Jazz Dance Costumes

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Jazz dancing has been around for many years and is becoming increasingly popular. It’s a highly energetic style of dance with roots that can be traced back to the late 1800s. If you’re lucky enough to be taking part in a jazz dance show with your dance school or dance academy, the costume you wear will most likely to be determined by your dance teacher or perhaps a costume designer.

Jazz dance costumes are all about fun! Crop tops, cycle shorts, hot pants, and glistening and printed fabrics are always popular. This is because they’re very fitted which allows them not only to look great but also allow you to perform without being restricted. In order to ensure your dance costume enables you to give your best possible performance, it’s always a good idea to source it from a specialist dance wear retailer who will ensure that all your costumes are made from fabrics such as Nylon Lycra which possess all the formfitting qualities you require.

When it comes to colour, jazz dance costumes offer a great deal of freedom. The colour of your jazz dance costume is an incredibly simply and cost-effective way to directly impact the emotional response of your audience. For example, using blues create a cool feeling, whereas oranges and reds create the feeling of warmth. Colours can also create powerful symbols such as green for envy and red for anger. There are also many printed and fluorescent fabrics available such as Flo Stripe, Rainbow and velour fabrics too that can really help compliment the energy of jazz dancing.

Just as important to the costume are your jazz shoes. These should be very lightweight and simple so as not to distract from the costume itself. Choose a jazz shoe that allows you to move your toes around a little and comfortably bend and flex your foot. If your toes are pushed right up against the end of the shoe, or if you can move the shoe around on your foot then you need to try a different size.

Buying your jazz dance costume doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive. There are a large number of reputable dance wear companies such as Dance Gear and Roch Valley who make a wide range of crop tops, cycle shorts and hot pants which are ideal for jazz dancing. Some companies also make-to-order which means you can select to have your garment made from a wide range of different printed, coloured and glistening fabrics.

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