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Costume Planning: The Best Dance Costume Options for Your Time Frame

Posted by Deb on Oct 5, 2016

The Best dance costume options for your time frame

Planning for your performance requires thought, preparation and plenty of time.   Your artistic expression starts with selecting the theme and music, which is then complimented with the perfect dance costume.  It takes time to find the right look, make sure it flatters everyone, and arrives in plenty of time for your first dance competition.  This is not an overnight endeavor!   

If you are ready to get serious about ordering your dance costume, one piece of advice we can offer is this: the key is to plan ahead!  Dance costumes have a surprisingly long lead time, up to 18 weeks depending on the time of year or option you choose!  Whether you are in a crunch or are thinking ahead, here are some great options for dance costumes based on your planning schedule!

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Topics: Costume Design Resources, Planning Tips

The Best Dance Costume Companies for Your Every Need!

Posted by Deb on Sep 15, 2016

Best Dance Costume Companies for Your Every Need!

Selecting the right costume is vital to a great performance. When your team looks great, they perform great! So where do you start?  With so many dance costumes to choose from, finding the right look can feel daunting! 

Don't stress though!  To help with the selection process, we’ve assembled a list of the top dancewear companies and categorized them by their specialties.  When narrowing down the list for your team, consider two key things to make the selection process easier:

  • Be clear about what you are looking for and why. Example:  If you have a team that has special sizing needs, select a company that offers custom fitting services.
  • Know the differences. No two dance costume companies are the same! Select companies that best meet your needs.

Read on for a list of over 25 tried and true dance costume companies to get you started!    

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Topics: High School, Dance, Costume Design Resources, College, Dance Studio

The Line Up Got a Makeover!

Posted by Deb on Jun 9, 2016

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Once upon a time, The Line Up was one person (a much younger and more energetic me, Deb Erickson) scurrying about patterning, cutting, sewing, and discovering ways to make you look great. Today, The Line Up has evolved into a team of 40+ individuals!  I  am constantly amazed when I watch our powerful and talented talent group work together to create fashion forward performance apparel for you. 

Last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary, and it was a time to reflect on who we are and where we are going.  We had so many questions!  And as we answered these questions  as we matured to the age of 26 - we decided it was time for a makeover! Let me tell you about our new brand!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders:  The First Day as a Professional Cheerleader!

Posted by Deb on Apr 28, 2016

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a professional cheerleader? We're lucky enough to have been invited behind the scenes of a few NFL and NBA teams, and we've seen just how dedicated and hardworking these talented ladies are! We wanted to share their experience with you, so we're starting a new series here on the blog all about the life of a pro cheerleader! This week, we'll get an exclusive glimpse of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and their first day on the job.

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Topics: Life at The Line Up, Professional Cheer - NFL

Team Spotlight: Watertown, Wisconsin - Success is More than a Championship Title

Posted by Deb on Apr 7, 2016
The Varsity Team in their new warm ups
The Varsity Team in their new warm ups

We had a hunch there was something special about Watertown, Wisconsin. Especially when last spring Watertown Blue Revue ordered over 140 warm up jackets for youth dancers, parents, coaches and the Varsity Dance Team! We couldn’t help but wonder what is behind that much team spirit? So when Watertown High School won the Wisconsin Division 1 High Kick Championship this year, we knew it had to be a huge accomplishment for the team and their community. 

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Topics: High School, Dance, Team Spotlight

Top 6 Reasons Why We Love Working at The Line Up

Posted by Deb on Mar 31, 2016

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When I tell people that I own a custom costume company, often the reaction is "Wow! That must be so fun!" And while there is a lot of creativity and sparkle on the surface, what lies beneath is an amazing team of people that really feel like my extended family. I've tried hard over the last 25 years to make this a genuinely great place to work - a place where each person can find a place to be successful and do work that doesn't feel like work! A place that you can continually learn and invest in yourself!

We have over 40 extraordinary individuals at our Minnesota facility, and we are always looking for more talent! One thing that makes The Line Up unique? We're like no other apparel business in that we do everything in house - from customer service to catalog creation to product design and manufacturing. There's an intimacy here that you can't always find in big business.

WANTED: Talented individuals seeking a collaborative work environment, in a growing and improving community!

If this is you, read further. Not only do we have some great new job opportunities , but our staff wants to share our company values - the 6 reasons why they love working at The Line Up:

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Team Spotlight: Faribault Emeralds, Early Planning Queens!

Posted by Deb on Mar 14, 2016

faribault high kick shadow costume by The Line Up

Year after year, we have learned to expect a call from the same person immediately after the Minnesota State High School Dance Competition season ends. This year was no exception! On the Monday following the state competition, Lois Krinke, coach of the Faribault Emeralds Dance Team, reached out to us ready to start thinking about her team's next dance costume! As always, she gets the early bird prize for planning well in advance for the 2016/2017 season.

There was a time - years ago for those of us that can remember - when everyone recognized the Faribault team by their emerald green sequins and full skirts (which always included a very full white crinoline underskirt). Thankfully fashion changes, and this is no longer the case! The team excels in High Kick, where new ideas and unpredictability is essential to their success. Check out some of their costumes from past years, and see how their custom dance costumes have evolved:

Faribalut Vintage full skirt dance costume

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

Team Spotlight: How the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders Perfected Their New Signature Uniform!

Posted by Deb on Nov 4, 2015

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders in new white 2015 uniform, The Line Up

Ever wonder what pro teams consider when designing a new uniform? Tina, director of the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders, had a few things in mind when she came to The Line Up needing a fresh, new look for her team. The ladies had been wearing the same uniform from The Line Up for several years, and were long overdue for something new and innovative!

Changing their look was serious business, and the process took well over a year! Many pro teams want to ensure their uniform is unique to their team brand, to create their own "signature" look. Designing the Raven's uniform was a collaborative effort that involved a lot of discussion about goals, several design iterations, a couple different sample garments, approval from the Raven’s organization, and numerous tweaks along the way!

So, how did they make it happen? Here's a sneak peek behind the design process:

 

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Topics: Behind the Design, Team Spotlight, Professional Cheer - NFL

The NFL’s Newest Cheerleader Coach: Tara Battiato of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted by Deb on Jan 23, 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Coach and Manager Tara Battiato

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Professional Dance - NBA, Behind the Design, Professional Cheer - NFL, Rhinestones & Sparkle

New Tryout Fashions on Store

Posted by Deb on Jan 28, 2012

Check out the web store. Everyday we are adding new tryout fashions to the store. Stay tuned, there is a lot more coming! Visit the store at www.thelineupstore.com

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Topics: Tryouts & Auditions

Richfield Tapaires Dance Team Wearing their Bargain Uniforms!

Posted by Deb on Jan 26, 2012

The Richfield Tapaires Dance Team is pictured below wearing their jazz uniforms bought on The Line Up Web Store for only $15.00! Not only was this uniform a bargain, it has endured years of wear and still looks great.. It was originally designed by Eastview High School and then worn by Eagan High School in Minnesota. Last fall, the Tapaires purchased the outfit from the Costume Resale selection on our webstore.

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New Catalog Now Here

Posted by Deb on Jul 29, 2011

The fabric options at The Line Up are endless, even when you order from our catalog and on line styles! Interested in receiving our new catalog? Call use at 1.888.454.6376 or e-mail at sales@thelineup,net

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Catalog Preview

Posted by Deb on Jul 28, 2011

We are excited to offer great styles with texture and dimension! Check out our new designs by visiting our web store by clicking here.

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2010-2011 Catalog Preview

Posted by Deb on Jul 27, 2011

Only 2 more days until the new catalog is released!

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New and Exciting Products on the Web Store!

Posted by Deb on Jul 21, 2011

Product Resale: Are you looking for a great costume at a phenomenal price? Check out our product resale where you will find gentally used custom costumes for sale. We just added new fashions to the site this week. Items are ready for immediate shipment. Hurry while supplies last!

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Our New Catalog will be Launched at the Dance Summit in New York

Posted by Deb on Jul 16, 2011

The new 2011/2012 Dance Catalog is now at the printer. Release date for distribution is July 29th at the Dance Summit in New York.

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NBA Tryouts

Posted by Deb on Jul 14, 2011

NBA tryouts are in full swing. As a regular visitor of the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog, we were so excited to see two of the Pacers final candidates, featured in their voting invite, wearing Line Up tryout fashions! Click on the photo below if you are interested in voting for your favorite Pacemates finalists.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Tryouts & Auditions

Meet Melissa!

Posted by Deb on Jul 13, 2011

Mellissa

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Happy Independence Day!

Posted by Deb on Jul 1, 2011

Happy Independence Day weekend! The Line Up proudly designs and manufactures all of our garments in the USA. We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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Bloomington Extreme Team

Posted by Deb on Jun 21, 2011

Congratulations to Stacy Terry and the Bloomington Extreme Team on their article featured yesterday on the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog .

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New Catalog Coming Soon!

Posted by Deb on Jun 14, 2011

Our 2011-2012 Catalog will be released at the end of July, just in time for the Dance Summit in New York. We are thrilled about the new creations and cannot wait to unveil the new looks for the upcoming dance season.

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Vikings Cheerleaders Swimsuit Shoot

Posted by Deb on May 20, 2011

The Vikings Cheerleaders 2011 Swimsuit Calendar was photographed last weekend. We are thrilled that all the swimwear was made and designed by The Line Up. For highlights and photos, click here.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Glamorous Lesson Learned through a Hot Dog Salesman

Posted by Deb on May 19, 2011

After 80 years of gracing us with his presence, last week my dad moved on to a better place. Vern Swanson spent 40 years of his career selling Oscar Mayer products. This included selling and eating lots of hot dogs! As a kid I had the privilege of watching him service customers and seeing him work. He showed me what it takes to be successful. Prior to retiring in 1983, he received a national sales award for selling millions of pounds of low fat turkey products. This included a trip to the Super Bowl in 1983, where he had his photo taken with the famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Who would have thought that someday his daughter would be adding 'glam' to uniforms NFL Cheerleaders?

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

New Look for the Washington Wizards!

Posted by Deb on May 17, 2011

The Washington Wizards unveiled their colors and uniform on Tuesday. For more details on the team's new look, click here.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

New Catalog in the Early this Year

Posted by Deb on May 5, 2011

This year we will be releasing our 2011-2012 Dance Catalog earlier than ever. Yesterday we had a great photo shoot at Steve Lucus Photography. As you can see, Kiaya and Kristen are having fun entertaining us!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers

Posted by Deb on Apr 28, 2011

The Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers have updated their web page. Be sure to check it out!

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Pictures from Wisconsin State Championship in LaCrosse

Posted by Deb on Feb 6, 2011

I just got home from the Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, eager to go through some of the photos to post on the blog tomorrow morning.

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Topics: High School, Team Spotlight

Highlights of Pro-Bowl 2011 and Our Friend Kristina

Posted by Deb on Feb 5, 2011

Although there will not be cheerleaders for the 2011 Superbowl this Sunday, Pro-Bowl 2011 was the place to get a glimpse of the talented women that support most of the NFL teams. Below is a photo taken by James Blakey, Ultimate Cheerleader Blog, of the Pro-Bowl Cheerleading Team. For more information about the this team, visit their site by clicking here.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Where are the Cheerleaders?

Posted by Deb on Jan 31, 2011

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Finding Inspiration: Starr Andrews Skating to "Whip My Hair"

Posted by Deb on Jan 14, 2011

This 9 year old is quite the skater! Although we did not make her skating outfit, she certainly knows how to pull off the look!

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Minnesota Vikings 50th Anniversary

Posted by Deb on Dec 28, 2010

Sunday night, December 19th, was the Vikings 50th Anniversary Celebration. It was a special evening, honoring 50 of the greatest players.

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Another Fantastic Photo Shoot, Thanks to Steve Lucas!

Posted by Deb on Dec 21, 2010

Steve, getting the images from your photo sessions is a tremendous thrill! Once again, you did an outstanding job! Visit Steve's website by clicking here.

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Allison Bridges - Coaching Throughout the Years

Posted by Deb on Dec 9, 2010

Hopkins Royals Varsity

Allison Bridges, the coach of the Hopkins Royelles dance team, has been a great friend and customer of The Line Up for years. She started coaching in her home town of Bismark, South Dakota. Later she moved to the city of Minneapolis where she then coached Champlin Park's dance team. She currently lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and adorable daughter Campbell. Allison is one of our best customers when it comes to planning early for the upcoming dance season. It has been hard to keep track of all the uniforms she has ordered throughout the years! Below are photos she sent us of her current team.

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Topics: High School, Team Spotlight

Checkmates

Posted by Deb on Dec 7, 2010

The Checkmates are looking great in their new colors and uniform. To learn more about the team and view more pictures click here to visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

Washington Wizards Wear New Uniform

Posted by Deb on Nov 29, 2010

On opening day, the Washington Wizard Girls wore their newest sequin uniform to kick off the team's 2010/2011 season. We are currently working on another design that they will be wearing in early December. To learn more about the Wizard Girls and see more of their uniforms made by The Line Up, visit their website and Facebook page.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Veterans Day 2010

Posted by Deb on Nov 11, 2010

We want to extend a special thanks to all the veterans and military that work so hard to support and defend our country. Last week the Minnesota Vikings had a Military Salute in honor of Veteran's Day. Photos are below are courtesy of the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog. For more photos of the Viking Cheerleaders, visit Minnesota Vikings Facebook Page.

Did you know Sweethearts for Soldiers is a non-profit organization that supports our troops? To learn more about them or to donate to the organization, click here.

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Reminder, Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Perform at the Mall of America Tonight!

Posted by Deb on Nov 10, 2010

If you live in Minnesota and want to see the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders perform, check them out TONIGHT at the Mall of America. The MVC Holiday Show starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda! (East side between Sears and Bloomingdales).

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Throwback Uniform: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted by Deb on Nov 10, 2010

Yesterday the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog posted a great photo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's Throwback uniform from last season.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader's Variety Show

Posted by Deb on Nov 6, 2010

Next week on Wednesday, November 10th the Vikings Cheerleaders will be performing their annual MVC Program Variety Show at the Mall of America at 6:30.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

World of Jenks: Watch Jessi Try Out for the Titans Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Nov 2, 2010

Last night 'World of Jenks' followed Jessi as she tried out for the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. This is a great story about a more than a cheerleader chasing her dreams. Her character is remarkable and she sets a great example for others. She inspires others to pursue their passion with regard to personal convictions, values and integrity. This is a wonderful and admirable quality!

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Sports Illustrated: Highlights of NFL Cheerleaders During Week 7 of the Season

Posted by Deb on Oct 31, 2010

Check out the highlights of some of our favorite teams wearing Line Up uniforms. Visit Sports Illustrated: NFL Cheerleaders to view all the photos. We love seeing the uniforms in action!

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

Timberwolves Dancers

Posted by Deb on Oct 28, 2010

Check out the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers getting ready for a new season.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Homestead High School

Posted by Deb on Oct 28, 2010

Each year Homestead High School in Wisconsin comes up with some great, creative designs. What will they be wearing this upcoming season? Stay tuned.....Homestead Dance Team Regionals

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Topics: High School, Team Spotlight

Jessie and Oscar Recruit Help for Production

Posted by Deb on Oct 26, 2010

Jessie and Oscar are still struggling to find a job they can do in production.

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Baltimore Ravens Playmakers

Posted by Deb on Oct 15, 2010

This week the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog highlighted Week #5 of the NFL. This included photos of the Ravens Cheerleaders and Ravens Playmakers in their new uniforms proudly made by The Line Up.

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Texans Go Pink

Posted by Deb on Oct 13, 2010

The Houston Texans are wearing their pink uniform made by The Line Up in celebration of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Alto, Coach of the Texans Cheerleaders, did a fantastic job of pulling the look together with matching boots and poms!

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

Dance Arts Centre Planning for the 2011 Competition Season

Posted by Deb on Oct 12, 2010

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Topics: Dance Studio

Go Vikes!

Posted by Deb on Oct 9, 2010

Thank you Tami and Heather for sending us pictures!

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Oscar and Jessie Get New Jobs in Production

Posted by Deb on Oct 8, 2010

Well, things have not worked out with Jessie in Embrodiery and Oscar in Cutting. So, this week they transfered to new postions. Humm...seems like they are stuggling to find a job suited for them.

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

New Outfit for the Ravens Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Sep 30, 2010

Visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog to see photos of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders performing in their new skirt and top.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Viking Juniors Wear New 'Violet' Uniform

Posted by Deb on Sep 27, 2010

Yesterday the Vikings Juniors performed at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis. They looked great performing in their new 'Violet' uniforms.

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Eden Prairie Pom Gets Ready for Nationals

Posted by Deb on Sep 23, 2010

Last week Anna Itman, coach of Eden Prairie Pom Squad, came in to design their new nationals uniform. We are very excited to get started. As always, Anna has some fascinating, creative ideas!

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Topics: High School, Dance, Team Spotlight

Philadelphia Eagles Throwback

Posted by Deb on Sep 22, 2010

The Philadelphia Eagles are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their last NFL Championship. The players and cheerleaders wore throwback uniforms for the 2010 Opener. The cheerleaders uniform was a jersey and shorts, accessorized by retro athletic socks and poms. The shorts were made by The Line Up. For more photos and information, visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Printing of the New Catalog

Posted by Deb on Sep 21, 2010

Today Karen and I visited RR Donnelley to check the progress and color quality of the 2010-2011 dance collection catalog. We met some the staff working on our project and had a tour of the operation. It is amazing to see the actual production process. Thank you for everyone at RR Donnelley for showing us around. We appreciate your commitment to quality and customer satsifaction. The catalog will be mailed next week!

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Topics: Life at The Line Up

Maple Grove High School

Posted by Deb on Sep 11, 2010

We are very busy planning and making dance fashions for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Featured below are photos from Maple Grove's 2009-2010 dance season. Thank you Jill and Nicole for planning early and letting us be a part of your new creations!

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Topics: High School, Team Spotlight

Chesapeake Hawkettes

Posted by Deb on Sep 9, 2010

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Chesapeake Hawkettes' new uniform is branded with their Bayhawks team logo. To learn more about the team, visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog. Randy Bachand, Maryland correspondent for the blog, wrote an article about the team which includes a gallery of photos taken by him.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

2010-2011 Dance Director's Survival Guide

Posted by Deb on Sep 8, 2010
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Meet Melissa: Titans Cheerleader & Vanderbilt Medical Researcher

Posted by Deb on Sep 7, 2010

Melissa is a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader and a Medical Researcher at Vanderbilt University. We've posted this video, and to learn more about Melissa, read the article written by James on the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

Georgia Tech Goldrush Dancers 2010-2011 Season

Posted by Deb on Sep 4, 2010

Below is the new 2010-2011 Goldrush Dance Team. Visit the Georgia Tech Website for more information and more photos of team.

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College

New York Jets Junior Flight Crew

Posted by Deb on Sep 3, 2010

Check out the first ever Juniors Flight Crew. They made their debut at the 3rd pre-season game last weekend. Thanks to James Blakey of the Ultimate Cheerleader blog for photos of the team.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

New York Jets Flight Crew

Posted by Deb on Aug 31, 2010

The Ultimate Cheerleader Blog photo of the day is Ashley of the New York Jets Flight Crew. The picture was taken by James Blakey during last Friday night's game at New Meadowlands Stadium. The team's uniform was designed by Marc Echo and has been made by The Line Up.

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Our New Catalog is at the Printer!

Posted by Deb on Aug 27, 2010

We are very excited about all of the new designs added to the The Line Up 2011 Dance Collection. Once we approve the pre-press proof, the printing process will begin! We will keep you posted on when to expect delivery.

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New Denver Nuggets Dancers Selected

Posted by Deb on Aug 24, 2010

The Denver Nuggets Dance Team was announced yesterday. Congratulations to the new team! As the 2010-2011 NBA season commences, we look forward to posting more pictures of the dancers wearing fashionable uniforms by The Line Up.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Finding Inspiration at the MoMA: Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires

Posted by Deb on Aug 24, 2010

While we were the the Dance Summit in New York earlier this month, we had the opportunity to see Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noire. This sparkling 10-by 24 foot painting by artist, Mickalene Thomas, adorns the window of the MoMA on 53rd street. The artwork is layers of material, lacquer, rhinestone and paint. Thomas explains, "It symbolizes a change, acceptance and new beginnings."

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High School Dance Season - Actions Shots from the 2009-2010 Season

Posted by Deb on Aug 23, 2010

Below are action shots taken earlier this year during the Minnesota State High School Dance Competition, Jazz Division. All photos were taken by Frozen In Time.

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Topics: High School, Team Spotlight

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Aug 20, 2010

The Baltimore Sun has photos of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders on game day. Click here to see more photos of the team stunting and cheering in the rain!

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2010-2011 Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Aug 18, 2010

This morning Stephanie Mateczun, Director of the Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders "The Jills", sent us these great photos. "The Jills" have been ordering their uniforms from The Line Up for years. Over time they have added to pieces, allowing them to mix and match. Their wardrobe includes pants, skirts, bolero jackets, shorts and a jersey top. Special thanks to Brian Garman Photography for providing the photos and allowing us to post them on our blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

New Style: Wylie

Posted by Deb on Aug 17, 2010

We have over a hundred new styles to add to the web store! Click here to view them as they become available. The 2011 catalog will be done in the next several weeks. Until then, please visit the blog throughout the month. We will be previewing our newest dance, skating and team fashions.

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NFL Season has Started!

Posted by Deb on Aug 16, 2010

The past several weeks have been busy with training camps and pre-season games for the upcoming NFL season. Washington Washington Redskins Cheerleaders in their jersey uniform. They have been wearing this outfit since 2006.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Send Us Your Photos

Posted by Deb on Aug 15, 2010

We are in the process of adding customer gallery pictures to our new website. Our customer gallery is all about you! Please be sure to send us your photos along with comments and stories about your team. Although it has taken a while to get the photos and launched to the website, we hope it is well worth the wait!

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Dance Studio

MVC Writes Article About 'Violet' Uniform

Posted by Deb on Aug 12, 2010

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Florida State

Posted by Deb on Jul 30, 2010

This past week Wendy Crawford of Florida State sent this amazing photo of the dance team in their new Line Up tops. Frankly, the tree in the background of the photo may be more impressive than the tops!

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Topics: College

2010-2011 Skating Season Underway

Posted by Deb on Jul 23, 2010

We are very busy getting ready for the upcoming skating season. Thankfully many teams have already started planning and this month we have been sending prototypes to some of our early planners! Below are a few highlights of teams and costumes from last year.

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Team Spotlight

World Team Tennis Washington Kastles Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Jul 19, 2010

Melanie of the World Team Tennis Washington Kastles Cheerleaders coached by Donald Wells in Washington, D.C. This photo was taken by James Blakey and featured as 'Photo of the Day' for July 19th on the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.Washington Castles

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Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader Calendar

Posted by Deb on Jul 19, 2010

The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders have unveiled their new 2010 calendar! The Line Up is proud to say that every swimsuit that made its debut on the cheerleaders was made in our warehouse- how exciting :)

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Wedding Dress Designer: Tara LaTour Lindemeier

Posted by Deb on Jul 16, 2010

Tara LaTour Lindemeier recently graduated as a design student at Parsons in New York. Tara has always had a passion for bridal fashion and and has been talking about starting her own bridal business for years. Although Tara spends most of her time in New York, she returns to her home town in Minnesota to help coach the Chaska High School Dance Team. Each summer we meet with her to conceptualize her ideas for the upcoming dance season. We are excited to meet with her today!

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Peak at Our New Dance Collection

Posted by Deb on Jul 9, 2010

We are in the process of putting our new catalog together. We are so excited about all the new designs and sensational photos done by Steve Lucas Photography.

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New England Patriots' Cheerleaders Unveil New Uniform

Posted by Deb on Jul 8, 2010

The New England Patriot Cheerleaders are featured today in the Boston Herald. They are unveiling their new look today. To learn more, click here.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

P-R-O Convention Sponsor Spotlight: The Line Up

Posted by Deb on Jul 7, 2010

We were thrilled to see the coverage we received at the P-R-O Convention in Atlanta in June! David Tyau of the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog took pictures of the ladies wearing Line Up apparel. It was truly a thrill seeing so many of our customers and friends wearing their creations. Click here to see more photos and read the article about The Line Up.

Minnesota Vikings at P-R-O
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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

4th of July Week

Posted by Deb on Jul 6, 2010

We hope you all had a great, relaxing 4th of July celebration!

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Dance Arts Centre

Posted by Deb on Jul 2, 2010

Dance Arts Centre in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, has been ordering custom costumes from The Line Up for over 15 years. Below are just a few photos of their competitive team uniforms from the 2009-2010 season. Jane Foster, the Costume Coordinator, is not only a great person to work with, she has become a wonderful friend to all of us at The Line Up. Jane, thanks for the pictures and we will be posting more throughout the upcoming week!

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Dance Studio

Washington Kastles Cheerleaders

Posted by Deb on Jul 1, 2010

Gladys is quickly finishing the Washington Kastle Cheerleaders outfits so we can send them today. They will be wearing their new outfits next week at the Philadelphia Freedoms Home Opener in Washington DC. Donald Wells, coach of the team, never ceases to amaze us. This group of ladies will be cheering tennis! Donald, thanks for including us in your new adventure and be sure to send us pictures.

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Washington Wizards at All P-R-O

Posted by Deb on Jun 30, 2010

Lee-Ann of the Washington Wizard Girls dancing at All Pro 3. She is wearing a gold sequin dress made for the 2009-2010 season. We currently creating designs and making prototypes for the team's upcoming season. For more pictures from the convention visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog by clicking here.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Ultimate Cheerleader Blog - Photo of the Weekend

Posted by Deb on Jun 25, 2010

Michelle of the New York Jets Flight Crew at All Pro 3 last weekend. She is wearing practice apparel ordered from The Line Up Web Store. Click on the photo for more information and photos on the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

All Pro 3

Posted by Deb on Jun 22, 2010
Cynthia and Deb were in Atlanta last weekend at All Pro 3. We had a great time visiting with teams and planning new dance fashions for the upcoming season. It was a thrill to meet with the directors and see so many teams performing in their practice apparel and team uniforms made by The Line Up. Below are a few 'amateur' photos taken by us. Thankfully James and Dave of the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog were busy capturing the excitement of the event. As their photos (which are much better) become available, we will post them on the blog.

New York Jets wearing The Line Up practice apparel.
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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Ultimate Cheerleader Blog Photo of the Day: Philadelphia Fight Vixens Dance Team

Posted by Deb on Jun 9, 2010

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All Pro 3 Convention in Atlanta June 19th-20th

Posted by Deb on Jun 1, 2010

The Line Up will be at the upcoming All Pro 3 event again this year in Atlanta, Georgia. We are looking forward to touching base with our friends and watching the teams perform in our uniforms and practice apparel.

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Little Chute Dance Team State Runner Up for 2010

Posted by Deb on May 27, 2010
Beth Slater, Little Chute Dance Team in Wisconsin, sent us their team photo today. Thanks so much for sharing Beth!
Beth wrote us the following: "We were not sure if the wonderland material would work with the royal blue material we choose but it looks great! We especially love the side of the uniform where the wonderland material from the front and back join. Every competition we attend we get TONS of compliments on it! The Little Chute dance team was the state runner up in 2010."

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Topics: High School

Betsy of the Minnesota Swarm Performance Team Featured on Cheerleader Blog

Posted by Deb on May 12, 2010

Betsy, a rookie member of the Minnesota Swarm Performance Team, is featured on the Cheerleader Blog. To learn more about Betsy and her story click here to visit the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

NFL Draft Day Photos

Posted by Deb on May 10, 2010

Check out the Ultimate Cheerleader Blog with photos of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders on draft day.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

Photo Shoot for Upcoming Catalog

Posted by Deb on May 9, 2010

Last week we was the second in a series of three photo shoots for our fall catalog. We photographed over 100 garments, featured on 11 great models. Check out the great video Steve Lucas created with highlights of the session.

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Hopkins High School Royelles Dance Team

Posted by Deb on May 8, 2010

Hopkins Royelles Jazz Uniform 2009-2010

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Portland Trailblazer Playoff Outfit

Posted by Deb on May 7, 2010

Michelle Woodard, Performance Teams Manager of the Portland Trailblazers, sent us photos of their new playoff uniform. Thanks for sharing the photos Michelle!

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA

NBA Playoffs

Posted by Deb on Apr 24, 2010

The Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trailblazers are in NBA Playoffs. Watch the games and pay close attention to the dancers! The Blazer Dancers, Energee! Dance Team and Nuggets Dancers are all wearing new looks made specifically for the playoffs. As pictures become available, we will post them on The Line Up Facebook Page and here on our blog.

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Team Spotlight

Virginia Tech High Techs

Posted by Deb on Apr 17, 2010

Check out the video that coach Rickey Hill sent us of the Virginia Tech HighTechs at NDA Nationals!

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College

Towson University Photo

Posted by Deb on Apr 12, 2010

towson university nationals photo 2010Towson Dance Team Winning 12th Consecutive Nationals Title

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College

Towson Wins NDA Nationals

Posted by Deb on Apr 9, 2010

We just recieved a call from Tom Casella at Towson University, annoucing the dance team just won NDA Nationals. Congratulations to Tom and all the girls on the team!

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Loyola University, Chicago

Posted by Deb on Apr 8, 2010

Loyola University is showing off their trophy, wearing their new uniform. Their design was inspired by modifying an online style with cut-outs. The result is a garment with more interest and detail.

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Making the Team Requires Looking and Dressing for the Part!

Posted by Deb on Mar 24, 2010

tryout apparelCheck out all of our new tryout apparel. The Line Up has hundreds of styles and fabrics to choose from. Visit our website to create a look of your own: www.thelineupstore.com.

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Synchronized National Photos on Facebook

Posted by Deb on Mar 16, 2010

Check out all the synchronized team photos from Nationals! It was a successful weekend, with over 44 photos to post on Facebook. If you would like to share your photos from the event, please send them to us!

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