In most locations, fall brings some serious style change to the studio.
It’s a time to break out the knit cover-ups, boots and mukluks, scarves and long-sleeve leotards. Not to mention we all start thinking about costuming for upcoming performances and competitions.
In October, I asked fellow bloggers to Join Our Circle and share their “Wardrobe Wisdom.” I love how varied the responses always are for these topics and this is no exception.
What Not To Wear: Teachers In Tutus
via Maria’s Movers
Maria responds to a job advertisement she saw for a teacher of young children by sharing her point of view on teacher’s wardrobes. She also discusses why what teachers wear should not be a substitute for teaching. Being a good teacher should stand alone!
Dance Fashion for the “Mature Dancer”
via Rori Roars
Rori responds to the needs of adult beginners by offering a thorough collection of tips on what to wear to class. Covering shoes, warmups, hair, support, and ways to save money, Rori has more to say on dance fashion than she thought she would!
More Wardrobe Advice On The Web
“Costumes are so important to the overall tone and polish of your recitals. And as I’ve said over and over again, your recital is your single most important marketing technique.” DeAnne Boegli discusses the importance of seeing costumes first-hand or reading descriptions carefully, and making recital time memorable.
Is a Dress Code Really Necessary?
The Healthy Dancer walks us through the psychological and physiological reasons attire matters in class.
Boys Do Ballet Too has a series of posts that offer no-nonsense tips for the guys on tights, dance belts, shoes, and more.
5 Ways To Beat The High Cost of Dancewear
Tights And Tiaras knows that dancers operate on slim budgets. Henrik gives a handful of options for cutting costs on dance couture.
Drama-Free Costuming: Yes, It’s Possible!
Right here at Dance Advantage, Suzanne Gerety speaks from experience, providing advice on how dance studio owners can reduce costume grievances and griping, and their own stress, at recital-time.
Do you have thoughts on dance attire, dance fashion, or costumes?
Share them (or your link) in the comments!
And, if you want to participate in our monthly Circle, check out our upcoming topics HERE.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.