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How to Rhinestone a Blue and White Sports Bra



Hello, I am Cyndi from bdancewear.com. In this video, I am going to you how to rhinestone that Blue and White Sports Bra that we made in a previous video. If you remember, it was so easy to take a sports bra and add some piping to it. Now, we are going to rhinestone it. You are going to be shocked and amazed by how easy it is to do, especially if you have never rhinestoned before, I am sure you know how easy it is. So, if you just watch this video, we will show you how we rhinestoned the sports bra using this pattern. It is really easy. Enjoy! I cannot wait to see your projects that you make.

Supplies:
1. Blue and White Sports Bra
2. Rhinestones
3. E6000 Glue
4. Toothpicks
5. Paper Plate
6. Slips over paper

Directions:
1. Choosing Your Materials
Obviously, the only materials to be chosen will be the top and the rhinestones. Although we used the Blue and White Sports Bra that we created in a previous video, you could, of course, use this technique on any Sports Bra. You could also create a Sports Bra like the one we created in the previous video but in other colors. As far as (more…)

Our Dancer of the Month for June– Wil Robertson-

Wil Robertson, our Dancer of the Month for the Month of June, considers himself just a “regular 12-year-old kid with a secret life of Irish Dance.” He believes that no one outside of the world of Irish dance would probably even know anything about Irish Dance. Wil will be attending middle school next year. He has one sister and two cats. Wil enjoys music, video games, jokes and riddles, reading, computers, technology and learning about the latest inventions. Not only does he enjoy dancing, he also sings in the school choir and plays both the viola and trumpet. He is obviously a very busy and talented young man.

 

 

 

When Wil was just 4 years old, he saw Irish dancers in the Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He decided that he would like to try that. He saw them again the next year and felt the same way. At the end of that year when He was 6 ½ years old, both Wil and his sister began taking lessons together at The Academy Irish Dance Company.

Wil says his happiest dance moment was winning the competition at Oireachtas. He was just 9 years old at the time and it was first time competing there. (more…)

How to Make a Blue and White Sports Bra


Hello, I am Cyndi from bdancewear.com. We are common in the video. In this video, I am going to show you how to make a blue and white sports bra. I was inspired by the girls over at ProMotion (promotiondance.com). The two ladies over there, Brittany and Jessica, were both NFL and NBA cheer leaders for years. They are now creating tutorials to assist you if you want to be a professional dancer or cheerleader. They are going to show you how to use the tips and tricks of people in the trade, your little niche for getting in. Everybody nowadays is competing for these big spots so you need that special edge and the gals over at ProMotion Dance are going to tell you how to get it. They will give you creative ways on getting yourself a little further ahead than the other girls so that people notice you and recognize you without you being obnoxious or outrageous. They have been in the profession. They have tried these things out and they know when you are going too far – what you can do that people like and what you should not to do.

I decided to go over to (more…)

How to Create Two Tone Shorts for Cheer as Seen In ProMotion Dance Website


 

Hello, I am Cyndi from bdancewear.com. I am doing a little tutorial on how to create that special cheer short or dance short that is just a little bit different and super easy. I am going to show you how to make two tone shorts just by taking the waistband off and replacing it. These are actually a pair of our high waisted shorts and I brought them down to a lower waist line. I like these shorts because the band keeps your bottom covered for dance but you might want to try it with a pair of booty shorts because they have a little less coverage and you can just cut off the elastic and create the same type of band.

I was watching promotiondance.com and looking at some of their tutorials on how dancers or cheerleaders are seen by coaches or judges and how you could stand out from others. They gave little tips and tricks that you could use to get that professional dance or cheer job. Jessica and Brittany are professionals and watching them really made me think about that little piece, that little change that you could make, that little something that causes you to stand out (more…)

May Dancer of the Month – Dylan Itzstein

Our Dancer of the Month for June is Dylan Itzstein. He is 10 years old and trains at Dance Express Mackay in Australia. He is learning all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, acro and musical theater, but his favorite style of dance is ballet. Dylan loves his dance studio because he has lots of friends there, the teachers are great, and they are like a big family. He absolutely loves dancing on stage and entertaining people.

 

 

 

When Dylan was born, he was very ill with heart and lung problems.  Even though he recovered, it led to asthma and various problems with his gross and fine motor skills. Plus, he was an extremely shy child. Consequently, his mother chooses to enroll him in dancing at the age of four to help him overcome some of these issues.

 

 

 

His happiest moment related to dancing was last year when he auditioned and was accepted into the Brisbane City Youth Ballet’s production of The Faraway Tree.  This year, he wants to audition and perform in their production of The Nutcracker.  Dylan would really love to dance at Disneyland or on a cruise ship, because he thinks that would be very fun and exciting.

 

 

 

Dylan reports he and his mother had a great (more…)

ProMotion Dance Interview with Brittany Hagan and Jessica Runnels


According to Brittany Hagan and Jessica Runnels, Co-Founders and Owners of ProMotion Dance, they help individuals and teams achieve their goal of reaching The Next Level. Whether through choreography, consultation, fitness guidance, audition attire or offering support, ProMotion is with their dancers every step of the way. Their passion is watching their dancers grow, learn and succeed in this industry. Success comes in many forms and as long as their dancers can walk away feeling like they’ve accomplished a goal, mastered a skill or feel prepared for that upcoming audition they feel they’ve made an impact along their journey.

They believe that there are many wonderful dance outlets, resources, and opportunities available for aspiring dancers but it is hard to find them all in the same place. At ProMotion Dance, they have compiled a combined 14 years of professional dance experience and created a product that provides nearly everything a dancer could want or need to be successful! Britanny and Jessica say they work hard for their dancers bringing them the latest and greatest to propel themselves to The Next Level because they know what it takes to be a part of this industry. Not only do they have a passion for (more…)

Platinum Performance Dance Academy Interview with Lora Ayala-Hinde

Platinum Performance Dance Academy in Huntington and Wantagh, New York, was established in 2003 and six years ago PPDA proudly expanded to a second location. Their two convenient locations are North Shore, Huntington and South Shore, Wantagh. Their goal is to nurture and motivate dancers in a warm and friendly atmosphere while instilling a strong foundation and love for dance. They pride themselves in small class sizes which lend to individualized attention for all of their dancers and strive to provide their youngest to their most experienced dancers with a quality dance experience!

Lora Ayala-Hinde, Director and Owner of Platinum Performance, has been teaching for over 20 years and still loves it as much as she did the day she started. She now has two locations and often helps with school dance teams. Even so, she never stops teaching at her studio. She is still as hands on as ever. Lora still works with the toddlers, beginners and competition team dancers. She does not ever want to not be involved. She always wants to try and be a role model to her students and teachers.

Lora says she has had so many moments in her career that have made her smile. But, her (more…)

Jenae’s Dance Experience Interview with Jenae Duncan

Jenae Duncan, Owner and Creative Director of Jenae’s Dance Experience (JDE) in Conyers, Georgia, describes her studio as being focused on professional and affordable technical training from 3 year old beginners to 18+ year old advanced dancers.  They test on terminology and teach Traditional Ballet, Tap, Jazz, West African (accompanied by live drummers), Hip Hop, Pointe and Beginners Tumbling and Competition Team Training.

In Jenae’s opinion, what separates their dance studio from other dance studios are the classes they offer and the way their studio is structured.

Jenae’s proudest moment coaching was surprising their students with their brand new 4,125 sq foot studio space.  JDE started at the Boys and Girls club, moved into Jenae’s basement, back to the Boys and Girls club and is now filled to capacity in a studio with 3 different rooms.  They’ve gone from no mirrors to ceiling to floor wall to wall mirrors, from carpet to wood floors, from wall support to free standing Ballet Bars. They have lockers, a parent lounge, TV’s in every room for dancer reviews and playbacks, chalk board wall sections in every room for terminology and notes! It is an amazing feeling for Jenae.

The biggest mistake Jenae has seen dancers make today (more…)

Dancer of the Month for the Month of April – Emma Miller

Emma Miller lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She describes herself as a kind, fun loving person who enjoys performing, family and friends. Emma started dancing just like any other little girl at the age of three but then began competing at the age of 7. She then started to take dance to the next level and found that she loved it even more.
Dance is Emma’s life. She dances competitively in addition to dancing classes and performing in a Musical Theater Teen Troupe in St. Louis.
Emma is entering her senior year in high school. In college, she plans on studying musical theater with an emphasis on dance performance. Her dream would be to dance on a Broadway stage someday!

According to Emma, her happiest moments related to dance would have to be all the times she was privileged to dance on the St. Louis Muny stage especially because it is amazing to dance in front of a crowd of thousands of people.

Emma has always wanted to travel to Europe since she has never been there and it seems very happy there.

Emma says that her experience buying from B Dancewear was great! Their dancewear is the base to many of Emma’s dance costumes and (more…)

Funk Fusion Company Interview with Chante Erby

According to Mrs. Chante Erby, the Director of Funk Fusion Company in Morrilton,

Arkansas, Funk Fusion is all about building confidence in dancers and taking them to

the next level. They pride ourselves in teaching each student the basic fundamentals and

give each one the same amount of one on one time. They work hard and push for

greatness.

In her opinion, what separates Funk Fusion from other studios is their ability to move

their students from city to city to allow them to learn from different instructors. They

also have professional teachers that give their hearts to the students. Chante believes

that it is very important for the student to know the basics of dance before they move a

student to the next level or on a competitive level. Funk Fusion does not move students

unless they showcase all skills needed first.

Chante’s proudest moments coaching occur when she is watching students grow up and

graduate High School or even College with the love of dance. There are always past

students that remember all the good things she has taught them about dance and life.

Some of the big mistakes Chante sees dancers make are dancing on a competitive level

without the knowledge of proper dance techniques. She will not allow any of her

students to (more…)