There are a few factors to consider when choosing the best fabric for contemporary dance pants, such as the comfort and flexibility of the material, the ability to absorb sweat and stay dry, etc.
The first thing to comment on is whether organic fabrics or synthetic fabrics are better. Despite the fact that some people favor organic fabrics such as cotton, the truth is that synthetics are the key if we are looking for good performance. Technical fabrics already have an indisputable prestige in terms of resistance, lightness, breathability, protection, etc.
Here are some fabrics that are commonly used for contemporary dance pants:
Spandex or Lycra: These materials are stretchy and allow for a full range of motion, which is essential for contemporary dance movements. They are also lightweight and breathable, which can help keep you cool during intense rehearsals or performances.
Nylon: Nylon is a durable and lightweight material that is often used in dancewear. It has a smooth surface that can allow for easy sliding and gliding across the dance floor.
Polyester: Polyester is a versatile material that can be blended with other fabrics to create a stretchy and durable fabric. It can also be treated to be moisture-wicking, which can help keep you dry during sweaty dance sessions.
Microfiber: Microfiber is a soft and lightweight material that can provide a comfortable fit while also allowing for ease of movement. It is often used in dancewear because of its moisture-wicking properties and ability to dry quickly.
Ultimately, the best fabric for contemporary dance pants will depend on your personal preferences and needs. It's important to choose a fabric that is comfortable, allows for a full range of motion, and can withstand the physical demands of dancing.
But there are other factors to take into account as well, such as the physical characteristics of the weaving process. A powerful example is, for example, the "double front" technical fabric that we use for our pants.
Our Contemporary Dance Pants are precisely made of highly technical synthetic fabrics, polyester and elastane, but more importantly they are made up of two layers of fabric joined with an infinitely linked thread that creates a microporosity with a great capacity to absorb sweat. You will be surprised to see that, after a training session of 3 or 4 hours, one has to change the soaked shirt 3 or 4 times, while the pants remain surprisingly dry.