Dancers across the nation are gearing up for recitals and competitions. But with the hundreds upon hundreds of costumes out there, how is a dancer to choose? Luckily, there’s no need to worry!
The Ballet Barre has put together a Top 10 list of costumes for 2013, with costumes for tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Take a look at our list, and maybe you’ll find the costume you’ve been searching for!
#1: This one-shouldered ballet costume from Revolution Dancewear has soft shades of green and a layered, sparkly tutu. The elegant leaves on the bodice and tutu make it perfect for a production of Snow White, or any nature-related dance.
#2: This rose-colored contemporary costume from Curtain Call Costumes drips with elegance. Flowers line the overlaying skirt with matching flowers on the shoulder and hairpiece, making it a great choice for a slow, beautiful contemporary dance.
#3: Nothing says classic tap like this one-piece black and white costume from Revolution Dancewear. Suspenders, a bow tie, and a ruffled bodice make it perfect for a Gene Kelly- or Fred Astaire-inspired tap routine with a touch of femininity.
#4: This hip hop costume from Curtain Call Costumes is just plain cool. The mix of a bright blue camisole, black jacket, and feathered skirt is perfect for your next hip hop dance. Plus, you can add a hat and some fishnet tights for an even cooler look.
#5: Every dancer needs a little red dress. This jazz costume from Curtain Call Costumes is a dress that will match any big Broadway song. An added headpiece and leg warmers with high heels will give it an even sassier style.
#6: This jazz costume from Curtain Call Costumes will take any dance back a few decades with a modern twist. The belted pink and black polka-dotted dress with black gloves to match is perfect for a “Welcome to the 60s” or Grease-like dance.
#7: This icy blue, Cinderella-inspired ballet costume from Revolution Dancewear will bring grace and elegance to any ballerina. The rhinestone-detailed bodice and arm bands make it a stand-out against all other ballet costumes.
#8: This angelic contemporary costume from Creations by Cicci will make any dancer look like she came straight from the heavens to the stage. The delicate, lacy wings and sparkly bodice bring this costume to a higher level.
#9: Revolution Dancewear brings us this fun tap costume that’s perfect for a classic, 42nd Street-inspired tap number. The black and purple bodice, fringe skirt, and matching gloves and choker will make any tapper ready to get up and dance.
#10: This fun and flirty costume from Curtain Call Costumes would be a great fit for a jazz or hip hop routine. The sparkly crop top over a bright pink tank, plus a colorful matching belt and legwarmers, make it a fun outfit for dancers of any age.
Hopefully these dance costumes have given you some ideas and inspiration for what you want to wear for your next performance!
“Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.”
– Terri Guillemets