Finding the Perfect Dance Fabric
Every performer, director, choreographer and parent-to-the-star-of-the-show
realises the value of achieving the perfect dance costume.
The costume is a vital part of every performance so it is essential
to invest the time necessary to ensure the right fabric is chosen.
Dance fabrics are unique to regular wear fabrics in that they are
designed to allow maximum mobility and flexibility. Firmer fitting
fabrics are generally used to display and emphasize the movements of
Keeping in mind the above requirements of dance fabrics, many of the
modern dance fabrics available today can be used for different roles,
but with the common purpose of maintaining suppleness and mobility.
Lycra is one of the most commonly used fabrics for creating dance
costumes. Lycra, otherwise known as Spandex, is an elastic fibre that
allows flexibility as well as allowing for the dancer’s comfort.
Lycra is extremely lightweight and most importantly, it can withstand
the barrage of perspiration and bodily oils and fluids, detergents
and soaps that will frequently come into contact with it.
Lycra can be used for leotards, leggings, and firm fitting tops and
shorts, and is a versatile textile for any dance costume.
Another durable textile which is available through most reputable
fabric retailers such as Lee Mill Fabric in Swansea, South Wales, is
PVC is completely flexible and at Lee Mill Fabrics we have it in a
complete, and vast colour range.
Because of the hard-wearing nature of PVC and other dancewear vinyls,
these fabrics are perfect for the extra strain put on them by modern
Leather look fabric has many of the same advantages as dance
vinyls wand can be used for skirts, pants and jackets as well as accessories
such as headbands and belts.
Often, these types of fabrics can be used in conjunction with a textile
such as Lycra for a complete costume.
Furs are often used as an accessory material for items such as jackets
and shawls. Faux furs come in a wide variety of colours, including
leopard skin and other animal looks.
Lee Mill Fabrics in Swansea will send
free samples of your chosen material so there is no need for anxiety
while waiting for the fabric to arrive before the big performance.
forget all you have to do is call us, and we can post you free
dance fabric samples for you to test. Call
01792 468 504 now so we can help you!
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