Dance Costumes for Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop
When a dance is to be performed, whether at a concert, recital or competition, for solo, duo or a team, a very important aspect of the performance are the dance
Time and thought will be put into creating and designing the perfect dance costume to fit the particular dance, dance style and music.
style has traditional and modern styles and materials, and from there the creative skills of the dance teacher or costume designers unfold.
Some dance schools will have all the costumes made by one dressmaker, whilst others may let you have the option of making it yourself,
provided you have a certain amount of dressmaking skills. The teacher will usually want to see it once finished for final approval.
Hip Hop dance comes from the streets and the costumes reflect this. There is a definite style to hip hop costumes, one of the most important
is they are not so neat and tidy and all dancers in a group are not wearing the same. It is almost the opposite of Jazz costumes. Read on to find out
what elements make up Hip Hop Costumes.
Like all clothes, fashion trends come and go and dance costumes also reflect this by its own trends of latest styles. Tap has some traditional
costumes styles, whereas some teachers like to bring a modern feel to tap dancing and continue this through to the design of costumes.
There are always some costumes that don't really fit into the above categories. Maybe they were entered in the novelty or cabaret section of a competition or concert or were part of a themed production number.
There are many national costumes such as Greek, Mexican or Hawaiian used for dance performance.
Check out some really interesting costumes in this category.
Costumes can be an expensive part of dance, especially if your dancer is involved in performance and competitive dancing, in many styles, a large collection of costumes can soon accumulate.
Considering many costumes are only worn 2 or 3 times it makes sense to try and resell these. You can try a local costume dance store. There are many small dance schools eager to help keep costs down, which will buy up a group's collection of costumes.
If your child is doing a solo/duo/trio, a great idea for a cheap dancing costume is to look for a second hand costume.
ebay is the best marketplace on the web to buy dance costumes. There are so many styles to choose from, they are good quality and at very competitive pricing. Here are the current listings on ebay! Click on any item or use the search box to find more costumes.
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Ebay is one of the best places to look for new and second hand costumes, or to sell on your unwanted costumes, to recoup a little of the money, free up some cupboard space and to help raise funds for the next costumes to purchase.
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