Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dancewear



Sorry I haven't posted much, but there really hasn't been anything much to post about. I'm hopefully taking my drivers permit test on Tuesday! I though this was a cool insight into the culture of my dance studio.

So what kinds of things do people wear to dance at my studio?

Jazz/Lyrical/PGs


Have you seen those cute outfits the kids on Dance Moms wear? Unfortunately, most kids at my studio don't wear things like that. XD The younger the kid are, the cuter their outfits are, but nobody over nine really wears two-pieces suits. Most of the older ones wear sports bras, with tank tops and mesh tops like the ones shown above.

Everybody wears spandex shorts, mostly black, but some of the younger kids have fancy ones that are sparkly and have leopard/zebra prints. XD 

Sometimes people wear sweatpants, but they usually have shorts on under them for later when it gets too hot.

The much older girls(read: my age) just wear shorts and t shirts.
http://www.childsdancewear.com/wp-content/uploads/childrens-recital-dancewear-698x1024.jpg

Ballet:
Halter Leotard with Satin Trim - Style No L6010


The required ballet uniform at my studio is black leotard(any style), pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Very boring--a lot of other studios purposefully pick other colors besides black. But black is the most uniform, so whatevs. There are some really cute leotard styles! I really like the look of the long sleeve ones, but mostly its too hot around here.



Depending on your body type, finding a good leotard for your body type is harder than it looks. I have one camisole one and one halter.

Technically, you're only supposed to wear black bras with leotards. But people at my studio wear all colors.

Younger kids sometimes wear pink sweaters and skirts, but usually older kids don't.
http://image.discountdance.net/image/1395x1500/sl7765.jpg
Legwarmers are pretty popular, but only black ones, and usually with pointe shoes. I saw some of the kids wearing really long ones that went nearly all the way up to their waist. It looked really cool, which I'm tempted to try, except that I don't think the leg warmers would fit around my upper legs, and besides, wearing them like that is like a giant flashing arrow screaming "LOOK AT MY UPPER THIGHS" which: if you're a beautiful skinny little kid, is great, but no thanks. XD

Hair
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Now this is where my studio gets a little crazy.....

I hear of most studios allowing like hair flowers and hair nets. Most kids at my studio will wear a hairnet, a scrunchie around the bun, a headband, a hair bow, and a hair flower at the same time. XD There have been trends, too, like the time they were selling these really glittery bows at competition, and for the month after EVERYONE was wearing one, even the ones who didn't go either made their own or bought them.


I love most hair accessories, so I'm a bit of a sucker for this trend myself.

During Halloween, the studio runs a crazy hair competition, and people "dress up" by wearing tiaras or feathers or cobwebs in their hair, and it can get really crazy sometime. I'll never forget seeing one of the top kids in the studio, a little eight or nine year old(who is AMAZING at dance) wearing a GIANT tarantula in her bun. The body was as big as her bun and the legs extended to like six inches on either side of her head. and there were lots and lots of grey cobwebs.

Shoes
Shoes are pretty straightforward...most people wear tan shoes, not black. No socks except fuzzy ones on holidays.

I hope you enjoyed reading this! :) Talk to you later! 

 

2 comments:

  1. It sounds so fun! *wails* I want to dance more than anything, but I'm 16 now. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to do the one thing that I really am passionate about. I know I would work hard and be good.

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  2. Cool. Good luck on your driving test :)
    I think the hair contest sounds really fun! I love to do my hair in different ways...usually I do hairstyles from movies like Star Wars.

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