Team: Hofstra University Dance Team
Head Coach: Kelly Olsen
Location: Hempstead, NY
Style: College Dance Team - Jazz
Team: Hofstra University Dance Team
University of Minnesota Dance Team | College of St. Benedict Dance Team | MN State Mankato Dance Team
About 18 months ago, we noticed a dance photographer pop up in our feed named Cobey Rouse, from Rouse Productions Since then, we've slowly watched his connection in the dance community grow - from photographing high school dance teams in his Lakeville, Minnesota community to traveling to UDA nationals with some of the most talented collegiate dance teams.
What's been even more fun to see is Cobey's approach to his photography and business. We've never interacted with a more humble and giving photographer, and his mission - to promote the sport of dance - comes through in so much of his work! It's clear he has a passion to elevate the sport, and this passion fuels his photography.
We asked Minnesota local, to give us a little more insight into his passion for preserving these extraordinary moments, particularly when working with dancers. Check out his answers and some of his work below!
Photos via Quinnipiac Dance Team, Hofstra Dance Team, Villanova Dance Team, University of Minnesota Dance Team
Dance athletes are continuously pushing the boundaries and redefining the limits of the sport, and this holds particularly true at the 2024 UDA College Nationals. With unique choreography, transitional costumes, and tributes to dance history - this year brought numerous surprises that will continue to linger in our thoughts!
We feel fortunate to have collaborated with many exceptionally talented teams for their custom dance costumes. The vision, creativity, and performances not only inspired the dance community this weekend, but resonated worldwide. We are truly in awe of the talent and dedication poured into perfecting these routines.
Congratulations to all the athletes at UDA! Watching you perform is the best part of our job.
Check out performance videos and photos from some of the collegiate dance teams we had the privilege of outfitting for the competition, below!
Team: Lakeville North Lake Liners Dance Team
Director/Head Coach: Monica Fredrickson
Location: Lakeville, MN
Dance Style: High Kick
Hannah Johnson, a junior from South Metro Dance Academy in Lakeville, MN, recently competed her solo in the Talent On Parade national competition in Branson, MO. She won 4th place in the TOP Best Costume Soloist Award. The Line Up is so happy for Hannah! She selected and top and skirt (Wylie) from The Line Up web store www.thelineupstore.com. Her fabric selections were bubble gum zsa zsa, burgundy tricot and lace to complete the look. The finishing detail was adding rhinestones, which further enhanced the sparkle onstage! Thanks to Hannah and SMDA for sharing this award with us, we are so proud!
We are thankful for our wonderful and dedicated customers that we have been able to work with over the years. Most recently, we have worked with a team abroad from the United Kingdom!
Check out these great pictures of the Sr Line dancers at South Metro Dance Academy in Lakeville, MN. The black velvet costumes with the birdcage veil was a dance to Amazing Grace by Ani DeFranco, a darker version of the song. The rhinestones on the back total around 1,000 stones in 4 different colors that were all done by hand! Our own Director of Customer Relations, Lindsey, is their teacher during the weeknights and created the costume and choreography idea.
The 2011 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Sectional Championships are in Rochester, MN this year and that means only an hour and half drive from our office in Eden Prairie. The Phoenix Synchronized Skaters and their coaches, Jeannine Weinschrod and Helene Wolf, along with many parents drove in 2 large coach buses to pay us a visit before they took the ice this morning. We gave them a tour of the building and talked them through the process on how we made their skating dresses from start to finish- they were impressed! The little skaters were also very enamoured with Oscar and Jessie and almost took them away on the bus back to Rochester :)
Check out the University of Iowa Dance Team in their new costumes from The Line Up! They recently went to the Universal Dance Association National Championships in Orlando, FL where they placed 9th in jazz- the highest ever for the program! In the Pom category, they placed 7th which is also a huge accomplishment. Head coach, Jenny Eustice, is extremely proud of her team. "The costumes look beautiful out on the floor. We have received so many compliments!"