Costumes arrived yesterday, and towards the end of rehearsal, dancers put them on for a trial run. The costumes were ordered from a catalog, where one can choose styles and colors. In the mirror, they checked out the movement of the outfits while dancing, and determined that the little dress needed some tailoring, as it fit rather shapelessly around the torso.
This was a night photo session, in a room lit by overhead lights, and with paneled walls. It made a big difference; the other studio, with all white walls and white floor, was much brighter due to light reflection from these surfaces, even with the same overhead lighting. Consequently, I couldn't get as crisp photos as I'd have liked.