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How should dancewear and shoes fit?

How should your child’s dancewear and shoes fit? And why does it matter? We spoke to dance teacher Grace about getting the right fit and why it’s so important for your little dancers… Dancewear is an integral part of every dancer’s life. From tutus to pointe shoes, leotards to ballet tights, these are all items that a dancer cannot be … Continue reading

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Introducing our catalogue model Precious Adams

Precious has been dancing professionally with the English National Ballet for the last 3 years and has had a love of ballet since she was 10. We caught up with her while she was on tour with the company in Japan to discuss her career and her dance bag essentials… When did you start dancing? I started because my mother … Continue reading

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How does ballet benefit the older learner?

Ballet. You might think of athletic young dancers, leaping and twirling, all with seemingly endless energy. But recently, there has been a new wave of dancers: the over 55s. The importance of exercise for both mental and physical wellbeing has been explored by several newspapers and TV programmes in recent years, such as Angela Rippon’s BBC documentary How to Stay … Continue reading

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Video: Watch Nadia review the NEW Capezio leotard

Would you like to know how a dancer rates the new cap sleeve mesh leotard from Capezio’s Skylight Breeze collection? Watch Dancewear Central model and Northern Ballet and Elmhurst graduate Nadia Staley, review this lovely new leotard. She professes to owning between 20 and 25 leotards – a dancer can never have too many! We understand that when it comes … Continue reading

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What to wear to ballet class

Congratulations on enrolling your daughter for ballet lessons! Even if they don’t become the next star of the Royal Ballet, we guarantee they will gain so much more than simply learning to dance by attending these classes. As we approach the new term, many parents will have children attending dance classes for the first time. To help you with the … Continue reading

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Video: How to create the perfect ballet bun

Are you looking to create the perfect ballet bun? We have created a simple step by step video guide showing how to create the perfect ballet bun, which is perfect for sharing. Why is a ballet bun so important? A ballet bun may well have its roots back in the 1800s as a fashionable hairstyle which accentuated the line of … Continue reading

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Video: How to sew ballet shoe elastics

Calling all ballet parents, dance teachers and dancers! It’s a question we get asked time and again. How do you sew the elastics on to ballet shoes? It’s so important to ensure the elastics are positioned correctly and sewn securely to ensure the dancer has the maximum comfort and support while dancing. We have created this simple Go To guide … Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Barre Workouts | Dancewear Central

5 Benefits of Barre Workouts Dance workouts have seen a surge in popularity over recent years, with their fun moves and fast results, but barre classes are really stealing the limelight, with Kim Kardashian helping them become popular. Barre workouts can be used as a supplement to dance training, or as a fun standalone workout for the humble beginner. But … Continue reading

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6 Things Children Learn in Dance Class that aren’t Dancing

Behind every young dancer is a parent or two whose responsibility it is to write cheques for dance classes, buy ballet, tap or jazz shoes and leotards, sew costumes, and play taxi driver to and from lessons. But it’s actually about so much more than that. Parents from all over the UK recently took to the Dancewear Central Facebook page … Continue reading

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8 reasons to choose a pre-school dance class

We are strong believers that you are never too young to dance! Are you currently considering dance classes for your pre-school age child? What are the main benefits of pre-school dance? We’ve pulled together just some of the benefits your child (and you!) are likely to get from attending dance class > Music. Don’t think that dance classes are purely … Continue reading

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