6 thoughts on “What Can I Expect to Pay for Dance Costumes?

  1. Nothing is costlier than regretting the time when your child has the chance to shine and learn the expertise of the fun. Don’t e the reason of pulling off your child from the interest he/she has where they can excel and bring accolades and cheers. That feeling will be out of the world. So curb some of your expenses and fulfill the valid demands by investing in the future.

  2. This write-up covers the class apparel and end of year recital costumes pretty well.

    The dance studios that I work with are as follows: Recital costumes run at a maximum of $75 per dance/per dancer. Hip-Hop and tumbling run lower.

    If you and your child decide to enroll them and partake in competitive team dance, you will pay more for costumes. Custom-made costumes for team are made to last; they have to fit and last all year, usually from Nov/Dec through July. Costumes for competition are embellished with rhinestones. Custom group costumes run around $150 and up per dancer, while soloists run $350 and up.

    Catalog costumes are used for recital. They are adorned with sequin. I have seen custom costumes adorned with $1,200 in crystals alone. It depends upon the budget of the customer.

    1. Don’t forget about competitions themselves. There are fees for each dancer/routine in the competition, so if your child is doing three routines in one competition, that’s three separate fees. Plus there’s travel costs (gas, tolls, food) and hotel stays. (Many competitions are over a two or three day period. Even if you are only involved in one day, they can start as early as 7am and go all the way to midnight.)
      Competition aside, if your child is in multiple classes, you may want to invest in some sort of costume travel case, like a costume suitcase or duffle bag. They come with clothing racks built in them that you set up once you get to wherever you are. This keeps everything out on display for when you need it, but also allows your costumes to breathe and not be piled on top of each other. While buying one can run you several hundred dollars just for the bare minimum, making your own can be relatively cheap, provided you have the necessary math skills and tools to play around with pvc piping.

      On a side note, having multiple children in dance really can be beneficial. The younger child will grow into the older child’s leotards and shoes, which are arguably the most expensive part of dance. (I’m not counting costumes in that, bc regardless of how many children you have, you likely will never reuse a costume.) Just about every studio offers discounts after the first class/child. Some studios even max out at a certain amount of classes you pay for, only further encouraging you to add more classes/children.

  3. These are the very things which are needed for dance. While we talk about price it depends upon customer budget.If Customer has low budget they go for cheap price product and if some have good enough budget they love to go for Branded Products.

  4. I think all the extra fees are over the top. I’d be happy for my kids to dance in some leggings and a plain shirt, I don’t care what they wear. I also don’t know why they have to be bought? why can’t the parents make them? Does a six year old have to look so professional?

    Paying $40 each for entry fee to see your child perform is also insane. You can hire a local hall for $30 an hour. It’s so sad that dance is so elitist and only people with money can afford to send their children. I also resent being told I can’t film my daughter perform and I must buy the DVD for an extra $30 -$50. It just plain sucks.

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