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.
Back in 2011 when Joe Lanteri first approached Katie Langan, chair of Marymount Manhattan College's dance department, about getting involved with New York City Dance Alliance, she was skeptical about the convention/competition world.
"But I was pleasantly surprised by the enormity of talent that was there," she says. "His goal was to start scholarship opportunities, and I said okay, I'm in."
Today, it's fair to say that Lanteri has far surpassed his goal of creating scholarship opportunities. But NYCDA has done so much more, bridging the gap between the convention world and the professional world by forging a wealth of partnerships with dance institutions from Marymount to The Ailey School to Complexions Contemporary Ballet and many more. There's a reason these companies and schools—some of whom otherwise may not see themselves as aligned with the convention/competition world—keep deepening their relationships with NYCDA.
Now, college scholarships are just one of many ways NYCDA has gone beyond the typical weekend-long convention experience and created life-changing opportunities for students. We rounded up some of the most notable ones:
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But a recent Vogue story gives us a taste of just how nontraditional the Broadway revival will be. Most notably, van Hove is cutting "I Feel Pretty" and the "Somewhere" ballet, condensing the show into one act to better reflect the urgency of the 48-hour plot. (The choice has been approved by the West Side Story estate, including Sondheim, who has "long been uncomfortable" with some of the "I Feel Pretty" lyrics.)
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