When it comes to street dance performances, there are 3 main components that’ll impress any audience right off the bat: a sick choreography, fierce attitudes and killer threads. And any dance crew worth their salt would know the importance of gearing up – it speaks volumes about your squad even before you’ve executed a move, and might even serve to intimidate your swag-less opponents. Looking for outfit inspirations in time for your next dance competition? Look no further.
Every Colour Of The Rainbow
A prime example of how you can use your outfits to amp up an unexpected mood, Quest Crew – the all-time champions of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 8 – brings on a visual explosion that mirrors the peppiness of their song choice, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk The Moon.
Attack Of The Clones
Ever wondered why JabbaWocKeeZ dons their signature white masks and freaky clone-like outfits? More than a method of helping the crew stand out amongst their competitors, their carbon copy looks were specially curated to allow the focus to be on each dancer and their moves. Like how these world famous dancers balance their simple yet incredibly intricate choreographies, sometimes it’s easier to showcase your dancing chops without having to slip into loud ensembles.
Having performed with the likes of BIG BANG, CL and Justin Bieber, this all-female crew is as bad ass as it gets. We love their tough-as-nails get-up – camo cropped top, knee-length bermudas and high-cut sneakers – which totally goes to show that you don’t need to wear revealing attire to look totally baller!
Hip hop’s Finest
Intentionally baggy sweatshirts, bandana/cap hair accessories and sneakers galore – the EAST2WEST ladies bring their hip hop-influenced styles into their version of BTS’ Not Today, looking totally fierce while at it. If Singapore’s weather is too hot, we suggest a ripped oversized top in place of the sweatshirts, and denim cut-offs.
Clad in denim, the AO Crew keeps it stylishly casual for their cover of GOT7’s ‘Hard Carry’. This outfit is perhaps the most practical – we can definitely see the members strutting off stage and onto the streets!
Jackets all round
Keeping to a minimalist all-black ensemble, the Koreos squad’s matching bomber jackets are all it takes to bring their outfits from ‘blah’ to ‘boomz’. Plus it’s also a great way to save money ’cause you’ll technically only be shelling out for your outerwear – an essential for dance crews on a shoestring budget.
Featured image: Koreos UCLA
Feeling inspired? It’s time to bust those moves and show the world what you’re made of! And the upcoming Teenage Dance Challenge is the perfect platform to start. Round up your dance crew (and those cool outfits) and signup today!