19X National Champions Sponsored by Rhinestones Unlimited
“We love supporting Minnesota artists and athletes.” Angie Peery, Rhinestones Unlimited
For a third season, Rhinestones Unlimited is proud to have sponsored the University of Minnesota Dance Team with another gorgeous costume. They represented their school and home state and took home a 19th national championship title in 20 years at the 2019 UDA Collegiate Nationals in Orlando.
Preciosa crystals inspired this year’s Jazz costume, starring Rhinestones Unlimited EXCLUSIVE color Metallic Rose along with Burgundy, Burgundy AB and Amethyst Opal AB. This unique combination of Preciosa Viva 12 rhinestones feature uniquely cut facets and a large surface area that amplifies the light, magnifying the sparkle and enhancing their personality on the floor – perfect when your stage is an oversized arena.
Moving beyond the skirted leotard look that’s swept the dance scene in recent years, costume designer Elle Bauer interpreted these elements into a strong, sporty, feminine silhouette perfect for the dynamic, athletic ladies who dance in it. Contrasting the soft neutral shades of years past, the 2019 piece is a rich merlot, complementing every dancers’ skin tone and echoing the U of MN’s school colors, maroon and gold. It begins with a solid high-waisted trunk and halter top that’s collared at the neck, where it meets two split swaths of chiffon that run down the front of the bodice to the waist, leaving an open back. The trunks continue where the chiffon left off, cloaked in attached sheer leggings that highlights the team’s signature movement choreographed by Mackenzie Larkin Symanietz and Amanda Gaines and of course those jaw-dropping à la seconde turns in perfect synchronization!
The team previewed their Jazz routine when they hosted the annual fundraiser and showcase event, Best of the Best, which brings together some of the state’s best dance team in celebration of the sport. Rhinestones Unlimited teamed up with Matt Blewett and MN Dance News to bring you free downloadable images from the event for you to share on social media; https://mndancenews.com/2019/2019-best-of-the-best-dance-show/. Thank-you Matt for your continued support of MN Dance by reporting the news of our sport to the masses. Also, make sure you check out the gorgeous video work by Laura Sukowatey as she captured the costumes and movement of this talented team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61NDYCSWOU.
Congratulations, University of Minnesota Dance Team 2018-2019! We are all so proud of you!
The largest world-wide wholesaler of Swarovski & Preciosa crystals for DANCE is right here in your home state! With four beautiful rhinestone brands for every budget, appliques, crystal trimmings and performance jewelry, Rhinestones Unlimited has everything you need to help your team stand out. Visit www.RhinestonesU.com, call 952.848.0133 or visit our Golden Valley showroom. We love to help our MN High School Dance Teams create one-of-a-kind costumes with maximum impact!