Welcome back to Part 2 where we discuss what to wear for your first dance competition. Last week, we talked about the Latin and Rhythm dance costumes. Today we are focusing on Smooth and Standard dance costumes.
When it comes to your first Smooth or Standard outfit, you want to keep it simple and focus on comfort. In this video, we explain the traditional costumes, as well as newer styles.
Whether you go with custom or off-the-rack, there are details you should check for to make sure you are investing in quality garments.
Make sure the fabric on the jacket/vest, pants, and shirt are a stretch fabric.
Double check the seams by gently pulling the fabric to test the strength.
Smooth and Standard Shoes
Smooth and Standard shoes are very different from latin and rhythm shoes. The biggest difference you will see is in the heel.
Smooth and Standard shoes do not have a Cuban Heel, they look more similar to a formal dress shoe.
Also, Smooth and Standard heels will be a lot shorter than the Latin and Rhythm. Typically, Smooth and Standard heels would be 3/4" to 1".