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Competition Season Recap: 2018 Washington High School Dance Teams 

Posted by Meagan on Apr 5, 2018

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The 2018 Washington State Dance/Drill Championship was held on March 23-24 and we are LOVING all the photos from the event!  So many creative dance costume designs came to life on the floor: from Skyline Dance Team's Bruno Mars inspired pom uniform, to Hazen Drill Team's sleek Snake costume for military, these teams know how to design gorgeous and innovative costumes! 

Check out a few of the Washington teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook, below!

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Team Spotlight: MN State Jazz Champs - Wayzata Dance Team!

Posted by Meagan on Mar 20, 2018

Wayzata Dance Team Custom Jazz Costumes

Team: Wayzata HS Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Alyse Iorio
Location: Wayzata, MN
Style: High School Dance Team - Jazz

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, High School, Team Spotlight

Competition Recap: 2018 Synchronized Skating National Championships

Posted by Meagan on Mar 15, 2018

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The US synchronized skating season has come to an end at the 2018 Synchronized Skating Championships, held in Portland, Oregon at the end of February. Congrats to all the teams who qualified and competed at the event - such an amazing feat!  

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook below, and a fun highlight video from the U.S Figure Skating Organization! 

 Special shout out to KrPhotogs Photography LLC for these awesome pics! 

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Competition & Event Recaps

Team Spotlight: NDTC Hip Hop Champions Holy Angels Dance Team! 

Posted by Meagan on Mar 12, 2018

 holy angels dance team custom hip hop costume

Team: Academy of Holy Angels Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Jenny Sweet
Location: Demarest, New Jersey 
Style: High School Dance Team - Hip Hop

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, Hip Hop Dance, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: NDTC National Champions Seton Dance Team!

Posted by Meagan on Feb 23, 2018

seton dance team custom dance costumes at UDA NDTC

Team: Seton High School Dance Team
Coaches: Theresa Chiodi, Jill Lamey, Anna Miller
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio 
Style: High School Dance Team, Pom

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Competition & Event Recaps, High School, Cheer, Pom & Gameday

Competition Recap: 2018 Minnesota State Dance Team Tournament

Posted by Meagan on Feb 22, 2018

2018 Minnesota state high school dance tournament

The Minnesota State High School Dance Team Tournament was held last weekend, right in our own backyard at the Target Center in Minneapolis! 

We witnessed firsthand all the time and dedication local dance teams put into their sport - and plenty of gorgeous custom dance costumes, too!  From South St Paul's bright and feminine leotard, to Simley's unique The Price is Right  themed transition costume - MN teams brought it all to competition!

Check out a few of the dance teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook:

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Season Recap: 2018 Wisconsin High School Dance Teams 

Posted by Stephanie on Feb 20, 2018

Prescott High School Dance Team Custom Jazz Costume

Photo credit: Prescott High School Dance Team and RKD Photography.

We're so proud of all the Wisconsin high school dance teams who finished their season competing at the 2018 WACPC State Dance Championship this month! We loved seeing all of these beautiful costume designs come to life on the floor - from Prescott's fiery Jazz costume, to West Bend West Dance Team's colorful look for Pom -  these Wisconsin teams sure know how to design gorgeous and innovative custom dance costumes! 

Have more photos to share? We LOVE seeing all of your team photos!  Send us your photos here >>>

Check out a few of the WI teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook this year:

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Recap: 2018 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships  

Posted by Meagan on Feb 14, 2018

competition recap synchronized skating dress

This past January, synchronized skating teams across all levels competed at the Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships held in Wichita, Kansas! Of course our favorite part about the event is cataloging all of the skating dress trends!  This year we saw a lot of deep-v necklines, plenty of ombres, and the ever-trending vibrant colors that pop on the ice.

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook below! 

 Special shout out to KrPhotogs Photography LLC for these awesome pics! 

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Season Recap: 2018 North Dakota State Dance Competition

Posted by Trista on Feb 12, 2018

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North Dakota high school dance teams brought their season to an exciting culmination at the 2018 NDADD State Dance Competition last month, competing in Pom, Jazz, Hip Hop, and High Kick!

We love how certain dance communities have created their own costume trends, and North Dakota is no exception! If it's a unitard, or velvet, we know it's probably a North Dakota team! These ladies know how to rock these unique looks.  

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook at the state competition, below. 

Congrats on another amazing season, ladies! 

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Recap: 2018 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships 

Posted by Meagan on Jan 30, 2018

 synrhonized skating dresses at eastern skating championships

Many synchronized skating teams across all levels competed at the Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectionals in Fort Meyers, Florida, this month!  From a whimsical La La Land  theme, to an exotic Avatar theme - we had so much fun seeing all of the fabulous synchronized skating dresses from the event!

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook below!


 

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Competition & Event Recaps

Team Spotlight: University of Alabama Dance Team - Loud and Proud at UDA Nationals! 

Posted by Meagan on Jan 28, 2018

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Team: University of Alabama Dance Team
Coach: Morgan Williams
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Style: Collegiate Dance Team - Pom and Hip Hop

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Competition & Event Recaps, College

The Best Dance Costume Trend at 2018 UDA College Nationals

Posted by Trista on Jan 16, 2018
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Photo via the Temple Diamond Gems, in the Champagne leotard at UDA Dance Team National Championships

While it was hard to neglect football in Minnesota this past weekend (Skol Vikes, NFC North Champs!!), but we'll admit we were waaaayy more excited about UDA College nationals!  It's one of the most captivating competitions in the season, and always a source of endless inspiration for costume trends

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Topics: Costume Trends, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Recap: 2018 Iowa State Dance and Drill Championships

Posted by Meagan on Dec 12, 2017

Iowa State Dance Team Competition hip hop

The Iowa State Dance and Drill Association Championship is one of the largest dance competitions in the Nation, combining both solos, high school, and college dance teams from multiple categories for a full weekend of dance! This year's competition was held earlier this month on Noveber 30th - December 1st.  For a full list of the results and categories visit their website!

ISDTA has been holding their championships since 1976, and we are so glad to have outfitted a few of the teams attending this year's competition with their #LineUpLook! Check out some photos from the talented Tim McConnell below, and view even more at Tim McConnell Photography. 

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

4 Best Dance Costume Trends from 2017 NDA College Nationals!

Posted by Trista on Apr 14, 2017

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UCONN Dance Team with a fun, sporty and feminine look!  

The 2017 dance competition season officially came to a close last weekend with the 2017 NDA College Nationals!   

College dance teams have been known to sport a lot of unitard looks at NDA, but this year we saw teams mix it up quite a bit!  Check out some of our favorite dance costume trends from the competition (some by TLU, and some by others).

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Topics: Costume Trends, Competition & Event Recaps

The 3 Best Synchronized Skating Dress Trends from World Synchro 2017

Posted by Trista on Apr 13, 2017

Cool Dreams Senior Rock and Roll Dress 

It was an exhilarating weekend for synchronized skating fans - the 2017 World Synchronized Skating Championship was held in sunny Colorado Springs!  

We were excited to be able to take a field trip to Colorado watch the international competition in person!  24 teams from 19 different countries competed for the world synchronized skating title - so much amazing talent!

Our favorite part?  The skating dresses, of course!  We can't take credit for these stunning dresses, but here are a few of our favorite costume trends from the competition!

 

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, Synchronized skating, Costume Trends

Competition Recap: 2017 Minnesota State Dance Team Tournament

Posted by Trista on Mar 2, 2017

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Check out some awesome photography by MN Prep Photo from the recent Minnesota State High School League's 2017 State Dance Team Tournament!  

A few trends we spotted?  Plenty of sequin lace, jewel tones, and romantic looks still rule for jazz costumes.  

For kick, leggings are still the favorite to emphasize lines!  But we loved spotting a few costumes that pushed genres like St Charles' football kick routine with a hip hop edge, and Chaska's Odyssey themed high kick costume with a jazz feel.  

Here are a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook:

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Recap: 2017 Synchronized Skating National Championships

Posted by Trista on Mar 1, 2017

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University of Michigan Synchronized Skating team took the Collegiate National title!

The synchronized skating season came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend with the 2017 US Synchronized Skating Nationals in Rockford, Illinois!  Teams competed for the national titles and a chance to go to Worlds!  What's next?  The Haydenettes and Crystalettes will be headed to ISU's Synchro Worlds in Colorado Springs this April, representing Team USA!  Congratulations, ladies!

Check out these fun highlight reels from US Figure Skating, plus a few customer photos from around the web!

 

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, Synchronized skating

Photo Roundup: 2017 NBA All Star Dancers!

Posted by Trista on Feb 20, 2017

NBA allstar dancers

Check out a few photos from around the web at this past weekend's NBA All Star game in New Orleans!!  

Did you know each basketball team also sends one NBA dancer to the All Star game in addition to the players?  It's quite an honor for these talented ladies to be chosen, so we sent a special outfit to the dancers to celebrate! 

We had fun watching everyone represent their teams this past weekend!  Congrats ladies!

 

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Topics: Professional Dance - NBA, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Recap: 2017 Midwest & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Championships

Posted by Trista on Feb 16, 2017

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It was a whirlwind weekend two weeks ago for Synchronized Skating Teams!  Skaters competed at the Midwestern,  Pacific Coast, and Eastern Synchronized Skating Championships in hopes for a competition spot at Nationals!  

These events are some of our favorites for watching synchronized skating dress trends!  From thematic to traditional, skate teams always know how to put a feminine twist on any costume!  

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook at the Mid and Pacific Coast Championships!

Special shout out to KrPhotogs Photography LLC for these amazing pics! 

 

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Competition & Event Recaps

Competition Season Recap: 2017 North Dakota Dance Teams!

Posted by Katie on Feb 14, 2017

 Fargo Davies 2017 high kick costume

The NDADD State Competition and NDTC Nationals brought competition season to an exciting conclusion for our high school dance team friends in North Dakota this month!

The state has a small yet vibrant dance community that KNOWS how to do custom high hick unitards.  We've also noticed that these ladies aren't afraid of the velvet, which is perfect because we predict velvet is making its way back into dance fashion!   

Check out a few of the North Dakota dance teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook this season!

 

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Topics: Competition & Event Recaps, High School

Competition Season Recap: 2017 Wisconsin State Dance Teams

Posted by Stephanie on Feb 10, 2017

 Mukwonago dance team high kick costume

Competition season officially came to an end last weekend for our Wisconsin high school dance team friends, at the the 2017 WACPC State Dance Championships!  If we can say anything definitive about these lovely teams, it's that they KNOW how to do custom costumes! Brightly colored Pom uniforms, edgy High Kick costumes, flowy Jazz costumes, and innovative Hip Hop looks - there's a wide variety in Wisconsin!

Check out a few of the teams we were proud to have outfitted with their #LineUpLook:

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Topics: Dance, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

4 Favorite Dance Costume Trends from NDTC!

Posted by Trista on Feb 7, 2017

NDTC 2017 costume trends

 

It was a whirlwind couple of days for high school teams this past weekend at NDTC Nationals!  If you're a dance fan like ourselves, odds are you skipped the Super Bowl and were live streaming UDA Nationals instead!  

With so many teams coming together at the largest national competition for dance, it's always fun to see the wide range of costume styles!  Here were a few of our favorite dance costume trends from the competition!  While we can't take credit for creating many of these costumes, we were lucky enough to work with quite a few teams!!

 

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Topics: Costume Trends, High School, Competition & Event Recaps

Top 3 Dance Costume Trends from UDA College Nationals!

Posted by Trista on Jan 16, 2017

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University of Michigan Dance Team in the Jupela! (Photo via m.goblue.com)

If you're a member of the dance community, we have a feeling you (like us!) were live streaming UDA College Nationals this weekend! We were blown away by all the incredible talent - technique, skills, precision, and costume design get more and more impressive every year!! 

UDA College Nationals are always a source of inspiration for choreography and costumes, and we find the trends for high school dance line usually start here!  While we watched, we made note of a few repeating themes in regards to costume design.  We can't take credit for all of these costumes and trends, but here are a few of our favorites!!

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Topics: Dance, College, Competition & Event Recaps, Costume Trends

The Line Up Takes Atlanta for the 2016 All Pro 3 P-R-O Convention!

Posted by Brooke on Jun 23, 2016

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Every year, we're so excited to take the short trip to Atlanta, GA to attend the All Pro 3 P-R-O convention! This get-together is one of the biggest conventions for pro, semi-pro and college cheerleaders and dancers from around the country. The P-R-O convention consisted of well-known NFL and NBA coaches and choreographers who taught new, fresh routines to the teams who attended. We loved seeing what the choreographers brought this year and enjoyed watching the amazing teams pick up the complicated choreography so quickly! Touching base with our customers and coaches always makes visiting memorable. We were so happy to see all of our talented friends again and can't wait to revisit HOTLANTA next year!

Take a look at some of our favorite customers who attened the event! 

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Topics: Semi-Pro & Other Cheer, Professional Cheer - NFL, Professional Dance - NBA, Competition & Event Recaps

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 Recap!

Posted by Pam on Apr 13, 2016
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Team USA 2: Miami University of Ohio    Photo credit: ISU World Synchro Gallery

Not only was it a big weekend for college dance, but for the synchronized skating world as well! Some of the best teams from all over the world represented their country at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Twenty six teams entered, representing 21 nations at the highest level of synchronized skating. (Fun fact: in 2000, the first World championships was organized of 17 countries in Minneapolis, MN!) We are proud to have outfitted two teams who competed this past weekend: Team USA 2 (Miami University of Ohio) and Team Switzerland (Cool Dreams Senior). Check out their gorgeous dresses below and a few others we love too!

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Competition & Event Recaps

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