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Team Spotlight: Branford Dance Team's Heartfelt Jazz Routine

Posted by Trista on May 15, 2018

Sunny yellow custom jazz costumes

Team: Branford Dance Team
Head Coach: Jacqui Montano
Location: Branford, CT
Style: High School Dance Team

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

Team Spotlight: The College of New Jersey's Bright & Sunny Jazz Costumes

Posted by Meagan on Apr 3, 2018

 college of new jersey custom dance costume

Team: The College of New Jersey Dance Team 
Director/Head Coach: Jennifer Whitford
Location: Ewing Township, NJ 
Style: Collegiate Dance Team 

 
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Topics: Team Spotlight, College, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: 2018 UDA National Champions Ohio State University

Posted by Meagan on Mar 1, 2018

ohio state university dance team at 2018 UDA Jazz

Team: Ohio State University Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Melissa McGhee 
Location: Columbus, Ohio 
Style:  College Dance Team - Jazz 

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Topics: Team Spotlight, College, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: Cedar Rapids Prairie Poms' Heartfelt Season

Posted by Meagan on Jan 31, 2018

 cedar rapids prairie poms custom jazz costume

Team: Prairie Poms
Director/Head Coach: Natasha Leas
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 
Style: High School Dance Team- Contemporary 

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

Team Spotlight: Waupaca Dance Team's Colorful Jazz and Pom Dresses

Posted by Meagan on Jan 24, 2018

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Team: Waupaca High School Dance Team 
Head Coach: Amy Marcom
Location: Waupaca, WI 
Style: High School Dance Team - Jazz and Pom 

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Topics: Team Spotlight, Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: Mandan Kachinas Dance Team's Fierce Look

Posted by Meagan on Jan 10, 2018

 

mandan kachinas dance team beyonce costume

Team: Mandan Kachinas 
Director/Head Coach: Kayla Vazquez & Trisha Ricker
Location: Mandan, ND
Style: High School Dance Team, Jazz and High  Kick

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

Team Spotlight: Iowa State Champions Regina Dance Team

Posted by Meagan on Dec 29, 2017

 iowa city regina dance team

Team: Iowa City Regina Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Kaitlyn Cooley
Location: Iowa City, IA 
Style: High School Dance Team, Jazz

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

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

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

Posted by Stephanie on Sep 1, 2017
Sublimated Mesh Dance Leotards
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: Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Costume Trends

As Seen on TV: The Scoop on Louisville Ladybirds' Dance Costumes

Posted by Meagan on Aug 22, 2017

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Photo via Lifetime, Ladybirds wearing the 202-Mesh Top

The Louisville Ladybirds' Dance Costumes, as Seen on Lifetime's "So Sharp"

Have you been as obsessed with watching Lifetime's "So Sharp" as we have at The Line Up?  It's not every day one of our clients stars in a Lifetime reality show, and the excitement is contagious!  Every week we've been streaming the show in the conference room over lunch to see the stunning routines, the teamwork, the drama, and of course, whatever Coach Todd Sharp will say next! 

Our account manager, Lindsey Stone, has been working with Todd and the Louisville Ladybirds Dance Team for over 5 years now, and we've loved helping outfit the 14 time National Title winners with a variety of pieces - branded apparel for gameday as well as custom costumes for NDA Nationals! 

Here's a peek inside the team's wardrobe and the inspiration behind some of the Louisville Ladybirds' dance costumes below!

 

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

Team Spotlight: 2017 National Champions - Louisville Ladybirds Dance Team

Posted by Trista on Jun 16, 2017

Louisville Ladybirds dance team mesh crop top

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

Louisville Ladybird Dance Team- National Champs! 

It's hard to deny the Louisville Ladybird Dance Team'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.   You can also catch Todd Sharp and the team on their new show "So Sharp," premiering July 26 on Lifetime! Here's a peek at the team's performance and dance costumes this past season! 

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

Team Spotlight: Totino Grace E'gals Took the 2017 MN State Tournament by Storm

Posted by Meagan on Jun 15, 2017

Totino Grace Fridley High School MN State 2017 High Kick

Team: Totino Grace E'gals
Director/Head Coach: Kristen Gagnon
Location: Totino Grace Highschool, Fridley, MN 
Style: Jazz & High Kick High School Dance Teams

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

Team Spotlight: Farragut Dance Team's "Amazing Grace" Places Top 5 at NDTC

Posted by Trista on May 11, 2017

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Team: Farragut

Coach: Adonia Adams

Location: Knoxville, TN

Dance Style: High School Dance Team- Small Varsity Jazz 

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Topics: Tribe 99, High School, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Roseville Dance Team's Elegant & Timeless Jazz Costumes

Posted by Allison on May 4, 2017

 Roseville Dance Team Custom jazz costume

Team: Roseville High School Varsity Dance Team
Coach: Brittany Rehling
Location: Roseville, Minnesota
Dance Style: High School Dance Team - Varsity Jazz

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

Team Spotlight: Benilde-St. Margaret's Dance Team Wins MN State Jazz AA Championship!

Posted by Trista on Apr 7, 2017

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Team: Benilde-St. Margaret's High School
Director/Head Coach: Samantha Cameranesi
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Dance Style: High School Danceline - Jazz

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

Team Spotlight: Cherry Creek Pom's Elegant UDA Nationals Jazz Costume

Posted by thelineup on Apr 5, 2017

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Team: Cherry Creek High School Poms
Coach: Megan Bruhn
Location: Englewood, CO
Dance Style: High School Dance Team - Varsity Jazz

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

Team Spotlight: OSU Dance Team's Dark and Stormy Jazz Routine

Posted by Trista on Feb 9, 2017

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Team: Ohio State University Dance Team
Coach: Melissa McGhee
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Choreographer: Ricky Ruiz
Consultant: TRIBE 99
Style: Collegiate Dance Team

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Topics: Dance, College, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: Valley City Hi-Lite's Elegant & Edgy Looks

Posted by Trista on Jan 13, 2017

Valley City red and white Jazz Dance Costume

Team: Valley City Hi-Lites
Coach: Megan Gilbertson
Location: Valley City, North Dakota
Style: High School Dance Team

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

Top 10 Lyrical & Contemporary Dance Costume Trends

Posted by Trista on Aug 22, 2016

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Style Raelyn Dress

Last week we took a look at the top dance costume trends for Jazz, and this week we'll continue the list with Lyrical and Contemporary!  Here are the design trends we predict will be shaping dance team performances for the 2017 season!

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Topics: Costume Trends, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Dance

Top 8 Jazz Dance Costume Trends

Posted by Trista on Aug 17, 2016

Jazz dance costume trends

 

It's an exciting time as college and high school dance teams are coming back from camp, schools and studios are back in session, and routines are conceptualized!  Looking for a little  inspiration as you plan for your next season?  We pulled together some of the favorite jazz dance costume trends for 2017 - check 'em out!

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Topics: Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Costume Trends, Dance

Team Spotlight: The Best of Dance Arts Centre

Posted by Brooke on Aug 2, 2016

Dance Arts Centre

For fifteen plus years, Dance Arts Centre (DAC) has come to us to help design their elegant dance costumes for the competition stage. They're innovative costumes and loyalty to The Line Up has created a wonderful relationship!

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Topics: Dance, Team Spotlight, Dance Studio, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: Dance Space Brings Strength to the Competition Stage

Posted by Karen on Jul 13, 2016

Dance Space Blue Lyrical costume by The Line Up

Dance Space's Lyrical Senior Team

One Team’s Strength

The Dance Space studio recently shared with us photos and video of their stunning custom dance costume and lyrical performance at competition!  This group’s lyrical dance titled “My Strength” really imbibes the core values of their team: strength and determination.  The team endured many injuries and formation changes throughout the year, yet the dancers rose to the challenge, ultimately placing 3rd overall as a Small Group during their season! 

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Topics: Dance, Dance Studio, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Team Spotlight

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, Team Spotlight, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, High Kick

TeamSpotlight: University of St. Thomas' Ronda Rousey Inspired Jazz Routine

Posted by Stephanie on Feb 2, 2016

University of S. Thomas Dance team jazz costume, Ronda Rousey, Black edgy costume, low back , crop top and briefs

We've worked with the University of St. Thomas Dance Team (USTDT) for a while now, and it's always exciting to see what inspiration they bring us each summer! From elegant to edgy, the team always seems to fully bring their chosen theme to life. This year was no exception!

Finding Inspiration

USTDT found inspiration for their jazz routine from one very strong woman: Ronda Rousey. Rousey - an American mixed martial artist, UFC Champion, and Judo Olympian - was ranked the most "dominant" active athlete in 2015, man or woman. The team connected with her story of strength and pride, rise against the odds, and female empowerment. Their goal for their 2015-2016 season? Push the limits, just like Rousey, and have a routine & costume they hadn't seen before.

Ronda Rousey St Thomas Jazz costume inspiration

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Topics: Behind the Design, Team Spotlight, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, College

The Fierce Side of Jazz

Posted by thelineup on Jan 29, 2016

425-45, Gleason Pro Short, Gleason Mesh Top, Brookfield Skirt, 427-11, 504-7_6 copy, edgy dance crop tops

 

What is so incredibly unique about jazz is that is can take on so many different forms: from contemporary and fluid choreography, to bold and edgy movements. One of our favorite dancwear trends for the season? When jazz takes on a fierce edge!

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Topics: Dance, Costume Trends, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

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