Customer Showcase: Cirque Du Soleil Costumes for High School Kickline National Champions

Naturally when the Maine South High School Hawkettes in a suburb of Chicago contacted us to make another costume, we were thrilled to hear from them. As long term customers of ours, we look forward to working with them throughout the school year. In addition to being national champions, their passion for dance had made headlines more than once.
For their latest performance, the Hawkettes needed a Cirque Du Soleil themed costume and we were ecstatic to begin the design. Their dance team has always brought some of the most colorful, interesting, and altogether breathtaking costume ideas to DA Designs Dancewear. This particular design earned the title of masterpiece before the last stitch was sewn.

So with a budget of $500 each for 26 dancers, knew we had to come up with something that would make the Hawkettes feel as confident on the outside as they do on this inside.

Ready to see the result?

Learning Dance Routines Quickly

To be a successful dancer you have to learn many dance routines—sometimes without much time to practice!

dance2As a dancer, you will be required to perform a variety of dance steps, remember the steps in the correct order and be able to learn dance routines quickly. Along with the physical side of dancing, you also need brain power and memory skills. Whether you’re a new dancer or have changed teams or studios, these tips will help you get up to speed.

1. Know Basic Dance Steps

Every dance routine is simply a series of basic steps and combinations, choreographed in unique ways. It’s important not only to learn the steps but also the name of the steps. Once you know the basic steps and what they are called, you’ll be able to respond quickly to instructions as the dance is taught.

2. Keep Your Eyes on the Instructor

Normally choreography is taught

Cheer or Don’t Cheer?

  The life of a cheerleader is cheering. That’s what they do, that’s what they train so hard for. Okay, it may sound a bit crazy, but yes, there is a time when the cheerleader should not cheer.   It is a very important for the cheerleader to know the difference, especially if they are…