Best Retailers for Toddler Dance Gear: Target, Kohls, Walmart
If you have a ballerina in your life, you know you have some work cut out for you. Tiny dancers are totally adorable and sometimes totally difficult to shop for. Some are taller than others while others are shorter than standard. What do you do then? And how do you do it without breaking the bank?
We would like to talk about retail giants that will have everything you need to conquer the dance world in a more or less affordable manner.
Before we go there and share tips, you should know how to find what you need. Dance clothing for toddlers will say toddler and will follow the regular sizing, most of the time at least. Shoes are an entirely different story as for some reason the sizing does not follow regular shoe sizing. Make sure you check the sizing chart and information about sizing guidelines before purchasing. If you are not finding the right size, don't get discouraged and look elsewhere.
Most ballet studios require a black or pink leotard, thighs, and slippers. Those colors are standard and easy to find. You should definitely follow these color guidelines, but not worry if your dancer will sport an occasional purple or sparkly leotard. Girls need to have fun after all. Some leotards come with a skirt attached, or you can by a separate one if yours doesn't. Some skirts are to-die-for cute. Just make sure they are short – you don't want any unnecessary tripping.
Now let's look at those dancer-friendly retailers:
Target and Kohl's
Both stores have small girl dance departments, but not toddlers. If your dancer is really small, there is a chance that leotards and tights won't fit at first, but she will grow into them shortly. In any case, you can definitely find some great tutu skirts for ballerinas:
Danz N Motion Girls' Tutu black - $17.95. This skirt is for edgier girls and will work great in any ensemble.
Danz N Motion by Danshuz Girls' Tutu black - $14.95. Add some sparkle to her routine with this skirt.
Girls' Freestyle by Danskin Active Wear Dress black - $17.99. This beautiful dress will lift her spirit and help her shine.
Walmart is known to sell reliable, high quality, long lasting, but no thrills merchandise. Little girls' dance clothing is no exception. The best thing about this approach is pricing. Walmart boasts the reputation of the retailer committed to offering low prices every day. Check this couponing website for Walmart deals to receive the maximum discount on your purchase. You will get great deal and won't be sorry to see the clothes go when you ballerina will move on to the larger size.
Girls' Short Sleeve Dance Leotard and Skirt 2-piece set - $14.96. This ensemble is mighty cute and cheap.
Girls' Long Sleeve Dance Leotards 2-pack set - $17.48. You will have pink and black leotards for a price of one in many other stores.