How to save 30 percent and more on your kids’ dance clothes
By Aimee Heckel
Dance classes seem to be a rite of passage for many kids. Many begin in toddler tumbling and ballet-tap combo classes, and progress into other dance styles as they get older.
Are you considering enrolling your child in dance class?
Experts say dance has many mental, social, cognitive and physical benefits for children. According to the National Dance Education Organization, dance can help children:
- Naturally express themselves.
- Learn movement patterns.
- Improve coordination, strength and endurance.
- Develop a range of motion and kinesthetic memory.
- Stay in shape.
- Express their emotions.
- Develop their creative expression.
- Enhance cooperation and social skills.
The potential benefits go on. But unfortunately, dance classes can be pricey — and then there are the uniforms — for ever-growing bodies, too.
Here are some insider tips on how to save money on your children’s dance attire.
Buy basic clothes at big discounters, such as Dancewear Solutions or Discount Dance Supply. Sign up for Discount Dance Supply’s email list for the chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Tip: Look for the teacher or studio discount code, which you can use for 10 percent off — and the price of your purchase benefits your studio or teacher.
At the end of the day, Discount Dance can end up saving you about 30 percent on your children’s dance clothes.
Need a costume idea for a recital? Check the clearance costumes first. Best of all: $2.95 flat shipping, no matter what you spend.
Some teachers also have dress code or supply lists that are housed on the Discount Dance Supply website, so you can buy exactly what is needed quickly and without hassle.
Try on shoes in person. It’s too hard to guess your child’s size online, and uncomfortable shoes end up becoming no shoes. Once you have your child’s sizing down, order from Discount Dance Supply — or look in a used dance clothing sale or store. For example, for younger kids, you can find a great selection of used dance clothes, leotards, tights, tutus and shoes at Once Upon a Child.
Save even more with Cash Back and coupons. Find Discount Dance‘s online coupons here (such as save up to 45 percent on select ballet, jazz and dance shoes), and pair them with 1.5 percent automatic Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
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