About Contemporary Dance Costumes
Pirouette, leap, prance, bend, and flex – contemporary dance costumes are a little like the dance form itself, blending a variety of styles to create a very modern aesthetic. Contemporary dance mixes traditional ballet with jazz, modern, and lyrical dance, creating a free and expressive style that throws tradition to the wind. The costumes take a similar tone, blending fabrics such as chiffon, tulle, and satin with bright colors, sequins, and spandex. The dance style involves a lot of improvisation and floor work, so costumes must offer a lot of freedom to move around. Dancers have a lot of flexibility when choosing their costumes; unlike ballet, contemporary dance does not come with a strict dress code. Much like dancers can improvise their moves and choose from a variety of different music styles, they can pick and choose which types of dancewear they work with, such as skirts, shorts, tops, or bodysuits. Eye-catching styles are very important for stage costumes, whereas comfort is key for practice. Whether you are looking for a competition dance costume or your daughter needs a girls' dance costume for her school talent show, you can find a vast inventory of contemporary dance costumes in a variety of sizes on eBay.