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So Fresh and So Clean: "How To Wash A Dance Costume" Video Tutorial

Posted by Trista on Jul 25, 2017


If we have to pick one single piece of advice it’s this: don’t be afraid to wash your costume!

We know, we know! The thought of something going wrong and potentially ruining your costume is enough to make you want to ignore the stinky mess! But not cleaning your costume can potentially cause more damage than just the smell factor.

Laundering your garment to promote longevity and to keep it sparkling fresh. With proper care, a well-constructed garment should last you several years. Rest assured, you can easily do it yourself without risking damage to your costume.

Check out the video tutorial and tips below from the experts in our laundry department on how to wash a dance costume, cheer uniform, or skating dress without worry!

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Topics: Garment Care, Budget Tips

Your No Stress Dance Costume Planning Checklist

Posted by Meagan on Jul 21, 2017

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Feeling overwhelmed with all the details when it comes to figuring out all of your team's apparel needs?  We know that planning for the upcoming season can be stressful, so we've compiled a dance costume planning checklist to make sure you're on track.  It includes activities for:

  • Dance costumes,
  • Cheer and performance uniforms,
  • Camp apparel,
  • and Warm-ups!  

Follow the step-by-step guide to make sure you hit all your apparel deadlines!


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Topics: Coaching Tips, Costume Design Resources, Budget Tips

Team Spotlight: Washington State University's Crimson Girls

Posted by Meagan on Jul 20, 2017

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Team: Washington State University Crimson Girls 
Director/Head Coach: Kaila Evenoff
Location: Pullman, Washington
Style: Collegiate Dance Team 

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

4 Stunning Synchronized Skating Dress Trends That Are Here to Stay

Posted by Trista on Jul 13, 2017

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When it comes to dresses, skaters know how to perfect a sophisticated and elegant look.  So it's no surprise that when a skating trend takes off, it's usually classy and not likely to immediately fade out of style.  As you start planning for the upcoming season, here's a look back at some of our favorite trends that we predict will have serious staying power!

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Costume Trends

Team Spotlight: Onyx Synchronized Skating

Posted by Meagan on Jul 7, 2017

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Team: ONYX Synchro

Director/Head Coach: Heather Blasko

Location: Rochester, MI

Style: Synchronized Skate Team

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Character & Theme, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Starcatchers Synchronized Skating Team

Posted by Meagan on Jul 6, 2017


Team: Starcatchers

Director/Head Coach: Lauren Magliola 

Location: Shelton, CT

Style: Synchronized Skating

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Character & Theme, Team Spotlight

3 Tryout Tops That Will Get You Noticed at NBA Dance Team Auditions

Posted by Meagan on Jun 30, 2017

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Styles: 425-5D Zsa Zsa, 425- 5D, and 420-154 Zsa Zsa 

Auditions for NBA dance teams are just around the corner, which means you might be looking for the perfect tryout outfit to get you noticed!  Earlier, we looked at some of our best tips for tryout apparel to get you ready for the big event, but here's a peek at some of our favorite looks from the 2017 audition season!  


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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Tryouts & Auditions

Team Spotlight: Bedford Stuyvesant's New Beginnings on The Real

Posted by Meagan on Jun 29, 2017

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Team: Bedford Stuyvesant's Scholars 
Coach: Ms. Patrick
Location: Brooklyn, NY 

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Topics: Dance, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: South Metro Dance Academy's Diamond and Amethyst Teams

Posted by Trista on Jun 27, 2017

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Team: South Metro Dance Academy
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota
Style: Dance Studio

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Topics: Dance, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: 2017 National Champions - Louisville Ladybirds

Posted by Trista on Jun 16, 2017

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The Louisville Ladybirds this past fall on gameday in the 202-7 Mesh Sublimated Top.

It's hard to deny the Louisville Ladybird's presence.  The team has won 9 out of the last 10 national titles at the NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship, and has 14 national titles overall.   Walking into competition, their reputation precedes them! 

Their team dynamic is unique because they have quite a large team, are co-ed, and have a very strong work ethic. "They don't stop until they have mastered their choreography and skills. They don't settle or rest for good enough, they are always pushing to be better," said TRIBE 99.  So it's no surprise this hard work pays off at competition.   

Led by Cheryl Knight and Todd Sharp, the team performs at football games in addition to competing in the Dance Team Performance and Hip Hop 1A division this past spring at NDA.    Here's a peek at the team's performance and costumes this past season!

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Topics: Dance, Team Spotlight, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, College

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