This is a common question from parents with new or young dancers with an endless answer. There are tons of places that sell dance clothes and it depends on what you are looking for.
For a nearby retail store, an easy internet search of ‘dance clothes stores’ will bring up a few options. Those results will probably include a couple of privately owned stores. You will also find results that include dance name brands such as Capezio.
Many studios sell dancewear or their own studio-branded wear on their websites. These types of places will definitely have everything that you are looking for, but they will come with a higher price tag.
For some more budget-friendly options, we have a few suggestions. If you are comfortable ordering online, our two favorite sites are www.discountdance.com and www.dancedistributors.com. You will find absolutely everything that you need on these sites at a much lower price. If ordering from Discount Dance, receive an additional 10 percent off with our code of TP35961.
Both of these sites also sell shoes. For tiny tots, a basic pair of tap or ballet shoes are fine as they do not need the most expensive ones. As the dancer gets older, they may prefer different brands because of the way they fit or the quality (and therefore how long they last).
If you would like to make your purchase in person then Target, Walmart, and other such stores will also sell basic dance clothes including leotards, tights, and sometimes tutus. Situated in Southern California? Discount Dance has two retail locations.
Before you buy anything, we suggest that you check your studio’s dress code policy. Finally don’t overbuy until you know if your child is really committed to dance and never overpay with so many options out there.