Get Our Free 116 Page Dance Costume DIY Guide

Learn 56 Ways to make your dance costume stand out and look amazing!

Archive for Other

How to Make Fringe From Lycra

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create fringe from Lycra. It is a great thing if you want a different look, a fun look. It is something you can add to a current bathing suit to make it a fun, flirty bathing suit that you see all over the place. The fringe could also be used on T-shirts, blouses, jackets, and pants. The use of this fringe is only limited by your imagination.

The fringe could be added to any garment you want. It could be used at the neck (rounded or V-neck), the bottom of a T-shirt or blouse. It would also work placed across the chest or the end of sleeves. It could even be used on a pair of pants. Really, the uses are limited only to your imagination. You could use it on any fabric that would go with the Lycra but does not run. The fringe could match or coordinate with whatever article of clothing you want to use.


  1. Lycra
  2. Bra, top or other garment
  3. Pins
  4. Scissors
  5. Ruler or straight edge
  6. Tailor’s Chalk or bar of soap


  1. Choosing Your Materials

First, you need to choose the garment that you want to put the (more…)

Newport Dance Theater Interview with Kimberly Davis


Dancers need a loving place to grow into artists, and a safe place they can come to where they feel at home and where everyone shows respect and care for each other.

Newport Dance Theatre in Costa Mesa, California, is intertwined with, and located in the same facility as, Newport Dance and Fitness. They interviewed Kimberly Davis, the Owner and Director of Newport Dance Theater and Co-Owner, with Bristin Andreae, of Newport Dance and Fitness. unnamed

The dance studio was started by Kim’s mother in 2005 and is still family owned and operated. Most of their dance teachers have, or are in the process of receiving, college degrees in dance or have been teaching dance for over 15 years. Their studio offers classes for adults and children starting at 18 months old. Their wide variety of dance classes includes; ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, tumbling, lyrical, and contemporary. Their classes appeal to children of all ages and levels. Whether they are recreational dancers looking to take a weekly class for fun or more dance-focused and striving to be a part of their dance competition team, they have a place and a class for everyone.

Their focus is on teaching the highest level of dance technique, (more…)

JP Dance Production Interview with Deneen Patron

Three GirlsJP Dance Production (“JPDP”) is a small studio in the city of Montebello, California,  dedicated to educating and enriching their students in the beautiful art of dance. The studio is owned by Deneen Patron and her husband. Deneen is their studio’s Director.

Deneen recognizes that other studios have a bond with their students. However, she believes their studio is special because of the genuine care her instructors give to the students whether technically or choreographically. The care is reciprocated when the students put their best foot forward.

JP Dance Production has been a competition studio for about four years now. It is such a great moment when after months of hard work, their dancers come home with trophies for their accomplishments. Last year was their first year they competed at Nationals and one of their eight year olds brought home the National title for her division. What also makes Deneen proud is that the kids remain humble, never going to compete with an expectation of winning but definitely giving 100%.Annabelle Ortega

In Deneen’s opinion the biggest mistake she sees dancers make is to quit dancing prematurely. Deneen has seen that they have had some of their students since age 3, and by the time they (more…)

What Are Dance Conventions?

There is a special time in every dancer’s life, when they get invited to their first convention. For girls and women who really want to get into the world of dance, a convention can be a good way to get the inside scoop on what’s happening in the biggest circle. In a nutshell, a dance convention is a large get together of dancers, choreographers, troupes, and even casting agents. If you play your cards right at a convention, not only will you learn about the latest tricks, trends, and fashions of the dance world, you might just end up getting discovered.
For a lot of girls who are getting their feet wet when it comes to dancing, a dance convention can be a big eye opener. It can give girls a good idea of the kind of competition that they will face, some of the performances that take place in the convention can give them an idea of what will be expected of them in the future, and they can also see how many other styles of dance they can learn to expand their portfolio. During many occasions, younger dancers will be able to ask older dancers about (more…)

What Are Dance Auditions Like?

Dance auditions are a fact of life for just about anyone who wants to pursue dance as a hobby or as a profession. A professional dancer will always have to attend auditions during the span of her career, since that is the only time that she can show that she is actually capable of doing the kinds of moves that are necessary for the role that she wants to get. Have you ever wondered what attending a professional dance audition is like? This article will give you a quick idea of what a typical audition is like.

Unlike acting auditions, you will normally never be asked to dance alone in front of a panel of judges. Instead, the majority of dance auditions that are done in the professional world are held much like a dance class. Most dance auditions will begin with you being ushered into a room with a small group of other people trying out for the role. The person who runs the audition will give a brief introduction and speech, welcoming everyone and telling everyone to try their best. As a general rule, being late for an audition is not tolerated.
Most auditions will give you a little (more…)