Hello LDP Tribe...
Now that showcase is done its got me thinking back on all my years of dancing... there's always memories that outweigh others. Sometimes those are memories of proud successes and sometimes of disappointing mistakes and sometimes... its all about the amazing fun you had when you felt like a superstar.
My favorite costume I ever had was for my senior solo... now keep in mind this was in the height of 2000's fashion trends to I apologize in advance. It was all black, with an asymmetrical hem and this weird squiggly line print. There were half sleeves that started at my biceps that had over exaggerated bell sleeves. As I probably wouldn't choose it now, man, did I think it was something!
See, while costumes may not seem like a big deal to some it is a crucial part of the whole Legacy Dance Experience. Our instructors spend a huge amount of time to think about 1) what would look best on the group as a whole 2) what color and cut best suits the concept of the dance and 3) what will the students LOVE.
Many of our happy show-goers and parents expressed their thoughts on which costumes were their favorite... Here was some of the front runners...
Why else do we save our petite dancer's first costume in shadow boxes or their first pair of shoes buried in a box somewhere in the back of the closet or tucked away in the attic? Because in each dance prop, each costume that was super itchy because of all the sequins, because in each strategically placed rhinestone and in the little details of each costume, there is a story to be told and a memory to be cherished.
Our costumes are just another level of how we propel confidence in our students. When you look good, you perform good right? The creativity the choreographers use when designing and picking out costumes and the confidence these dancers exude on stage in all their fanciness is absolutely amazing.
Tell us about your favorite costume or costume story? When did you feel like a superstar? When did a costume not come in a time and you had to put together a last minute solution? What would be your dream costume?
Until next time,