Winter is drawing to a close and you know what that means -- It's time to really kick this year into gear! Move U has done the research so you can find your best match, look good, and feel great this season with a twist unique to your team! Here are five looks to put your performance on the map in 2018.
5 - Pop of Color The Dynasty set uses that eye-catching POP of color to grab your attention--and keep it! Kick in the contrast with black, white, and a vibrant color of your choice! That striking color is sure to last beyond the season and set a bold statement that your audience will not forget. Favorite Item: Dynasty Jersey Favorite Colors: Pink, Blue, Purple
4 - Get Serious With a modern take on the tried and true Varsity look, Spartans keeps rolling out the surprises with its lovely details. This set cranks up the nostalgia in all the right ways. Unite your team with this classy look! Favorite Item: Spartans Warmup Jacket Favorite Colors: Blue/Gold, Black/Pink, Maroon/Grey
3 - Be Wild We know the music is in your heart, but this style wears that passion on your sleeve. Matrix is designed with music in mind it is the perfect set for everything dance. Make your audience feel the beat with every performance. Favorite Item: Matrix Midrise Leggings Favorite Colors: Teal, Purple, Pink
2 - Fierce! Simple, but intimidating. Blaze stops your competition in their tracks when you step into the spotlight in style. Your team color will be the brightest in the room with this sleek and edgy set. Favorite Item: Blaze Open Back Crop Top Favorite Colors: Red, Aqua, Green
1 - Be Unique Who doesn't love marble? These Panther designs will have your team looking beautiful and unstoppable no matter what style you're performing. The detail of color brings this trendy look to the next level. Be the most unique team to hit the stage in 2018. Favorite Item: Panthers Bra Top Favorite Colors: Pink, Aqua, Gold
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.