Posts Tagged ‘dance’

How Does Dance Make You Feel?

November 28th, 2018

For many, dance is a passion. A source of creativity. An outlet. A hobby. A lifestyle. Our inspiration for one of our newest designs came from how dance makes us feel. Dance and the dance community can make you feel whole and complete. From ballet to tap dance to hip-hop, jazz, and beyond, all types of dance can fulfill your passion. It’s both personal and communal. Take a look at the design below and let us know what you think.

Dance 31 Flight

Can you see the inspiration behind our design? All of the tiny dancers in different styles of dance unifying together and creating one larger dancer. All of the training, practice, and recitals are all depicted in this design. All walks of life are embraced in the diversity of this design as well. The variety of colors demonstrate the vibrancy of the movement of the dancers. The rhythm of the dancers radiate throughout the backdrop. All of the aspects that make dancers whole come together in one scene. What do you see in this dance centric design?

Dance 25 Splash

Our Dance Splash collection is full of vibrant paint splatter. These dancers are full of so much passion that their movement has created splashes of paint throughout the design. The colorful hues throughout the backdrop are contrasted with the black background. This backdrop was created to capture the beauty of the dancer’s movement.

As our backdrops are hand-painted, we love featuring splashes of paint in our designs. The vibrancy of the paint splatter is evident throughout the design. The contrast of vibrant colors with the black background make for a stunning backdrop. This collection is available in an array of sizes, from 10′ wide x 10′ high to 50′ wide by 22′ high. Perfect for a fun photo op at your studio or as the centerpiece of your stage at your recital!

Tips for Attending the UDMA Shows

September 30th, 2016

This weekend is the kickoff of the United Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) shows. These shows are ideal for dance studio owners and dance teachers to look at the latest trends, choose costumes, and plan their upcoming recitals. We’re super excited for the shows to commence in Worcester, MA. This year there will be four shows – Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey, and Illinois. Check out our tips for attending these fun dance shows!

udma 2016 show dates

Grab your friends & colleagues

These shows are best when you come with your fellow dance teachers and studio owners. Expect costumes galore, dance accessories a plenty, and everyone passionate about the dance industry. You’ll not only be having a lot of fun, but learning about exciting costume trends, new dance recital themes, and meeting interesting dance vendors.

Plan Ahead!

The UDMA shows are only held once a year, so there’s an emphasis on preparation. Talk with your studio owner and dance teachers about your plan for the upcoming year. A few things to consider:

  • Are you planning a Winter Recital? A Spring Recital?
  • Are you going to have a theme for your recital(s)?
  • Do you have a color scheme you’d like to keep in mind when looking for costumes?

With so many vendors and options, it’s good to come in with a clear mindset of what you’re looking for and what you need inspiration for. We definitely think it would be best to bring:

  • Stickers with your information or business cards. This is by far the easiest way to give your information to companies and to enter to win any raffles. (pssst. at our booth, we’ll be offering awesome discounts and a FREE backdrop rental – so you have to stop by!).
  • Rolling suitcase or shopping cart. This is a move used by the experienced attendee and is definitely recommended. You will pick up so much information from vendors that something that rolls should be the only option you are thinking of bringing. Your back will thank us.
  • Notepad. You’ll need somewhere to take notes – either a physical notepad if you like to write things down (like us) or use your phone. Either way, it will come in handy after the show to look back on.
  • Snacks & Water. These shows are a marathon. You will look through costumes and walk around the show floor, which can be exhausting. Bring snacks, water and cash if you want to buy a snack at the show. It’s the easiest way to keep yourself fueled for the rest of the show without having to leave.

Fantasy Castle backdrop - udma show

Stop by our Booth & Say Hi to our Team!

We are excited be offering AMAZING discounts at our booth, giving away FREE selfie sticks (who doesn’t love a selfie?), & you can enter to win a FREE backdrop rental!

Mystic Forest Wagon Backdrop - udma 2015

Enjoy the Show & Have Fun!

At the end of the day, these shows are meant to be a lot of fun. You’ll learn a lot, get to chat to other dance teachers and vendors, discuss new and upcoming trends, and create / finalize your plan for the upcoming year. We are so excited for it all to begin. Will you be there? Comment below and let us know which show you’ll be attending! We can’t wait to see you there.

Dance Splash backdrop - udma 2016

Spring Things! New Backdrops

May 16th, 2016

We are so excited for a few reasons. First, it’s Spring and what’s there not to love about Spring? Blooming flowers, beautiful weather, the countdown to summer. Second, our designers and artists have crafted some awesome backdrops during this lovely season. We’re ecstatic to share these with you. We know that these new backdrops will look stunning at your next event. We are looking forward to how these backdrops will enhance your production!

New Backdrop - Stage Magic 1B

You never know what’s going to come out of the magician’s hat in our brand new Stage Magic backdrop. Abracadabra! The doves, deck of cards, and whimsical smoke appears. Amidst the blue background and illuminated top hat, magic appears. The red drapes lined with gold adorn the stage and the magician’s hands guide the sorcery. Can you spot the two rabbits? After some looking, we definitely can. After all, traditional magic isn’t magic without rabbits coming out of a hat!

New Backdrop - pond 3 bridge

Our Pond 3 Bridge backdrop is the perfect Spring scene in a romantic, lush garden. The sun peaking through providing the perfect lighting within the background. This serene pond full of water lilies and surrounded by lush plants and beautiful flowers. The bridge provides the perfect access to walk over the pond into the deep edges of the garden. This new backdrop is completely romantic and utterly gorgeous.

New Backdrop - Stage Skyline3This Stage Skyline backdrop sets the Hollywood style stage with a stunning skyline. When you stand in the center of this new backdrop, the spotlight is directly on you. It’s an easy way to bring the Hollywood life to your next event. All of your attendees will get to live the red carpet life for the night. Act like a celebrity and strut your stuff in front of our vibrant backdrop.

We’re so excited about these new backdrops. We cannot wait to see how they transform your event, enhance your recital, or complete your production!

Tips for Planning Your Best Spring Recital Yet

February 29th, 2016

Dance Recital - On The Go Backdrop

It’s almost March, which means Spring is around the corner! Being in backdrops, we love to be involved in different industries that we truly care about. When we think about Spring, we don’t only think about warmer weather and blooming flowers. We know this is THE time for dance recitals. Often dancers practice all year to demonstrate their ability and love for dance in front of their teachers, parents, and friends. There’s nothing better than dancing with your best friends.

Dance Recital - Medieval Village Backdrop

Through all of our years working in the dance industry, we’ve rounded up our tips on how to make your Spring Recital the best one yet!

Choose your Theme & Dare to be Different!

We love, love, LOVE themed recitals. There are SO many incredible and unique themes to choose from. From 80s to A Night at the Movies to Alice in Wonderland to Around the World. The world is truly your oyster in terms of choosing your theme. While we love the classical themed recitals, we also love those teachers that dare to be different. The ones that go above and beyond to conjure up a new theme that few have thought of before. These are our customers that often inspire us to create new, hand-painted backdrops to transform their recitals. These are the trendsetters that we know are ahead of the curve. No matter if your style is more traditional or modern, there’s always a way to create that WOW factor for your recital.

No Theme, No Problem!

Dance Recital - Drapes Purple Stars Backdrop

Not into the whole themed recital world? You’re not alone! We come across as many non-themed recitals, as we do with themed recitals! What’s amazing about not having a theme is that you can create an elegant, picturesque recital that demonstrates your and your dancers love for dance. It’s easy to create a spectacular recital by focusing on the dancers and letting us take care of the rest! There are so many beautiful backdrop options: Drapes, Sparkling Drapes, Drapes with Stars, Dance Splash, Dance Radio, & Dance Watercolor.

Practice Makes Perfect!

Practice, practice, practice! Nothing makes parents more proud than when their children’s hard work and determination pays off through a perfect performance. We all know that practice best prepares your students for success. We love seeing how amazing the recitals turn out because of the hard work and creativity of the studio owners, teachers, and dancers.

Set the Scene for your Recital!

Dance Recital - Fantasy Castle 2 Backdrop

Setting the stage is effortless with using our hand-painted backdrops. Transform your stage into your ideal recital through choosing a perfect backdrop to enhance your dancer’s performance. Our seasoned backdrop consultants can help suggest backdrops to make your recital the best it can be.

Match those costumes!

There are SO many costumes out there that you can choose exactly what you want your dancers to wear to match your theme and scenery. It’s so fun to look through all of the costume catalogs to find the perfect attire.

We love seeing how the recitals come together. Every piece is integral in making the performance a success and we think it’s the best that we get to be a part of it. We can’t wait to see how our backdrops enhance your recitals this year!

February’s New Backdrops!

February 17th, 2016

Here are our featured new backdrops for the month of February! We’re super excited to show you these hand-painted backdrops. Our designers and artists have put all of their talent and effort into making these awesome backdrops.

New Backdrop - Street Mall 1Our Street Mall backdrop is a highly detailed depiction of unique architecture. This hand-painted backdrop invites you to walk along the sidewalk between the buildings to venture to see what other buildings are around the corner. The inspiration for this backdrop is the iconic Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. Rodeo Drive is a major shopping and tourist destination. This backdrop sets the ideal scene for a Los Angeles themed event as it makes you feel that you are in one of the most famous places in California.

New Backdrop - Stage Showgirls 5This vibrant backdrop is sure to catch the eyes of all of your attendees. Our Stage Showgirls 5 backdrop sets the stage with the vivid colors and the extensive detail. This backdrop features silhouettes of showgirls and palm trees amidst a bright sunset with fireworks, green palm leaves, and market lights along the top. The purple stairs of the stage are the perfect complement to the the blue sea in the background, complete with ripples in the water. This background can easily transform your event to a vibrant affair.

New Backdrop - Mansion View 17 Drapes

Imagine you’re inside a warm, cozy mansion adorned with beautiful red drapes looking out on a snow covered village. That’s the feeling you get when experiencing our newly painted Mansion View Backdrop. The pine trees are covered in freshly fallen snow and the houses in the village are warmly lit. This backdrop creates a majestic and elegant atmosphere for your dance recital, special event, or theatrical production.

New Backdrop - Chalkboard 1

Our Chalkboard backdrop will literally take you back to your school days. I challenge you to try to tell the difference between this new backdrop and a real chalkboard. The smudges of chalk beneath the math equations create an authentic classroom experience. No matter where you go, you can create a classroom with this new backdrop.

We are constantly adding new backdrops to our inventory! Check back next month to see what we’ve been up to! Suggestions for new backdrops? Leave a comment below!

New Year, New Backdrops!

January 19th, 2016

What’s the most exciting thing about being in the backdrop business? Seeing all of our beautiful backdrops at your stunning events, dance recitals, and theatrical performances! The close second is adding new backdrops to our inventory! Since our inventory is constantly growing, we love to highlight our favorite new backdrops of the month! This way, you can see what our designers and artists have been up to all month!

Garden 2 Panel - New BackdropOur Garden Backdrop with a Gazebo and Fountain is one of our favorite new backdrops! This new backdrop is full of vibrancy, contrast, and a beautiful garden scene. The light emanates  from the fountain on the left, overflowing with streaming water. The floral-lined walkway is perfect for a long stroll in the park.

Havana Streets 1 - New BackdropThis Cuban inspired Havana Streets backdrop is the ideal, vivid background that will instantly transform your event. The vibrant color of each building creates a distinct, but collaborative look as the buildings seamlessly go into the next. The cobblestone ground adds texture to the bottom of the backdrop, which complements the tables and chairs on the sidewalk.

Mystic Forest 5 - New Backdrop

Our new Mystic Forest Backdrop is an exciting addition to our ever-growing forest series. The light peering into the backdrop adds a warmth and brightness to this backdrop. The small details, including the delicate bridge, the colorful mushrooms, and the unique flowers, create a depth the backdrop that separates it from the rest.

Umbrellas 1 - New Backdrop

This colorful Umbrellas backdrop transports you anywhere you want to go. Amidst a cloud-filled sky are an array of vibrant umbrellas suspended in the air. The different umbrellas transcend the spectrum of color – a complete rainbow of colors.

We can’t wait to see what unique, new backdrops are added to our inventory going forward! Stay tuned to our blog to see what our designers and artists are up to next month!

END OF YEAR SALE!

December 30th, 2015

Don’t miss out on our last sale of the year! It ends tomorrow night as we ring in the New Year!  15% off all backdrop rentals! We’re celebrating the end of 2015 with a bang! Call us now to book your rental @ 858-300-2100!

We’re so excited for what 2016 will have in store for us. We want to thank all of you for supporting us & making this year one of the best yet!

End Of Year Sale!

Use promo code: YEAREND2015 to take advantage of our last sale of the year! On any future order, you can receive 15% off your backdrop rental! We have over 2,500 backdrops in our inventory ready to transform your next event, recital, or production! From a beautiful Italian street scene to fantasy-filled Alice in Wonderland to feeling like a celebrity surrounded by paparazzi. Any theme or scene you can think of – we have in our ever-growing inventory or will add just for you! We view our customers as trendsetters, always giving us deeper insight into the latest and greatest trends within our industries.

Paparazzi Celebrity 5BOur backdrops can truly enhance and transform any space into whatever your imagination desires! No matter the theme or scene of your event or production, our inventory will inspire you to create an impact on all of your attendees. With years of experience, our backdrop specialists are available to provide suggestions for your event and always have innovative ways to bring your imagination to life. We always love to see how our customers use our backdrops!

Happy Holidays!Happy {almost} New Year & Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Looking forward to what this next year will bring! There’s no better way to end this year than with a sale! Call us to get your discount before the sale ends tomorrow night! Can’t wait to ring in the New Year! 2016 here we come!

Black Friday – 25% Off Your Next Rental!

November 27th, 2015

Shop our Black Friday sale and save 25% off your next rental until December 1st, 2015! Mention Offer Code: BLACK15 to save! Take advantage of this special to transform your next event to a night that everyone will remember! Our backdrops will take you out of this world and into another! Have a theme in mind for your next event or recital? We have over 2,500 hand-painted backdrops in our inventory ready to enhance your production! Our dedicated and creative team are available to suggest an array of backdrops that will be perfect at your event. Call us at 858-300-2100!

Black Friday - 25% Off!

Want to take advantage of our exclusive Black Friday offer, but you haven’t finalized the details of your event? Still need to decide on the location, the theme, or the date? We’re here to help! Reserve and book your backdrop now & have the opportunity to update any of the details later! Need a different backdrop? We have thousands in stock ready to transform your event! The date or location has changed? No worries! Our team is ready and willing to assist with all of your changing needs!

Our backdrops can enhance your event, no matter the type of production! Planning an event, wedding, anniversary, or birthday party & want to transform the space you’ve rented? Look no further. Our backdrops will set the theme in an instant! Designing your next dance recital and want to WOW your attendees? Our backdrops are all non-reflective and look amazing behind dancers of all ages! Developing your next theatrical production and want to give your audience an immersive experience? Our backdrops do just that! Ask our team about our show themed backdrops that are ready to enhance your production. We have thousands of backdrops in-stock, ready to complement your show.

We cannot wait to see how our backdrops complement your beautiful events, recitals, and productions! It’s the time of the year to be THANKFUL for all of our loyal clients and supporters. We thank YOU and we are so thrilled to see our beautiful backdrops enhance your event!

Our Fall Favorites – New Backdrops!

October 29th, 2015

It’s time to showcase some of our newly painted backdrops! These are our fall favorites that may or may not have anything to do with fall & that’s alright by us! It’s so fun to constantly add to our inventory. We love designing new backdrops & love when they are freshly painted! These new backdrops are sure to enhance your event to the next level!

Pier 2 Carnival Backdrop

Our Pier 2 Carnival backdrop is the perfect, vibrant background to bring life to your next event or party! We love this iconic pier in Santa Monica. There are so many fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy. From the ferris wheel to the roller coaster to the restaurants and ice cream shops, there is so much to enjoy. All of that fun and excitement shines through in this lively and vivid backdrop. The sunset and reflection of the bright lights on the ocean add a dynamic element to the scene.

Winter Waterfall 1 Backdrop

Our Winter Waterfall backdrop is the ideal scene for a snowy, wintry themed event, recital, or production. This backdrop features a frozen waterfall, which is a unique element that adds a chilling and beautiful effect to the backdrop. The snow covered trees, both near and in the distance, provides a depth perception that feels as if you were walking into the snowy abyss. This will enhance your winter wonderland production instantly.

Downstage 2 Backdrop

Want to bring a theater audience to your event or production? Look no further. This newly painted Downstage 2 backdrop provides the idyllic drapes surrounding a gorgeous theater filled to the brim with onlookers. The gold theater is a sign of elegance and class, which is perfectly complemented by the red drapes. Create a theater-like atmosphere in no time!

Check back with us next month to see our newly painted November backdrops! Have an idea for a backdrop? We’d love to here it! Adding new hand-painted backdrops is one of our favorite parts of the business!

New Hand Painted Backdrops – September 2015

September 29th, 2015

Our inspirational graphic designers and talented artists have created some unique and vibrant backdrops during the month of September! We’re so excited to have these backdrops available to be rented or purchased for your upcoming dance recital, special event, theatrical production, or to be placed in your studio!

Xmas Home 8 backdrop - 40x20 i

Our newly painted Christmas home backdrop showcases the ideal interior during the magical winter nights of December. With the snow outside the window and the moonlight shining down, this backdrop emanates a feeling of warmth and comfort to be inside. The Christmas Tree is adorned with effervescent lights and vibrant ornaments. It’s topped with a prominent yellow star and surrounded by a plethora of presents for all that live within this home. The fireplace is generously decorated with a greenery and topped with a festive wreath above. This is perfect for any Nutcracker ballets, Holiday events, or Christmas themed performances!

drapes_purple2_stars - 40x20 i

Looking for a beautiful backdrop that complements your actors, performers, or dancers? This purple drape and stars backdrop highlights just the right amount of shimmer and elegance. We all know that real drapes can be extremely expensive, which is why we are so excited to offer this affordable drape backdrop that looks just as amazing as real drapes. Love the style, but want a different color? Check out all of our drape backdrops here.

graffiti7 - 20x10 iThis Graffiti backdrop was inspired by our love for street art and the dynamic sport of skateboarding. This backdrop offers so many vibrant colors and an array of different images that creates a seamless and unique design. This was a custom rental that we designed together with a customer for a Bar Mitzvah to celebrate his love for skateboarding and passion for street art. What person that loves skateboarding wouldn’t want this at their event or party? This backdrop creates a fun and playful atmosphere and looks wonderful as a background in pictures, video, and in person!

We can’t wait to see what new backdrops are painted next month! As always, feel free to let us know if you have any ideas of backdrops to add to our ever-growing inventory!