on Nov 30, 2018

what to do when you get your dance costume

There's nothing better than a fresh box of apparel, and since it only happens a couple times a year, celebrate it! Make the most out of your purchase by opening your box and checking your order right away.  If something isn't quite right, the last thing you want to do is scramble to fix it the day before competition.  Here are five tips for what to do when your dance costumes arrive. 

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Planning Tips

Video Preview: 2019 Dance Costume Collection

Posted by Abby on Nov 16, 2018

 Sophie Unitard blog

Our 2019 Dance Costume Collection is here!  To celebrate we've rounded up our absolute favorite looks and paired them with some amazing and talented dancers (aka our models)!  Get inspired and take a peek below!

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Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources

Eat This, Not That! Competition Nutrition for Dancers

Posted by Katie Peyton on Nov 15, 2018

Totino Grace 2A Jazz (2)

The day of competition is one of nerves, excitement, and so. much. hairspray.

Throughout the chaos of running your dances, stretching, warming up and doing your makeup, it can be hard to remember to eat. When you do remember, it’s usually something quick, high in carbs and high in sugar.

When you take the time to make healthier food choices around dance competitions, you’ll find that you have more energy for the day and you'll recover quicker. Try some of these healthier swaps and see if your performance, endurance and recovery increase at your next dance competition.

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Competition Resources

Team Spotlight: The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders' Evolving Wardrobe

Posted by Stephanie on Nov 13, 2018

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders signature uniform

Team: Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Coach: Stephanie Jojokian
Location: Washington, D.C.
Style: Professional NFL Cheerleaders

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Professional Cheer - NFL

Team Spotlight: Rio Grande Valley Snake Charmers

Posted by Abby on Nov 7, 2018

RGV Snake Charmers own the spotlight in their snake print uniforms

Team: RGV Snake Charmers
Director: Amber Uribe
Location: Rio Grand Valley, Texas
Style: NBA G League Professional Dance Team

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Topics: Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Trine University's Day of the Dead Synchro Dress

Posted by Abby on Nov 2, 2018

Trine University Varsity Synchronized Skating Team

Team: Trine University Varsity Synchronized Skating Team
Head Coach: Rachel Franchock
Location: Angola, Indiana
Style: Synchronized Skating 
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Topics: Team Spotlight, Synchronized skating

Team Spotlight: Hunnies Cheerleaders Heat Things Up with Their Fiery Uniforms!

Posted by Tom on Oct 20, 2018

Hunnies Cheerleaders in their new fiery uniforms!

Team: Hunnies Cheerleaders
Owner/ Coach: Christin Cox
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Style: Professional

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Topics: Semi-Pro & Other Cheer, Team Spotlight

Top 3 Innovative Dance Costume Trends for 2019

Posted by Trista on Oct 16, 2018

Check out the top trends for 2019 Dance costumes

Every year we start designing our latest costume collection by doing a lot of research.  We look at what teams are wearing at competition, what our customers are designing, and the fashion trends on the runway. Despite the diversity, there's always a few clear trends that emerge!  Here's a look at 3 of our favorite dance costume trends for 2019 : 

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Topics: Costume Trends, Dance

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