5 Rompers to Complete Your Après-Class Wardrobe
Summertime...and the dressing is eeeeeeeeeeasy. When you're heading straight from the dance studio to the pool or beach, you don't want to be messing around with complicated cover-ups. That's where these 5 MVPs of the romper room come in, bringing their breezy style to your pre-class, post-rehearsal, and everything-in-between looks. Oh, and three out of the five are on sale right now. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and romper-ound! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
The Soline, by Wear Moi
This oversized cap sleeve romper with a half zip in the front features four-way stretch and extra-comfy wide leg openings. You can get it now on Wear Moi's US website for less than half of its original price.
The Lace-Trimmed Romper, by Danskin
Right now, this flirty and feminine look is on sale for $15 off the original price. With side slit pockets, a gathered elastic waist, and ruched detailing at the back, it's tailor-made for staying cool on a summer night in.
The Reversible Romper, by Covet Dance
Wear this one-piece with a demure scoop-neck, as shown, or flip things around to create a crossover deep V neckline. (Psst: It's on sale right now for just $28, down from $46!)
The Olympia Romper, by Jo+Jax
Whether in black-and-white stripe, solid black, or peach stripe (shown), the trendy open back and drapey neckline make the Olympia just as at home on the beach as it is in the studio. Bonus: The whole crew can wear it—it comes in sizes Youth Small to Adult Large!
The S&B Romper, by Sugar and Bruno
We'd never forget you, itty-bitties! Sugar and Bruno's namesake romper is made from their softest terry yet and comes in sizes ranging from XXS (aka child one-size, shown) to adult large.
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"What struck me the most was the pace, and the erratic feeling it had," she says. The camera's quick shifts and angles reminded her of bodies in motion. "I was like, 'What is this movie? This is so insane and marvelous and excessive,' " she says. "And excessive is I think how I approach dance. I enjoy the challenge of swiftness, and the pushing of the body. I love piling on a lot of vocabulary and seeing what comes out."
Back when Robbie Fairchild graced the cover of the May 2018 issue of Dance Magazine, he mentioned an idea for a short dance film he was toying around with. That idea has now come to fruition: In This Life, starring Fairchild and directed by dance filmmaker Bat-Sheva Guez, is being screened at this year's Dance on Camera Festival.
While the film itself covers heavy material—specifically, how we deal with grief and loss—the making of it was anything but: "It was really weird to have so much fun filming a piece about grief!" Fairchild laughs. We caught up with him, Guez and Christopher Wheeldon (one of In This Life's five choreographers) to find out what went into creating the 11-minute short film.
When Hollywood needs to build a fantasy world populated with extraordinary creatures, they call Terry Notary.
The former gymnast and circus performer got his start in film in 2000 when Ron Howard asked him to teach the actors how to move like Whos for How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Notary has since served as a movement choreographer, stunt coordinator and performer via motion capture technology for everything from the Planet of the Apes series to The Hobbit trilogy, Avatar, Avengers: Endgame and this summer's The Lion King.
Since opening the Industry Dance Academy with his wife, Rhonda, and partners Maia and Richard Suckle, Notary also offers movement workshops for actors in Los Angeles.