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
In our "Dear Katie" series, MCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email email@example.com for a chance to be featured!
I'm 14 and have been studying ballet seriously for about three years. Even though I feel ready,my teachers haven't put me on pointe yet. Am I doing something wrong? Should I ask them about it, or is it pointe-less?
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Samantha Figgins (Andrew Eccles)
Samantha Figgins is currently in her fifth season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (and was a Dance Spirit cover girl back in 2013!). But what many people don't know is that the gorgeous dancer suffers from single-sided deafness. As a baby, Figgins contracted spinal meningitis, which caused her to lose all hearing in her right ear. She never gave up on her dance dreams, though, and fought her way through uncomfortable situations, never missing an opportunity to learn and grow. Now, after getting her first pair of hearing aids, she opens up about her path to success. —(As told to Courtney Celeste Spears)
Sara Esty as Maggie in "A Chorus Line" (courtesy Esty)
Sara Esty's ethereal grace and sophisticated charm have won over ballet and Broadway audiences alike. The bunhead-turned-Broadway-baby began training near her hometown in Gorham, ME, at the Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts (with her equally fabulous twin sister, Leigh-Ann). She enrolled full-time at the Miami City Ballet School in 2004, and joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2005. In 2006, Esty won the Princess Grace Award, and she was promoted to soloist at MCB in 2011. After leaving MCB in 2014, she made her Broadway debut in An American in Parisas the understudy for Lise, and went on to share the role of Lise with her sister on the show's national tour. Most recently, she was seen in 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Marie, Dancing Stillin Seattle, WA. —Courtney Bowers