In themselves, the gaiters for dancing appeared at the dawnthe birth of classical ballet. No doubt, this clothes for the legs is very specific and requires the correct structure of the legs: on short and crooked legs, the leggings for dancing will look comical.
They are made of wool or cloth withby the addition of synthetic stretching threads, most of them do not have a dense elastic band so as not to crush the calf (spawn) during movements. Leggings can have rimans - dense gums that are worn on the foot to keep leggings on the leg and release the heel and toe in the performance of dance steps.
There are products of different lengths, they are acceptedclassify, starting from 40 cm and further, increasing by 10 cm. The maximum length that gaiters have for a dance is 80 cm, such leggings are used in those kinds of movements that are carried out on the floor, knees are used. For example, strip dance, break dance, kontemp and other types of modern choreography.
History of gaiters for dances
Already in the beginning - the middle of the 20th century began to appearKnitted leggings in the form in which we used to see them on long-legged models and in shop windows. The peak of popularity of knitted socks and gaiters fell to 60-70 e, then they went not so much dancers as fashionable women, choosing thin knitwear and putting them on, slightly lowering, under the dress and white shoes.
In the 80s with gaiters, aerobics was associated - inthe TV jumped slender blondes in short shorts, downgrade leggings and massive running shoes. As an element of the wardrobe, the leggings for dancing were not used.
What should be professional dance gaits?
Particularly attached to this attribute is notonly dancers, but also runners, athletes and even ... tourists. After all, comfortable dense leggings keep the ankle from blowing during long trips, protect the shoes from contamination.
Leggings for dancing should sit tightly on the leg, butat the same time not to squeeze it too much. In addition to keeping warm, the foot in them should not sweat. Also worth paying attention to the march and ease of care: bright pink and pastel products, of course, are beautiful, but the number of washings increases proportionally in a week.
The composition of the product must include at least 50% of natural materials - wool or cotton. Do not recommend taking full woolen leggings - they last longer dry.</ p>>