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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

The 90's Dance Costume Trend that is Making a Comeback

Posted by Stephanie on Oct 4, 2017

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Every year we take a look at the runway to forecast the current dance costume trends. We've covered the color of the year for 2018, but what about the fabric of the year? This year, we've seen a resurgence of a certain popular 90's trend on the runway, in everyday fashion and in dance and skate costumes! This trending, elegant fabric is...

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Topics: Costume Trends, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

The 2018 Color of the Year for Dance Costumes

Posted by Trista on Sep 22, 2017

Color of the year for dance costumes: dusty rose

Styles: 202 Long Line Crop, Brookfield Short Skirt, JolynnRoseangela Leotard

 

For all our color lovers and trend watchers, The Line Up chose a color of the year that embodies the current mood in dance!   We surveyed our designers, researched competitions, and took a nod from pop culture to determine the trend setting color for 2018. Here it is:

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Topics: Costume Trends, Color Inspiration

Top 6 Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary Dance Costume Trends for 2018

Posted by Stephanie on Sep 1, 2017
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Floral Mesh Leotard, Mesh Leotard, Tribal Mesh Leotard, and Kiri Leotard

It's that time of year - School is back in session, game days are starting to pick up again and all we can think about are this year's upcoming competition costumes! As we head into our busy season (a.k.a. your competition season!), we are overwhelmed with the amazing costume designs and inspiration that our creative customers and designers come up with! It truly is inspiring seeing all these beautiful costumes go out the door and onto the competition floor.

Check out what we've found are the Top 6 Jazz & Contemporary Dance Costume trends for 2018:

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Topics: Costume Trends, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

6 Dynamic Synchronized Skating Skirts That Will Enhance Your Choreography

Posted by Trista on Aug 18, 2017

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When it comes to synchro skate dresses, the skirt is the one design element that rules!

Our synchro customers insist on getting their skirts right and for a couple very good reasons: a great skirt can emphasize choreography, enhance the perception of speed, and create crowd appeal!  What team can resist all of that?

Check out some of our favorite synchronized skating skirts from the past couple of seasons below! 

 

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Topics: Synchronized skating, Costume Trends

5 Ways Dance Costumes Can Take Your High Kick Routine to the Next Level!

Posted by Stephanie on Aug 2, 2017

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High Kick dance routines are known for their quick movements, sharp lines, and formation changes. So, how do you accentuate this choreography to take your routine to the next level? Color change!  Accentuate strong movements and add visual interest by adding a pop of color. Check out 5 unique ways to incorporate color change into your High Kick dance costume this year!

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Topics: High School, High Kick, Costume Trends

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

Top 10 Cheer & Pom Uniform Trends for 2017-2018

Posted by Trista on May 26, 2017

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  A Sparkling Jersey Trend: Tami Gaga, Sparkle Jersey420 Tank Gaga

The look of the game day cheer uniform is changing!  The classic cheer look - which will always hold a strong torch - is starting to look a little faded next to the glitz and glam of innovative all star looks.  So what does this mean for new trends for your fall 2017 game day looks?  Check out our 10 favorite trends for the modern cheer uniforms, that create the perfect mix of classic and innovation!

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Costume Trends

Top 5 Trends for Dance Team Warm-Ups and Practice Apparel

Posted by Trista on May 12, 2017

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When spring starts rolling in, we know you've already started planning for next season. First step: form your team.  Second step: team apparel! Are you trying to find some fun ideas for apparel besides the standard shirt and spirit jersey from you local t-shirt shop?  Check out a few of our favorite trends for dance team warm-ups and practice apparel below!

 

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Topics: Team Apparel & Warm-ups, Costume Trends

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

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