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Dancewear Corner’s Spotlight Dancer Tiana Heaton

Say Hello to our featured dancer Tiana Heaton or @ttdancin as she is known on Instagram. She did a beautiful photo shoot for us with Digital Dreams Photography‘s Norelle Marquez, but we wanted to know more. 

 

What is your favorite dance class to take?

Ballet is my favorite. I’ve grown to love my ballet classes and appreciate ballet and what it gives a dancer, grace, strength, and discipline.  

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

If I didn’t have to sleep I would go to Disneyland!!   

 

What’s your favorite piece of dance clothing you own/ owned?

Honeycut!!  It’s true Dancewear that is stylish and you can actually move and dance in every day.  I love my Honeycut leggings they’re a must-have for anyone!!  

 

What songs have you completely memorized?

New Rules

Sorry not sorry

What lovers do

And one country song with my Mom,

You Broke Up With Me.  

 

Who’s your go-to band or artist to dance to?

Ariana Grande

 

Rapid fire This or That Question Time

 

Dog or cat?

Dog

 

Netflix or YouTube?

YouTube

 

Phone Call or Text?

Text

 

Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

Ice cream

 

Cake or Pie?

Cake

 

Watching a movie at home or in the theater?

Home

 

Sneakers or Sandals?

Sandals

 

Tablet or Computer?

Tablet

 

While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Popcorn

 

Pen or Pencil?

Pencil

 

I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know Tiana a little better. She is sure to go great places in the future.

What Should I Wear To A Dance Convention

Dance conventions can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. They’re a great place to meet and connect with choreographers and other inspiring dancers. These connections are extremely important because one day you could find yourself working with a choreographer that you met at a convention. So you will want to make a good first impression to everyone in attendance as well as stand out from the crowd. That’s where your outfit choice comes in.

Bra Tops

It can get pretty hot in a room full of dancers all vying for there own space to dance. That’s why a fun and comfortable bra top is a good starting place for your outfit-of-the-day. Something brightly colored can catch the choreographer’s eye, then all you have to do is let your personality shine. But no matter the color you pick, the most important thing is that you feel great in your clothes. So whether that is a black bra top or a yellow one, you can feel free to dance your heart out. If you need any inspiration for what bra tops to wear you can click here.  

 

 

Boy Shorts

Boy shorts can also be a great way to combat the heat of the room as well as show off your personality. A plain top and brightly colored shorts can just as easily bring attention your way as a matching top and bottom can. It’s all about showing off your lines and showing off your confidence.  For some boy shorts click here

Leggings

Let’s say that you don’t want to show that much skin. That’s okay too! A great pair of legging can go a long way in terms of comfort. Let your personality shine through everything you wear and you’re sure to make a great impression to everyone you meet. You can find leggings and dance pants here

 

Shoes  

Let’s not forget your feet here. What you put on your feet is very important in a convention. Usually, the classes are on a carpet so please whatever you do don’t dance barefoot. Some people will just wear socks, but jazz shoes are a good alternative. The footwear will depend on the class you are taking, so plan ahead and make sure you have all the shoes you need for all the classes. That means pack your tap shoes, jazz shoes, hip-hop shoe… you know what just to be on the safe side, pack all the shoes.

Bags

Now, this isn’t part of your outfit but it is important. You need something to keep your shoes, hairpins, coverups, water bottle, and other accessories that you brought all together. Too many times things are lost or left behind because they fell out of a bag. So make sure that whatever bag you bring is big enough for all your things. If you don’t have a bag click here to find some. 

 

More important than what you choose to wear is continuing to wear it throughout the day. If you choose to wear a blue tank top keep the tank top on, even if it gets hot. Choreographers end up associating the dancer with what they are wearing so if you take away the tank top, the Choreographers will likely forget what they thought of your dancing because they didn’t see Blue Tank Top after the water break. Overall no matter what you wear, wear it with confidence, a smile, and let your dancing do the rest.   

Congratulations to the First Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner

Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner

DanceWear Corner, along with Kathryn Morgan, is pleased to announce the winner of the first Kathryn Morgan Scholarship

Daltrey Schmidt!!

 

Daltrey wins $1000 to use towards her dance training. We are incredibly honored to be a part of Daltrey’s journey.

 

Learn more about the Kathryn Morgan Scholarship Winner and an exciting announcement here.

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Watch Daltrey’s Grand Pas Classique here.

 

We look forward to many more opportunities to share in your dance journey.

6 Dance Hacks that Actually Work

dance hacks that work

This week we bring in guest blogger, Kathryn Morgan.  She brings you 6 dance hacks that work, tried and tested.

 

Kathryn, a former New York Ballet soloist, currently performs, teaches, and speaks around the country, runs two highly successful YouTube channels, her podcast “The Kathryn Morgan Show”, writes a column for “Dance Spirit Magazine”, and continues to work on many other exciting projects. Kathryn is currently on faculty at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

 

We’re also pleased to offer the Kathryn Morgan Scholarship by DanceWear Corner. Click here for more details. Deadline to enter is October 27th.

 

Kathryn talks about dance hacks that work… yes, actually work!  These are easy tips and tricks for using hairspray to fix holes in tights, heal blisters fast, how to use bobby pins the right way, easily pinch a leotard, do easy winged eyeliner, rosin your pointe shoes to keep the heels on, and bonus – 2 easy ballet hairstyles.

 


Kathryn’s post originally appeared here.

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