All StageGear costume styles have undergone rigorous testing to make it into this catalogue. At the start of each season, sample garments in each style, fabric and size are made and fitted to life size mannequins and our patterns adjusted accordingly to accommodate the stretch qualities of each fabric. Meaning the sizing charts work!
Every costume piece is finished completely. Pillbox hats have elastic, trims are attached, leotard legs are hemmed, straps are sewn down and even flowers for the hair have barrette clips.
Every girls costume in the StageGear catalogue comes with a matching hair accessory. Order a group of ten or more costumes and we will give you a spare accessory for the child who loses theirs side of stage!
Every dress or skirt has an attached leotard or briefs included.
Our sequin straps are backed with comfort elastic so that little dancers have no problems with red irritated skin.
Our attached straps all have some extra length just in case there is an unexpected growth spurt.
Students with rounder body shapes are specifically catered for with the XLC and XXLC sizes.
In our StageGear catalogue all costumes are organised by price point making it easier to stay within your budget. Every costume has a clear and concise description with all colour choices shown and optional items listed.
Our StageGear catalogue styles are available for the entire Australian dance season. All costumes are available February to December.
StageGear offers a wide range of co-ordinating boys costumes.
Very importantly, StageGear costumes are delivered in time.
Finally, did you know we have a fully stocked showroom in Mona Vale, NSW? Make an appointment to visit and see the amazing sparkle in person!
1. That second only to teaching, my greatest expenditure of work hours actually involved costumes.
2. For many studios, recycling costumes isn't an option. Class sizes vary, body shapes change and costume storage is an ongoing hassle.
3. Five year olds are fickle. They'll choose next year's classes based on the costumes they loved in last year's show.
4. Teenagers often value a great costume more than they value great technique.
5. Sewing is a dying art form.
6. Whilst struggling to sew sequins and straps, working parents will ultimately spend more money on takeout food for the family, than if they had just purchased the completed outfit to begin with.
7. Once a week students are the backbone of dance studios. They deserve the buzz and adrenaline of performing in great costumes too.
8. Dance teachers deserve to have a balanced life. Spending four months of each year with a lounge room that looks like a factory floor is not balanced.