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- All 209
- Guys Dance Too!! 4
- Dance Shorts 98
- Sports Bra Dance Tops 11
- Dance Skirts 18
- 2-Piece Outfits and Leos 35
- For the Baby 2
- Tutus 4
- T-Shirts 19
- Gifts, Bags, Webkinz... 14
- Masks and Costumes 3
Heather Teal on May 20, 2016
Gorgeous !!! Love love!! Excellent costumer service!!! Fast shipping !! Just the way I wanted it.
andreahare1 on May 3, 2016
Loved it. Lots of comments on it. Lady was very nice and asked which colour I wanted very good to deal with,
From Mother of 10 and self-proclaimed "Dance Mom Extraordinaire" to Dance Wear Designer
I am a Dance Mom.
Back when I was toting my kids back and forth to the studio, we didn't have a name for it, but that's what I was...a Dance Mom. In fact...I had 9 kids who danced! I was a Dance Mom Extraordinaire!
When I was a dance mom, there was no "Dance Moms" television show. We didn't have a balcony to sit in, and we didn't yell and bicker.
When I was a dance mom, we sat on folding chairs outside the studio. We looked after our younger children; we exchanged recipes....and eventually I became the official "fixer of costumes," because I was the mom with the sewing machine!
I had always been a seamstress, and considered my sewing machine one of my best friends! But It is through my years of experience as a Dance Mom that I learned just how badly the dancers...big and small...wanted clothing that fit well, and that I could make it for them.
Not much has changed since then. Yes, the fabric that's available is of a much higher quality, but even after all these years, most dance wear on the market is made in "cookie cutter" fashion, with different sizes, but not different "fits." I want my shop to be the exception.
Being a mom of 10...and a dance mom...has taught me many things.
I've learned what dancers like, and how to fit different body types. I developed my special Dance Mom's Dance Wear Shorts Pattern that is exclusive to this site. It is comfortable and stylish, and the culmination of years listening to what dancers like and want.
I've learned what alterations it takes to fit for that little girl who is still so tall and lanky and who hasn't grown into her feet yet...or the precious dancer who is bigger than the other shapely dancers around her...but who wants to dance and look graceful just like the other girls. I'm a mom...and my sewing comes from a mother's heart.
I learned that... just as important as the young dancer on stage, is the little sister or brother who watches them from the front row. For them, I have developed a "washable tutu." Tied tutus can't be washed, because the knots come undone. My tutus are sewn in such a way that the little ones can twirl and spin and pretend to be like their sister all they want, without the fear of having to throw away their favorite tutu when it gets dirty.
Most importantly, when I turned my "mom hobby" into a business, I learned that there is nothing to be gained by cutting corners or by using cheap materials. Quality is important to the way dance wear fits and holds up through the rigourous testing of a serious dancer, and getting a good fit can only come when you make one outfit at a time...using the dancer's measurements.
You can get cheaper dance wear on other websites, where they buy spandex by the mile instead of the yard, but at THIS Dance Mom's Dance Wear store, I care about how your dance wear fits, and that you get the quality that you deserve.
Owner, Designer, Seamstress
I am a wife, a mother, and...before it was vogue to be one....I was a Dance Mom. I have taken my love of children, my gift of creativity, my expertise at sewing and altering dance costumes...and turned it into this "Dance Mom's Dance Wear" store.
Katie is one of our 10 adopted children - the one who is still very active in the dance world. At the studio where she teaches, dances and works in the office, she deals daily with dance routines, costume designs and the needs of today's dancers.
Laura is an important part of the Dance Mom's Dance Wear team. She keeps me grounded and inspired. She knows when I am frustrated, and gently licks my leg or she offers herself up for a scratch on the tummy.
Shopping at Dance Mom's Dance Wear is like having a personal seamstress for your child, because each item is made as the order comes in...using your child's measurements....EVEN IF YOU ARE ORDERING DANCE WEAR "OFF THE RACK!"
At Dance Mom's, we know that kids are not all built the same, and that some kids just don't fit into the "cookie cutter" sizes that are offered on the discount dance wear sites. That's why we offer each parent the option of sending in their child's measurements, even if their order is not for a custom costume. We have found that returns are nonexistent if the clothing is made using the child's measurements!
Of course, we also offer custom costumes that are made from your sketches, designs or ideas. If you need me to, I am happy to work with you to come up with a costume to match your child's music. Together, we can make your child look spectacular! If you don't see the design or fabric that you need, I will help you find it! Whether you need casual clothes for the studio or an elaborate costume for the stage, we know the importance of a good fit so that your child will be comfortable and confident.
Check back often, because I am constantly adding to my inventory...and don't forget....
SEND ME YOUR CHILD'S MEASUREMENTS!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Once a special item has been started, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any questions or reservations concerning an order, please contact me right away, so that we can clear up any questions or problems before the work has begun.
DON'T BE SHY...JUST ASK ME!!!!
The actual time it will take for your order to be finished may be a little longer than the estimate says...or it could be much, much shorter. You should never look at the delivery estimate and assume that it is too late to order something. It could be that the actual turn-around time is very quick. And...sometimes the queue is short...or if the things ahead of your order are not due right away, I can squeeze in something that is needed sooner. So never be discouraged. ASK ME!!!
I sympathize greatly with those who need an outfit at the last minute, and I do what I can to help those who need an order rushed.
As long as I can still get my other orders done in a timely manner, I can sometimes push an order to the top and rush it…staying up all night if I need to.
Occasionally I do charge extra for a rush order, depending on how fast you need the item and how much inconvenience it causes me. Any extra charges for rush orders will be discussed and agreed upon before the start of the order.
Any expenses incurred because of the rush, such as expedited shipping of the item to you... or added shipping prices for a fabric that has to be sent to me quickly... on your behalf, will be paid by the customer. These charges will be agreed upon and charged before the order is started.
I will always do my best to work with you. I am proud to say that so far, I have never let a customer down!!!
Refunds and Exchanges
Most of the moms that I deal with are very, very nice...and I have become friends with most of them. However, there have been those who have attempted to use an item I've made for a competition or review... and then attempted to return it or exchange it for another item.
I know it isn't fair for a few dishonest people to spoil it for the others, but unfortunately, I have had to tighten up my refund/return policy.
Refunds/Exchange Policy for items on the website:
I am happy to give a refund for any item that is not what you ordered. I do my best to be accurate and I take pride in my workmanship, but should I make the wrong color or design, I will work with you and do my best to make it right, including issuing a refund. To be eligible for a refund, you must contact me within 3 days of your receiving the item so that we can discuss the problem, then the original item will need to be returned to me. The postmark on the original item must be within 7 days. Only after receiving the original item will I issue a refund.
After 7 days, only an exchange FOR AN IDENTICAL ITEM will be considered.
Any item with a problem that is reported 10 days or more after the receipt of the order, is not eligible for a refund or an exchange.
Refunds and/or exchanges will not be granted on any custom, special-ordered item if it is what you ordered, a style we agreed on, and the size that you ordered. You are responsible for accurate measurements.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me at:
designer [!at] dancemomsdancewear.com
Leave a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.