Posts Tagged ‘Dancer’

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

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!

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!

Dance is your Art, Backdrops is ours!

September 2nd, 2015

Dance 17 Urban Backdrop!

We had such a great time over the last few months traveling all over the states for one of our favorite industries: DANCE! We met so many ambitious, creative, and amiable dance teachers and studio owners during our travels. Our first stop along the Dance wave was Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, CA. What a fun vibe to be around so many people that are passionate about dance and are eager to learn about the next best thing in the industry.

Our next stop was DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, AZ where we escaped the heat and enjoyed the conference and expo by talking to new and familiar faces in the industry. It was wonderful getting a chance to bond with fellow vendors and those excited about learning how to make their recitals the most memorable ones yet.

Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo!

We then travelled to Dance Teacher Web Live Conference at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT. Surrounded by a beautiful, lush forest – this resort is one of a kind. We featured our Dance Radio backdrop, which has become one of our more popular dance themed backdrops. We loved meeting with so many dance teachers and studio owners from the East Coast. Our favorite discussions were hearing all of the different recital theme ideas and were so inspired by all of the professionals that dare to be different! We’re always welcoming new suggestions and ideas on new backdrops that we can paint to better accommodate all of the trendsetters in the dance industry.

We can’t wait to see you all at the UDMA Shows in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Chicago! Let us know if you’ll be there and be sure to stop by our booth to say hi and receive our latest specials! I have a feeling that we will be offering something special in our raffle and we would love for the winner to be you!

UDMA – Schaumburg, IL

October 21st, 2009

We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth in Schaumburg, IL. We have a lot of follow up and are looking forward to serving everyone’s backdrop needs.

UDMA’s Dance Resource & Costume Shows have now come to an end for the 2009. We look forward to 2010 and especially with the 5th show taking place here in California!

UDMA - Schaumburg, IL

UDMA Secaucus, NJ

October 14th, 2009

Backdrops Beautiful would like to thank everyone for stopping by our booth at the UDMA Dance Resource & Costume Show in Secaucus, NJ. The 3 winners of our $300 off backdrop rental raffle will be announced via email.

The Secaucus show was outstanding! Some school owners were so excited when they viewed our highlighted themed backdrops in our brochure that they decided they didn’t want to waste any more time researching for their upcoming dance recitals and booked from us on the spot!

We showcased our Dance Ballerina Backdrop as requested by our customers’. Rather than displaying a digital backdrop, we created a 10 x 10 version of our product to provide customers the opportunity to see, touch and feel the quality of the painted backdrop they will receive upon ordering from us. This backdrop attracts many people because of the vibrant colors and whimsical appeal that can create an impact at any dance recital.

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Backdrops Beautiful continues to be all over the map

October 9th, 2009

Backdrops Beautiful has arrived in Secaucus, NJ! We are looking forward to another successful show by UDMA!

As we continue to exhibit our beautiful backdrops across the US we continue to meet and greet new and current customers! Exhibiting at UDMA’s Secaucus Show will give us the opportunity to obtain the adequate feedback from dance teachers to continue to learn what is hot and what is not. As themes keep evolving and new trends arise, we continue to stay on top of our backdrop design and create picture perfect backdrops!

We got several RSVPS’ from our clients to discuss their upcoming backdrop design needs at our booth. Please remember to bring your sketches/pictures and questions! We will be showcasing the backdrop you all voted as your favorite! And for those that didn’t get back to us on time we welcome you to stop by and visit us at booth #818. Please make sure to register for our backdrop drawing and sign up to our monthly newsletter. You will not want to miss out on what we have in store for the upcoming months!

We will see you all tomorrow!

UDMA’s Dance Resource & Costume Show in Atlanta, GA

October 2nd, 2009

UDMA Atlanta Booth Sept 2009 (1)

Last week we were greeted with great Southern hospitality while attending the 16th annual UDMA show in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is a beautiful city with great landmarks and interesting sites such as the Coca Cola Museum, the Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Gladys Knight and Ron Winan’s Chicken and Waffles, where we chose to treat ourselves to a delicious meal.

Despite the flood earlier in the week and more rain on Saturday night, there was a good turnout of exhibitors and attendees who consisted mostly of dance instructors who came from all over the state and surrounding states such as South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee to name a few.

We were so pleased to see and speak with so many happy dance teachers, many of whom were customers we had the opportunity to meet for the first time, face-to-face. It was also a chance to say hello to fellow vendors and network with CEO and Publisher Joseph Cote of Dance.com and Dancer Magazine.

At UDMA, we showcased our versatile Candyland backdrop which many responded very favorable to; “WOW!” was the common phrase heard throughout the show. Many commented that our Candyland backdrop was dynamically different in that it popped with vibrant colors and truly captured the theme! When they actually had the opportunity to touch and feel the backdrop, they were impressed with the quality and artistic workmanship.

Thank you UDMA for making last weekend’s Dance Resource & Costume Show at the Gwinnett Center a success.

We are now proud members of UDMA. UDMA_2

Candyland Backdrops 10 x 8