We get it. You wear shirts (almost) every day. They’re an integral part of your wardrobe. Even more, dance shirts often look like formal shirts. So, what makes dance competition shirts different, and why do you even need one?


The feeling of freedom. Say you’re in a work meeting. Will you ever need to put your arms up? (Is that a yes over there? What kind of job do you do? I want in!) More likely, though, your answer is no. Formal shirts are made with this in mind: they’re not meant to move around in. It’s the same reason you wouldn’t wear a formal shirt to go work out, even if the shirt were super inexpensive.


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Dance shirts, however, are meant to move. Most shirts are very stretchy, simultaneously allowing for great fit and a wide range of motion. All of this means that you’re going to feel comfortable---something that’s nigh impossible when it comes to most formal shirts.


What allows for this? First, the fabric dance competition shirts are made of is stretchable in and of itself. Dance competition shirts are also made out of athletic fabric to match the athletic nature of dance. Second, there are sewing techniques that allow for a piece of clothing to be stretchable, and this technique is used for dance shirts. 


Look! It’s a dance shirt! When you’re at a competition or a showcase, it’s important to look the part as well as act the part. A well-made dance shirt like this one will let your judges and competitors know that you’re serious about your craft.


Moreover, dance shirts are often tight to the body, allowing you to both show off your ~dancer’s figure~ and to hide anything you want to keep hidden.


Contrary to “common knowledge”, dance shirts vary widely in their style. Although you can wear a shirt that’s more traditional, like this one, you can also be as wild as your heart desires or even take a chance on something new. The variety of dancewear never ends! 


Taking care is as easy as 1-2-3! Or maybe just 1-2: machine wash on a delicate cycle and then lay flat to dry. (Take note: this is much easier than taking care of formal shirts, which often need ironing or *gasp!* dry cleaning.) 


Dance shirts are not the end-all-be-all when it comes to a lead’s attire. Check out these pants, vests, and suits to complete the look! 


Ready to take the next step and be ~dazzling~? These shirts may be for you.