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The SS14 Dance Statement Line Put To The Test

posted on Thursday, 16th January 2014 | find under Fashion
One of the many things that makes Sweaty Betty workout wear stand out from the crowd, is the fantastic performance and technical functionality of our products. To ensure this high quality remains throughout even the toughest conditions, three professional dancers from English National Ballet performed wearer trials on our new Dance Statement line. Putting each piece through its paces, they pliéd and pirouetted; did split leaps and assemblés, testing the range’s durability, fit and flexibility.

The Dancer: Nancy Osbaldeston, First Artist
Her Background: Nancy had an early introduction to professional dance when she performed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker at just six years old. The gifted ballerina went onto train at three prestigious ballet schools and became ENB’s First Artist in 2013, five years after joining the company. She was delighted to win the prestigious 2013 Emerging Dancer Competition last year, and Nancy can be seen modelling this season's Dance Statement line in the catalogue and online.
What She Wore: Eleve Seamless Leotard & Vitality L/Slv Knitted Jumper
The Verdict: “The Vitality Knitted Jumper was comfortable and warm going to and from rehearsals. The Seamless Leotard is great for dance with its snug fit and built-in support bra, with attractive criss-cross straps on the back.”

The Dancer: Araminta Wraith, Artist of the Company
Her Background: Araminta began her dance training at the tender age of two, going onto hone her technique at the Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School. Her career spans some of the world’s best-loved ballets including Swan Lake, Manon and The Rite of Spring.
What She Wore: Entre Seamless Dance Cami
The Verdict: “Throughout the test, the top allowed for great freedom of movement and was extremely comfortable thanks to the seamless design. The Cami was luxuriously soft – a feature that remained even after washing.”

The Dancer: Jennie Harrington, Artist of the Company
Her Background: Born in Isleworth, Jennie attended the UK’s most renowned ballet schools before joining English National Ballet in 2003 – the highlight of her career. She has performed on prominent stages from London to Athens, with her favourite role being Aurora’s friend in The Sleeping Beauty.
What She Wore: Adagio Leggings & Brise Dance Wrap
The Verdict: “Comfortable and supportive, the Adagio Leggings were soft and pliable throughout the wearer trial, and remained so even after washing. I really liked how soft the fabric of the Brise Dance Wrap was; ideal for warm-ups or cooldowns.”
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