Below you will find a list of local dance stores, opportunities to see professional dance in our area, educational opportunities such as master classes, and even some fun links for making your own ballet hair accessories!
- Brandywine Dance Shoppe
3617 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE, 302-478-4403
Dance shoes, leotards, tights, ballet skirts, jazz pants, and other dance clothes. Dance bags, gifts, etc. Usually carries nude leotards for wearing under costumes, and other recital needs.
Their store is in a shopping center at the intersection of Silverside Road and Route 202 in Delaware.
- The Rosin Box
2050 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19013, 215- 569-9134
Specializes in fitting pointe shoes. Also carries other dance shoes, dance wear, etc.
106 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, 215-923-2244
Costumes, dance shoes, costume-making supplies. Mail order and retail store.
NOTE: There have been occasions where a parent or a tailor has misunderstood what needed to be done to a costume. After Mr. Paul spoke to the tailor and clarified what was needed, there was no problem. Call Mr. Paul on his cell phone at 302-545-8221 if you or your tailor has a question about altering a costume.
3411 Concord Road in Aston, (610) 494-5635
Several of our parents take their costume alterations to “Scissors”.
- Fida's Tailoring
2423 3rd Ave, Marcus Hook (Boothwyn), PA 19061, (610) 485-5958
Several of our parents take their costume alterations to Fida's.
Mr. Cimino, who has done alterations for our students in the past, has recommended Fida's in Boothwyn.
4768 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA 19014, (610) 497-4766
(In the same shopping center as the Aston Post Office and our old studio.)
We used to send our students to Cimino’s Tailoring. Cimino’s did a wonderful job for us, however, they have had an increase in prom-season business and have said that they are now unable to handle our added recital volume.
We are currently researching additional tailors in the area who are willing to take on costume alteration work. Please contact us if you have suggestions for this list.
Parents who have sewing experience and who are willing to, for a fee, help with simple tasks such as sewing on straps and tightening seams should contact the studio if they feel they would like to pick up extra work.
- Cedar Beauty Supply
1937 MacDade Blvd, Woodlyn, PA 19094, 610-872-1331
Fake ponytails for wearing over a bun for performances.
The hair spray and gel you use for stage will darken your hair. When you go to the store to match your hair color, you should either have gel in your hair, wet your hair, or obtain a hairpiece that is a shade darker than your natural hair color.
NOTE: Talk to the studio office before buying a new hairpiece (especially students in our Performing Group classes).
Local Opportunities to See Professional Dance
- Pa Ballet Dress Rehearsal Program
The Pennsylvania Ballet offers free tickets to their dress rehearsals for student groups.
- Penn Presents/Dance Celebration Student Discovery Series
Penn Presents offers inexpensive dance performances for student groups. Many of the visiting dance companies give free master classes through Dance Celebration. See Dance Celebration Master Classes.
Learn More About Dance
- American Ballet Theatre's Online Ballet Dictionary
Includes 170 terms from Dover's Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, which are demonstrated by ABT Company dancers in QuickTime videos.
- United Taps
Video clips of many tap dance steps.
- Vance's Tap Dance Dictionary
Descriptions of many tap dance terms, and a brief history of tap dance.
- How to make a ballet bun. Scroll down for directions and pictures. (This site is a ballet school in California.)
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