Competition Members

 Competition Members

The list below includes all costume pieces that are not kept in the garment bags where the main costume items are stored.  Garment bags include all items that are purchased by the team and are property of Oak City Clogging Crew.  The items listed below are up to the members of the team to purchase and keep track of and should not be kept in the garment bags.  If there are any questions about the list below, please contact the director before making a purchase.  It is suggested that once items are purchased, they are brought to the director to ensure the right items are purchased, so returns and/or exchanges can be made if necessary.

 ~~~~~~~~~~ Clothing ~~~~~~~~~~

Dress Pants

-Must be matte black in color
-Must be flat-front (no pleats)
-Must be fitted to current size and height
-Must be free of tears, stains, etc.
Required for all dancers wearing dress pants in any routine (open hoedown, running set hoedown, smooth, precision,  line – men only, traditional line – men only)

Dark Denim Jeggings

-Must be purchased to match the team’s jeggings (color, style, stitching, item number)
-A belt must be worn with jeggings
-Must be fitted to current size and height
-Must be free of tears, stains, etc.
Required for all dancers in the small team adult category

~~~~~~~~~~ Undergarments ~~~~~~~~~~

Leotard

-Must be black in color
-Must be supportive
-Must be sleeveless and have thicker straps than spaghetti straps
-No crisscross straps allowed
-Must be a solid fabric (no designs)
-Can have snaps added to inseam
Required for all dancers in all dances

Bloomers

-Must be black in color
-Must be boy-cut shorts
-Fannies must not be visible when moving around and bending
-For convenience and accuracy, item can be ordered by the director
Required for all dances with dancers wearing skirts or dresses (open hoedown, running set hoedown, smooth, precision, traditional line – women only)

Tights

-Must be Capezio brand
-Must be light suntan in color
-Must be item number 1916 (soft waistband)
-Must be free of tears, stains, etc.
-Can be footed or transition
-For convenience and accuracy, item can be ordered by the director
-It is suggested that a second or even third pair of tights is kept on hand in case the first pair gets a run in the tights

Required for all dances with dancers wearing skirts or dresses (open hoedown, running set hoedown, smooth, precision, traditional line – women only)

Sports Bras

-Must be supportive and provide compression
-Multiple sports bras should be considered to provide ample support
-Must not have crisscross straps
-Must be black in color
Required for all dancers in all dances (women only)

~~~~~~~~~~ Footwear ~~~~~~~~~~

Clogging Shoes

-Must be white in color
-Must be oxford-style
-Must be split sole or director’s cut
-Dancing Fair is the popular brand amongst the team
-Must have white laces
-Must be double-knotted when wearing
-Must be polished and cleaned before any performance, competition, or event
-Duct tape must only be placed on the taps and ball of foot, no tape extending to side of shoe
Required for all competition dancers (not used in smooth)

Smooth Shoes

-Must be black in color
-Must be ballet flats
-Must have crisscross straps
-Must have the bottom colored in black (color with sharpie or shoe polish)
-If wearing pants in smooth, must wear black socks with smooth shoes
-If wearing a dress or skirt, must wear tights with smooth shoes
Required for all competition dancers competing in the smooth category

Socks

-Must be black in color
-Must extend to mid-calf or taller
Required for all dancers wearing pants in any routine (open hoedown, running set hoedown, smooth, precision, small team young adult, small team adult, line – men only, traditional line – men only)

~~~~~~~~~~ Accessories ~~~~~~~~~~

 

Belt

-Must be black in color
-Should have silver buckles

-Belts must not be worn with dance pants or unitards
Required for all dancers wearing regular pants in any routine (open hoedown, running set hoedown, smooth, precision, small team adult, line – men only, traditional line – men only)

Earrings

-Must wear team-issued earrings for all routines (only brand new earrings are given to each dancer)
-If ears are not pierced, earrings must be modified to become clip-on earrings
-For males, earrings are not issued
Required for all dancers in all dances (women only)

~~~~~~~~~~ Hair & Makeup ~~~~~~~~~~

Hair

-Must be worn in a pony tail if medium- to long-length hair (no loose hair)
-If short hair, this is not required but hair must be pinned back so it is not in the dancers face
-A team-issued hair bow with attached hair tie will be included in the garment bags to secure to the pony tail
-Hair bows should not be attached with bobby pins, pop clips or other methods other than the elastic hair tie attached to the bow
Required for all dancers in all dances

Makeup

-For females, makeup is required for all events
-Makeup must include eye shadow, mascara, blush, and lipstick so face is visible from audience
-Makeup should be noticeable but not excessive
Required for all dancers in all dances (women only)

~~~~~~~~~~ Optional ~~~~~~~~~~

Team Apparel (not costume pieces)

-Should be worn at team events
-Proper conduct must be displayed when wearing any team name items
-Should not be cut up or altered in any way
-Proper care should take place to prevent unnecessary damage
-Not a requirement for the team

Team Bags

-Optional and can be ordered through the team to ensure the correct item is ordered
-Not a requirement for the team

~~~~~~~~~~ Important ~~~~~~~~~~

 General note regarding all costumes:

-All costumes must be thoroughly pinned with safety pins so malfunctions do not occur during a routine.
-Excessive jewelry (excluding wedding bands) should not be worn on stage so items are not lost.
-Colored nail polish must be removed.