Dancers LOVE to post on Instagram.

Instagram is a huge part of our lives, whether we like it or not (get it? “like”? hah!).

We have to face the facts though – our posts are looking pretty similar these days.

Sure, you think your photos are original, but as dancers in this #commUNITY, we all share common interests – it’s inevitable that we have our own trends.

As hot dog legs, pumpkin spice lattes, and pictures of bubble baths hashtagged “#metime” trend for non dancers, here are 10 Instatrends that you can find on a dancer’s feed.

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1. Audition/workshop flyers

From promoting your own team, your friend’s team in the bay, your great aunt’s workshop, or your ex boyfriend’s project at the next big competition, there’s always going to be room for that ONE flyer.

Teaching with this dude tonight at 8pm @kinjazdojo !

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2. Dance videos

These consist of:

  • clips of you killin’ it in that one class and trimmed perfectly before your mess-up
  • clips from your new concept video that you’re lowkey terrified to post
  • clips of your #freestylefriday that even you were secretly really impressed by (IDIDTHAT!)
  • clips from your team’s competition set that you wanna post in 1:1 ratio so that you can be better seen, but that would crop out everyone that was blocked on the sides, so you bargain with yourself which is more important until deciding that the blocking looks cooler with the full video and it’s not about you anyway.

…and of course, so many more!

Class tonight @flohomero | ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🎼: F**k – @jeremih @postmalone

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3. Trophy photos

It’s not about the trophy, but when your team does get one – you better post an epic photo with it!

✊🏼©✨

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4. Motivational quote graphics

Because we all need doses of inspiration at times.

Your teammates and dancer friends are sure to comment “This.” and ::praise hands:: emojis!

5. Photoshoot pics

Dancers love dabbling in other creative hobbies – photography being an increasingly popular one.

We love both taking and being in photos.

I mean, you can’t be using janky pixelated iPhone photos for your workshop flyers!

When @cmaera says he still feels like shooting something… Hi, our name’s Something. Nice to meet you.

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6. #TBT of that ONE good action shot from that one competition

You know what I’m talking about.

Usually, your ‘action’ shots don’t exist because the camera person is taking pictures on stage right when you’re blocked stage left for the entire set, or there’s hair in your face, or you have a triple chin/half shut eyes/awkward facial expression/all of the above.

#Throwback because Body Rock is on Saturday!! WHO’S GOING?!? 🤘🏻🤘🏻

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But you are finally graced with that ONE EXCELLENT ACTION SHOT from that one competition, and instead of immediately posting it as your new profile pic AND cover photo on Facebook and sending it to your mom/grandpa/great aunt/elementary school teacher, you keep that baby on file to whip out later for a #TBT.

 

I like your strategy; keep doing what you’re doing.

7. Food

We eat. A lot. And we take great photos of our food like everyone on Instagram.

But not basic #foodporn pics, nah.

As dancers, we also understand the aesthetics of Instagram, and we know that using any of the filters on Insta will not be beneficial for the likes, so we have to pull out the VSCO cam.

We out here again Korea!! Another Soulglobe Perspective getaway! See you guys @souldancek!!

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8. Mirror pics at the studio

Especially if there’s that amazing “skinny mirror” that makes you look slimmed down

Hehe 🎬 #steezystudio

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9. Sweaty pics with dance idols

Truly #honored to learn from one of my biggest dance idols 😍🙌Thank you so much for class!

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10. Long, Sentimental Post About the #FAM

Often accompanied by a team photo or perhaps an artsy, overhead shot of team gear, there’s always going to be a long post about how much he/she loves the team, the #family.

This often happens after a long practice or after a last performance with the team or after banquet.

 

#THEFEELS ARE SO REAL.

 

 

 

We love seeing and double-tapping all your posts, so KEEP CALM AND VALENCIA FILTER ON!

 

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This post was originally published on October 1, 2014.