General Dance Discussion > P a n t y h o s e

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by MissAlyssa, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. SwinginBoo

    SwinginBoo New Member

    I have the black ones too!!!! :D
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    You know, I think this thread really belongs under general dance discussion, because it is so dance-related.

    Anyway, here's the deal with competition hose. Go for the fishnets. I got some capezio fishnets, and they are indestructible. Fingernails, shoe heels, whatever. Those babies just keep going. Don't like the bare-legged look, and nylons rip to shreads. But these dance weight/quality fishnets? Thumbs up. Way up. :D
  3. redhead

    redhead New Member

    Need help. Is there any regular store that carries toeless fishnets? Last time I asked at Victoria's Secret and they had only imitation. Is online the only place to go?
  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    The only ones I've ever seen were the expensive, heavy-weight dance hose. At a dance supply store or in the catalog. About $20, but they last forever.

  5. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    Thanks for the Website . . . I forwarded it on to my wife.
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yup. It's a good website with nice merchandise and timely, friendly service. :D Tell her to get at least one twirly skirt. They're so fun to dance in. :D
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    About the hose for competition dancing. The general consensus seems to be fishnets for Latin/rhythm, non-shiny tights or regular nylons for smooth. Just no white legs showing, no matter what! If you're going to go bare-legged, make sure they're tan. :D (Info from another bulletin board discussion group.)
  8. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    I love fishnets, sexy!
  9. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Pointer from my salsa teacher/ballroom competitor. Must wear false eyelashes. Yuck! The things we do for ballroom excellence. :cry: :lol:
  10. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    I suppose it make a certain amount of sense but ewww! Can we get a tad more artificial? Mandatory plastic surgery or something?
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yes. Artificiality is the word. And I forgot to mention the theatrical makeup, body glitter, etc.
  12. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Think stage make up SK...
  13. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    When I think stage make up, I don't get a glamorous picture... I do understand the nessesity. It's just not a part I enjoy that much... so it's good I don't have to wear it. I enjoy designing it and applying it... but wearing can be quite uncomfortable.
  14. Sarah

    Sarah New Member

    Yep - glamour at 10 meters = stoopid clown face in the mirror.
    Oh well......

  15. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    yup! exactly... it's a nessesary evil I suppose

    Although in theater the stupid clown faces aren't nessessary... there have been improvements in stage lighting in recent decades that they provide the nessesary lumination while not washing out the details of every thing. In some shows (especially with a smaller house) actors can get away with very little accentuation of features... this is when the make up is not making it's own design statement which can be a wonderful opportunity to further the production.
  16. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yup, SK. Exactly why I'm wearing more makup than usual, but not going for the clown makeup thing. I don't think all that is necessary. I guess we'll see when I get the photos back.

    I usually don't wear any makeup at all, so it's a huge concession for me to wear highlither, eye shadow, and false eyelashes. Add some foundation and some lipstick, and I'm done.

    I do know or know of a few women who actually have their hair colored for these events -- seemingly the brighter, the better -- I mean candy apple red, or bright orange. Yikes! :shock:
  17. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    What ever floats their boat I suppose.

    just because I don't understand it doesn't make it wrong
  18. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hey. You have to admit candy apple red hair really gets the attention. In competition, that's the goal. Get attention. Then use your dance skill to keep the attention on you as long as possible. Yup. Weird, maybe, but definitely not wrong. Logical even. :D
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Costumes and Clothing for Competitions

    Stuff I learned from my first comp, as pertains to clothing, etc.

    1. When it comes to makeup for competitions, more is more. Body glitter, big earrings, rhinestones everywhere, lots of eye makeup, false eyelashes. The whole nine yards.

    2. When it comes to hair, keep it simple. Short works, or securely in a bun. Make sure it's secure, and it doesn't obscure your top line.

    3. Floor length gowns aren't. Too long, and you could trip on them.

    4. Try dancing in your costumes a bit before the big event. Make sure they're comfortable, and the right length. etc.

    5. What's in style now, at least for ballroom, is stuff with simple lines. Forget the boas. They'll date you.

    6. You don't have to pay a fortune to get nice costumes. There are less expensive alternatives -- a couple of the web sites are posted in this forum.

    7. Take backup clothes with you, just in case.

    8. Take a jacket or wrap, to keep warm between heats.

    9. Edit. I'm adding this. Acrylic nails are a big plus. I'd never tried them before. You can get all kinds of cool eye-catching colors and designs, and they last a lot longer on acrylic nails than on natural nails. Pretty inexpensive too, if you go to a strip mall nail salon, not a spa.
  20. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Woohoo! I'm on a roll today! I found this website where you can buy ballroom dance patterns and a manual with instructions. A little pricey -- about $100 for a pattern, and $50 for the manual. But a nice alternative for people, like me, who can sew, and would like custom made costumes. Yay! :D

    You know, one of these days, I'll figure uot how to post commercial information without making it look like dance forums is trying to sell something! :doh: I posted the link under web sites for rhinestoneguy. Check out the patterns there. :D

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