Alexandra Costumes' bold apparel has been making its way onto stages across the nation and people are noticing. Why do coaches love these costumes so much? With years of experience in the dance industry, the minds behind Alexandra Costumes know what works for dancers—comfort, performance and stage-worthy style.
1. "We Know Dance"
It all started with Alexandra herself. "Yes," says Alexandra Garaets "the company was named after me! I started the collection when I was in middle school as a line offered exclusively by Just For Kix. Throughout the years, it has grown and allowed us to launch a full costume catalog." As a professional dancer, Alexandra has worked with over 21,000 dancers. She has danced at Super Bowls with the Black Eyed Peas and Beyoncé. "It really became a team effort. I'm happy to be collaborating with so many talented people to make this collection a reality." Alexandra would design, create patterns and test the products herself. Since then, her vision has grown exponentially. Now Alexandra Costumes holds a catalog of its own.
"These costumes are perfect for our performances," says Cindy Clough, founder of Just For Kix, who brings dancers together every year to perform at the Outback Bowl in Florida. "We have dancers of all ages here. Over 400 dancers performing, some as young as 8 years old and others leaving high school this year. Their costumes all fit great." Alexandra Costumes offer printed designs in both youth and adult sizes. No matter the team size or your age group you will find the perfect costumes to bring them together as a team.
2. Unique Design
Alexandra Collection designs are created through collaboration between Alexandra and talented apparel designers from the U.S. and U.K. "Our team comes together and meets on every design, looking at what works and what doesn't," adds Alexandra. "Almost everyone in the company are dancers and teachers themselves and they bring their expertise into each design. This makes our costumes not only practical, but bold onstage." This is where dancers and designers come together to make something truly unique. Bright, bold prints available in a variety of styles that mesh perfectly with any performance.
With a new, beautifully vibrant process called dye-sublimation, the designers can create a wide variety of gorgeous designs for any routine. "We aren't afraid to be different," says Dana Clough, product and catalog developer. "Alexandra Costumes brings your performance to the next level—offering stunning designs for every dance style."
3. Comfortable Fit
Uncomfortable costumes with scratchy seams in all the wrong places are a thing of the past. Alexandra Costumes has made certain of that. "There's nothing worse than an uncomfortable costume distracting the dancers," says Jordynn Beckman, pattern maker, designer and dancer herself. Beckman oversees the fittings of Alexandra Costumes. Every design goes through a rigorous testing phase. Dancers try on the apparel and the fit is adjusted using cutting-edge software until the it is performance-perfect for every size. Beckman is an expert on how the garments fit the body and what will be best for dancers. The designs reduce the amount of pieces needed to be sewn, which means fewer seams and lower costs while creating some of the most comfortable costumes on the market.
Worried about costumes fitting strangely? Plan ahead with a sizing kit, so you'll know how a style will fit ahead of time. As long as you return it within two weeks, the kit is free (even the shipping!). It's the perfect tool, so why not use it?
4. In-Stock Costumes
Have you been in that spot where your recital season is next month and you haven't found the perfect costume yet? Alexandra Costumes offers a wide variety of in-stock costumes ready to ship. Remove the "if" from the equation with these in-stock costumes. "We take pride in providing quality items to coaches in time for the show," says Alexandra. "Sometimes we just need our costumes now. With these items, now is an option!"
Amazing design, great quality and affordable? You are not dreaming. That is exactly what Alexandra Costumes offer. All costumes are made in the U.S. from the first print to the final stitch. Alexandra Costumes are exclusively for dance teachers, coaches and studio owners.
"Alexandra Costumes are by dancers, for dancers. There's nothing like performing onstage. We've lived it. And it is an incredible experience. Our goal is to help light up your stage by keeping our costumes affordable. We invite you to gain access to our one-of-a-kind costumes at a discounted price. Some dreams do come true, after all'' —xo Ali Garaets