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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

Team Spotlight: BYU Dance Team - Killin' the Competition Year after Year!

Posted by Abby on Oct 4, 2018


Team: Brigham Young University Cougarettes
Director/Head Coach: Jodi Maxfield
Location: Provo, Utah
Style: Collegiate Dance Team

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Team Spotlight: Boston University Battled It out at NDA Nationals with Their Gladiator Theme Costumes

Posted by Abby on Sep 27, 2018


Team: Boston University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Style: Collegiate Dance

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College, Hip Hop Dance

Team Spotlight: St. Thomas More's Intense High Kick Costume

Posted by Tom on Sep 25, 2018

St. Thomas More 1

Team: St. Thomas More
Director/Head Coach: Nicole Letko
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Style: High Kick

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Topics: Team Spotlight, High Kick, High School

Increase Dancers' Ankle Strength and Balance with These Three Moves

Posted by Katie Peyton on Sep 20, 2018


So many dancers and teachers focus on core strength when it comes to turns, balance and stability, but not much attention is paid to the ankles until dancers start pointe or have an injury. Increasing ankle strength is essential when a dancer keeps dropping their heel, hopping in their turns or have a low relevé.

The health of your dancer’s feet and ankles effects the health of their knees, hips and everything else moving upward so I encourage you to take the time to work on these smaller areas as they can greatly improve larger muscles and structures of the body.

Try these three moves to increase ankle strength in your next practice and have your dancers try these at home while brushing their teeth or chatting at the kitchen counter.

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Competition Resources

Meet The Line Up Team: Rozi, Product Development Support

Posted by Abby on Sep 17, 2018


Get to know Rozi, our product development saint here at The Line Up! She's one of our oldest employees, since back in the day when we were a 10 person team. She has dabbled in everything from - stitching, cutting, pattern making, production management, finishing to her current roll as a product development support. 

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Team Spotlight: Esprit de Corps Makes Magic at the National Synchronized Skating Championships

Posted by Tom on Aug 31, 2018

Esprit de Corps Adult

Team: Esprit de Corps
Coaches: Deirdre Driscoll, Dede Wilson, and Erika Hoffman
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Style: Synchronized Skating


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Topics: Team Spotlight, Synchronized skating

The Line Up VIP Spotlight: Ali Ogle & Kate Happe's Amazing Season

Posted by Trista on Aug 28, 2018

kate and ali pic


We caught up with our VIP models Ali and Kate after they wrapped up their whirlwind season of conventions and competitions this summer!  Check out what they had to say about their experience as a Line Up VIP and their busy year full of practices, traveling, modeling, and performances!

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Topics: Dance Life

Meet The Line Up Team: Toni, Admin & Product Development Support

Posted by Abby on Aug 28, 2018


Get to know Toni, our administrative & product development support superstar!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Meet The Line Up Team: Sara, Accountant

Posted by Abby on Aug 15, 2018


Get to know Sara, our extraordinary accountant here at The Line Up!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Increase Dancer Hip Flexibility and Strength With These 5 Moves

Posted by Katie Peyton on Aug 10, 2018

Dancer hip flexibility

I get asked a lot as a personal trainer for dancers about hip flexibility and strength. It seems to be an area of concern for coaches and dancers striving for flat splits, high kicks and extended leaps. The biggest issue however isn’t really a lack of flexibility, but a lack of movement in our every day lives. The increased time we spend sitting at work, school, in cars or buses causes our hip muscles to become tighter and shorter. This pulls on our low back and even our hamstrings. With these 5 movements, you’ll see a drastic change in hip flexibility but you can also enjoy some more movement in the back and legs.

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Topics: Coaching Tips, Competition Resources

Meet The Line Up Team: Michelle, Product Designer

Posted by Abby on Aug 8, 2018


Get to know Michelle, one of the product designers for our premier custom design clients!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Team Spotlight: Hazen Drill Team's Smooth Routine Brings Them a State Championship!

Posted by Tom on Jun 19, 2018

Hazen drill team snack costume

Team: Hazen Drill Team
Coach: Lindsay Starr
Location: Renton, WA
Style: High School Dance Team - Military

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Dance, High School

Stanley Cup Finalists Look Fresh in Their Line Up Uniforms

Posted by Trista on Jun 6, 2018

Stanley Cup Finalists Washington Capital Red Rockers & Vegas Golden Knights Crew 

It's that time of year when NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, and it's only natural for us to want to root for those teams we helped outfit.  So we were especially excited last week when we heard that the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights made it to the Stanley Cup Final - we helped outfit the spirit and ice crew for both teams! 

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Topics: Professional Hockey Cheerleaders - NHL, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Little Chute Dance Team Places 1st in Kick and Pom at State!

Posted by Tom on Jun 5, 2018

Little Chute State Champions

Team: Little Chute High School Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Beth DeBruin
Location: Little Chute, WI
Style: High School Dance Team, Pom and Kick  
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Topics: Team Spotlight, High Kick, Cheer, Pom & Gameday, High School

8 Tips for Your Best College Dance Team Audition Outfit!

Posted by Trista on May 31, 2018

college dance team audition outfit

Choosing the right outfit for your college audition can be tricky - you want to stand out while still adhering to the guidelines of your team's audition. Taking a creative approach when deciding what to wear can go a long way in helping you catch the coaches' eyes and feeling confident at auditions!

While every team's guidelines are different, here are a apparel tips every dancer should consider when choosing an outfit for college dance team auditions! 

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Topics: Tryouts & Auditions, College

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