Jazz dance costumes are designed to be striking on stage and as flexible as possible to enable the dancer to stretch and leap whilst dancing.
Jazz dance or Modern dance is an energetic, fast paced form of dancing. The jazz costume has to reflect the dance, the music and
message that the dance is portraying.
They need to be fun and funky, to be vibrant, shiny and stand out on stage. They need to express the energy that the dance is all about.
will need to be worn when dancing a Jazz Dance number.
If you are taking part in dance competitions, the dance costume will be marked on its appropriateness for the dance, music and also the age
of the dancer.
Many adjudicators do not like provocative dance costumes on very young children and may mark down accordingly.
Dance recital costumes play an important aspect of the performance. If you're competing against many dancers, sometimes its the costumes that are remembered as much as the dance, so you need to wear something that has strong colours, lots of sparkle, and doesn't just blend in with the crowd. Be Remembered!
Jazz hairstyles can be any style you like to enhance and match the costume, dance and music.
Wear it up in a bun, pony tail or plaits. Or
straighten it and have it all or partly down.
A popular option is to pull the hair back in a bun and then wear a curly hair piece over the bun so it looks
like the hair is pulled back to fall into a cascade of curls. These look wonderful, bouncing on stage as the dancer moves.
ebay is the best marketplace on the web to buy jazz 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!
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One thing Dance Kids love and get really excited about are the wonderful dance costumes.
Do you have some photo's of Jazz Dance Costumes that you just loved and never wanted to take off! Or have you just got a new Modern Dance Costume and can't wait to show it off.
Then take some photo's and send them in and show off your wonderful costumes.
Show Off Your Favorite Jazz Dance Costumes
Did you win a competition with a great Jazz Dance Costume? Or performed at a Dance Concert and felt like a Star?
We'd love to see your Jazz Costume photo! Tell us about the dance it went with, what song did you dance to, was it fast or slow, easy to learn or did you win a competition. Did you simply dance the best you've ever danced!
(Remember, if you're 13 or younger you must get a parent to give permission and help you.)