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Beat the summer heat: cool looks for warm days.

Whether you're hanging around the dressing room or preparing for class, keeping muscles warm is a year-round must. But you don't want to melt in the hot weather. Lightweight legwarmers, shrugs, and skirts keep you covered but don't make you overheat. Jumpers keep your core warm and your limbs cool. It may be hot outside, but a drafty studio or air-conditioned theater can give you a chill. Plan ahead. If you're attending a summer program in an unfamiliar town, keep warmers handy so unexpected weather won't catch you off-guard. Here are our favorite warm weather cover ups (with their suggested retail prices). We can't think of a prettier way to spend a summer day!

1. MONDOR. Bolero wrap sweater, #MO-3846, $27.25, hip skirt, +MO-3866. $10.50, Available from Dance Distributors, 800.33.DANCE,; BODY WRAPPERS, camisole pullover, #8208, $10, 800.323.0786, 866,542.6500

2. FREED OF LONDON. Chacott knit warm up, #3761-23805, $49, 866.MY.FREED.; BLOCH, Harriet 2x2 rib knee high legwarmers, #W0963, $18, 800.942.5624,

3. BALERA. eyelet lace top, #SM1574, $24.95,; DANSKIN. cap sleeve top, #4323, $20, 800.288.6749,; GRISHKO, Silktex legwarmers, #SC101s, $33.95, For a retailer near you visit

4. CAPEZIO, printed chiffon wrap skirt, #308, $18,; DANSKIN, lightweight sweater knit leg-warmer, #2405, $20, 800.288.6749,

5. BODTCHER, Cavallo jumpsuit, $98,; LEO'S DANCEWEAR, mini-stripe legwarmers, #2100, $9, 773.889.7700,

6. BODY WRAPPERS, camisole pullover, #8208, $10, 800.323.0786, 866.542.6500; LIBERTS, loose fit pants, #LWSP30, $15.95, 800.624.6480,

7. HARMONIE, shrug, $39.20, Xshorts shorts, $28.20,; NATALIE, adult striped legwarmers, #454S, $6.05,

8. SANSHA, Zephyr classic wrap skirt, #D071, ,$13, For a retailer near you visit


Modeled by Sarah Bukowski, Flavia Garcia, Ashley Murphy, and Hillary Lopes of the DTH School's Dancing Through Barriers Ensemble

Photographed at Dance Theatre of Harlem by Matthew Karas Makeup by Angela Huff
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Title Annotation:DM STYLE
Author:Hanlon, Khara
Publication:Dance Magazine
Date:Jun 1, 2007
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