Dancers wear short shorts for ease of movement and so the choreographer can see mistakes.
Short skirts were worn too! Of course, they had an underlayer to cover their underwear. When I did dance as a kid we called them lollies.
It doesn't hurt that they are usually wearing awesome shoes too! I also love the suspenders on the girl on the left.
I think they have a lot in common with playsuits except no long skirt.
Isn't the one with the flowers just to die for! And get a load of the teal shoes on the girl next to her.
These gals look sharp in matching ensembles!