DailyDancewear: Featuring Montana Dance Ctr
For the seventh post of DailyDanceWear—a column bringing you fresh dance fashions spotted in various classrooms and rehearsal spaces in New York and across the country—we have Montana Dance Center in Billings, Montana, where I recently had the incredible privilege to teach.
Participating in the summer intensives, these gorgeous, respectful and hard-working ladies knew how to throw together an outfit and still follow the studio dress code. Although on this day they did have permission to take a few liberties since it was the last day.
The older dancers did a fabulous job of looking elegant for ballet class, wearing a wide range of leotards by various makers that each create lovely form-fitting designs that really let the dancer feel beautiful while still allowing the teachers to see clean lines. Students particularly liked a Bloch leotard featuring a halter-top and racing stripe down the back, as well as a Capezio with black lace over a tan bodice and a bold purple by Motionwear.
Overall, the students represented many brands – from Capezio to Bloch to Mirella to Motionwear to Balera to Trienawear to Leo to BalTogs.
When it came time to change for jazz and modern, they really let their inner colors show in their outerwear. As pictured, they reflect their quite stylish and fearless jazz, lyrical and musical theatre instructor, Tucker Davis.
The younger girls wore some of their favorite leotards, which led to some very bright ensembles. One Danskin leo featured embedded sparkles and stones on a classic cut. Other students wore products by Wear Moi, Dansco, Capezio and Natalie.
Whether you have a dress code to follow or you can follow your whimsy, there are so many kinds of leotards available now that you could have a different one for every desire! Who produces your favorite leotards?
For more information on Montana Dance Center, visit www.montanadancecenter.com.
Photos: Montana Dance Center students modeling their dancewear. Photos by Leigh Schanfein.