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6 Mistakes That Will Zap Your Dance Competition Score

Posted by Karen on Oct 2, 2016

Chaska High School in custom yellow high kick dresses

Whether you dance in a studio, on a football field, or on a gym floor, odds are you are working hard to plan for your competition season. One key element to any performance is, of course, the Score Card. While every competition has different scoring standards, there are several aspects of competition dance that are consistent across the board. Take a look at these six common mistakes that will zap your dance competition score and decide for yourself if they apply to your team!

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Topics: Dance, Coaching Tips

Team Spotlight: UConn Dance Team's Sparkling Game Day Top!

Posted by Karen on Sep 29, 2016

UCONN dance team on the footbal field  UCONN dance team in sparkling red crop tops

Go Huskies!

Out of Connecticut, the UConn Dance Team both supports their school as well as competes for their own glory!  At school, they rally the crowd at the University of Connecticut for the Huskie fans at football and basketball games.

On the dance competition floor, the team brings out their more technical side at the NDA National Championships. Most years, the team competes with two different routines, and in 2015 the team placed 5th at the NDA College Nationals with an amazing hip hop routine!

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight, College

Team Spotlight: Allatoona's Hotshotz Dance Team!

Posted by Karen on Sep 19, 2016


Allatoona Hotshotz Dance Team Custom Dance Costumes

Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia is the proud host of the Allatoona “Hotshotz” Dance Team! 15 girls strong, this team is made up of 9th-12th graders and performs at several different events: football and basketball games, community events and pep rallies! “We love having the opportunity to support our school while doing something we love,” said Coach Kelly Mattingly.  

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Topics: High School, Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Augustana Dance Team's New Uniforms for a New Logo!

Posted by Karen on Sep 16, 2016

Augustana Dance Team in Custom Cheer Uniforms

Football season is officially in full swing, and we're loving seeing all the gameday spirit on the sidelines!  This week we're taking a look at Augustana Dance Team, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who recently acquired a crisp new gameday dress to feature their school's new logo.   The Vikettes join forces with the cheer squad to form the Augustana Spirit Squad, and perform at both football AND basketball games throughout the school year. Read on to see how the Spirit Squad stands out on game day! 

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Topics: High School, Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight

Customer Spotlight: Glen A. Wilson High School

Posted by Karen on Aug 19, 2016

Glen A Wilson High School Cheer Uniform

Every dance team strives for that true dichotomy in skills: strong technical style combined with crowd pleasing entertainment. In Hacienda Heights, California, the Dance Team at Glen A. Wilson High is well on their way to this goal!

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Topics: High School, Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight

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

Make it Rule Compliant Part 1: Minnesota State High School League Dance Costume Rules Summary

Posted by Karen on Jun 20, 2016

Totino_Grace_Awards_Kick-cropped.jpgTotino Grace Dance Team in a custom costume at the 2016 MSHSL Dance Tournament

Come on... admit it... you are already starting to plan for next year’s Winter Dance Team Season! Coaches and dancers alike are gearing up for summer camps and clinics, but thoughts of the Winter Season are always looming as teams brainstorm ideas for the upcoming year.

The check list of items for the competition season is a long one.  One major item on every team’s list?  Costumes, of course!  Wondering how to navigate the sea of rules and regulations as they apply to your dance costume design?  Here's a summary of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Dance costume official rules.  

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Topics: Dance, Costume Design Resources, Competition Resources

Team Spotlight: The Atlanta Blaze Dancers

Posted by Karen on Jun 6, 2016

The Atlanta Blaze Dancers Custom Dance Costume

NBA, NFL, or Semi-pro arena football teams are very familiar to us here at The Line Up, but have you ever heard of a professional lacrosse dance team?  Enter the Atlanta Blaze Dancers!  The Atlanta Blaze Dancers are a part of a Major League Lacrosse Team in Kennesaw, GA. As a new team, the Blaze Dancers contacted us to help them create their signature uniform for their 2016 season!

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Topics: Semi-Pro & Other Cheer, Team Spotlight

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