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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

The freshest trend we spotted this year has to be the leotard! We've watched jazz costumes evolve over the last couple of years from dresses, to leotards with open front skirts, to - finally - a clean and simple leotard.  It's a look that flatters and elongates the leg, and we have to say that we're looking forward to an evolution to a more modern and minimal look, featuring the leotard, of course.  

Check out a few of the many teams we spotted wearing leotards, below. We can't claim to have designed or created most of these leotards, but we can say that these teams were looking fresh and on trend at nationals!  

 trends from uda nationals 2018 leotards

Stony Brook University Dance Team, University of Minnesota Duluth Dance Team via Instagram, and University of Minnesota Dance Team.

trends from uda nationals 2018 leotards

Ohio State University Dance Team, Louisiana State University Tiger Girls, and Orange Coast College Dance Team.

leotard trend uda nationals 2018

University of Michigan Dance Team, University of St. Thomas Dance Team, and University of Delaware Dance Team.

uda leotard trend nationals 2018

University of Louisiana Lafayette, University of Wisconsin via Instagram, and Rutgers University Dance Team.

trends from uda nationals 2018 leotard

University of Oregon Dance Team, College of Saint Benedict Dance Team, and San Diego State University Dance Team.

Photos from UDA Facebook & @UDAnews Twitter (unless otherwise marked in the name).

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