Motionwear Releases First Edition All Star Cheer Catalog

Motionwear is excited to announce the first edition All Star Cheer catalog. In anticipation of this brand new catalog we spoke with our Cheer Division Manager about what inspired this new catalog.

Motionwear All Star Cheer Catalog
Cover of the Motionwear All Star Cheer Catalog 2015

 

Our Cheer Division Manager explains that the inspiration for this catalog came after attending Jam Fest Super Nationals, the Majors performances, and also from attending the USASF All Star Worlds this spring. “We made note of trends in not only fashion, but fabrics as well. Textiles include mesh and printed fabrics with a lot of embellishments.” The way fabrics and embellishments catch the stage lights can truly take an All Star cheer team to the next level. When looking at the actual styles to include nothing could be left out. “Uniform pieces include shorts to skorts, unitards to leggings, camisole tops with gauntlets, and of course the cool fashion inspiration of layered tops and bra tops” she says.

Upon first glance at the catalog, you will notice the design sketches that stand out on the front cover. Those sketches inspired the entire catalog. She explains “after working with our designer, and seeing her sketches, we decided to incorporate that theme throughout the catalog. We want the customer to feel like they can start from a sketch and bring their ideas to life.”

Motionwear has offered All Star cheer uniforms for several years, but the decision to release an annual catalog dedicated exclusively to all things All Star was prompted by demand. She says “we are super excited about this first edition stand alone catalog of our 2015-2016 All Star collection and are looking forward to making an impact within the All Star marketplace.

Cincinnati Ballet Selects Motionwear as Dress Code

Students at Cincinnati Ballet School
Students in class at the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

Press Release: Motionwear and Cincinnati Ballet announce Motionwear as the official dress code leotard of the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

By Hannah Hendricks
August 18, 2015

Indianapolis, INMotionwear, an Indianapolis based active apparel brand, announces today that it will be the official dress code leotard of the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet effective immediately. Company sales and marketing representatives have been working with staff at the academy, along with Cincinnati-area dancewear retailers, to solidify a streamlined dress code utilizing Motionwear’s exceptional quality leotards and vast color selection.

The Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet desired a dress code that established different color options for every level, giving students the desire to advance in their technique and abilities in order to reach a new leotard color, and allowing teachers to easily distinguish different levels with a simple glance down the hallway. With Motionwear’s vast color offerings, over 22 color options in their Silkskyn fabric alone, the Otto M. Budig Academy and Motionwear were able to achieve this structure with ease. This structured color-coded uniform has been used by the Boston Ballet School, in partnership with Motionwear, for over 10 years with proven success.

About Motionwear, LLC

Motionwear began over 25 years ago when Motionwear founder Emily Wilson saw fit, comfort, fashion and value lacking in dancewear available for her daughter. She took matters into her own hands; designing and sewing her own superior-fitting leotards.

Over the past 25 years Motionwear has grown to become a leading supplier of dance, gymnastics, team, and cheer apparel world-wide. Today, those same qualities remain the core foundation upon which Motionwear products are crafted.

Motionwear’s apparel is proudly designed and sewn in the USA.

About the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is the area’s preeminent classical ballet training program. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, we serve students and families throughout the greater Cincinnati area through pre-professional dance training, unparalleled performance opportunities and a strong connection to Cincinnati Ballet.

Indy Dancer attends Boston Ballet Summer Intensive

Indy Dancer attends Boston Ballet Summer Intensive
Indy Dancer attends Boston Ballet Summer Intensive

 

One of Motionwear’s dance models, Abigail, attended the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive this summer. In this blog she recaps her incredible experience in Boston, and gives us all a glimpse into the life of an aspiring ballerina.

“I can’t believe what an amazing time I had this summer. I absolutely loved the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive! The first Sunday placement classes were held, and then regular classes began that Monday. A normal day consisted of a morning technique class. Then I usually had pointe/variation class. This was followed by either a lecture, partnering class, character, modern, or Pilates, depending on the day.

Over the summer in variations, I learned the Summer Fairy variation from Frederick Ashton’s “Cinderella,” the Kitri Variation from Act III of “Don Quixote,” Waltz of the Hours from Balanchine’s “Coppélia,” and Aurora’s variation in Act III of “The Sleeping Beauty.” Throughout the summer I was able to train with great new teachers every week and learn so much from them. Some of my main teachers included Christopher Hird, Sarah Wroth, Corina Gill, and Leigh Lucey. It was really cool to learn from Ms. Gill and Ms. Wroth since they are corps members with Boston Ballet and they were able to give some insight on what it’s like to dance with Boston Ballet. Mr. Hird’s classes were really focused on technique and he always gave me new ways to think about things. Ms. Lucey’s classes were always challenging, because we did almost every combination on flat and then repeated it on relevé. It was a great experience to learn from so many new teachers and have the opportunity to dance in the beautiful studios of Boston Ballet. One of my favorite things was being able to watch the older students as well as the occasional company member take classes. It was so inspiring to be able to watch them apply their artistry and grace into simple movements.

During the weekends I hung out with my new friends and explored the city. The first weekend we saw the Fourth of July fireworks on the Charles River. The second weekend a lot of us went up to Saratoga on Saturday to watch New York City Ballet. It was one of the most beautiful and inspirational performances I have ever seen! They performed “Interplay” by Jerome Robbins. The other three ballets were choreographed by Balanchine: “Tarantella,” Symphony in Three Movements,” and “Western Symphony.” It was so cool to see some of my biggest role models like Tiler Peck, Ashley Bouder, Sterling Hyltin, and Sara Mearns in person!  The next day we went up to Hampton Beach, my first time ever at a beach! The water was freezing, but I ended up having a great time! The fourth weekend was the Dinner Dance Cruise on Saturday, where dinner was served to us on a cruise as we sailed around the harbor. As we headed back we stopped for a couple minutes and watched airplanes fly right over us as they landed. On that Sunday, some of us went to a Red Sox game against the Detroit Tigers where we won 11-1!

The last week I was finally reunited with my mom on Thursday!!!! She was able to watch me in my final technique class and watch me dance the Summer Fairy Variation. We flew home on Saturday and it was the first time I had flown since I was three. It was so cool! Overall I had an amazing time in Boston. I absolutely loved the dance program, made some very close friends, and fell in love with the city. I  had the best summer ever and I can’t wait for what adventures there will be in the future.”