When choosing the right leotard and planning photos for dance audition photo shoots, remember to consider how your leotard looks on you from behind.
With that in mind, here’s a quick preview of some of what I cover in the Leotard Buying Guide about back views.
First, let us know – and please remember – all dancers’ back views are shot in a relaxed state. We are not looking for crazy back definition, engaged hamstrings or perfectly placed shoulder blades. Thanks for hearing me on this!
In general, you are, once again, looking for a balance of the upper and lower body. We don’t want the back shoulder girth to be made too look too wide or (what may be worse), a back view that makes your popo look larger than it is.
Image (c) Rachel Neville, from Leotard Buying Guide 2013
Keep in mind, while crisscross straps and other embellishments may be fun for class and rehearsals, they can distract from a clean line and I don’t advise them for photo shoots.
Read through the Guide for another important note on leotard leg cut height – and how it can make for lines you don’t expect, or want, from behind.
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