Selecting the Best Costumes for Every Dancer

Sequins and sparkles… sure they dazzle on stage, but for some dancers, certain dance costumes can be uncomfortable and invoke feelings of insecurity. We believe dancers should always feel comfortable so they can focus on the joy of dance. We also believe dance studio owners and teachers should have peace of mind when selecting costumes for their dancers, especially those with sensory sensitivities.


At Curtain Call®, we collaborate with advisory panel members from Youth Protection Advocates in Dance along with a selection of dance studios to test and evaluate our new styles based on fit and comfort regarding sensory sensitivities. Dancers, ages 3-14, participate in the research by trying on the garments (and dancing!) to help determine which costumes accommodate diverse needs. Once we receive the feedback, we assign icons to the styles, which are displayed in our catalog and online, to help assist studio owners and teachers in selecting the perfect styles for all of their dancers!

SENSORY FRIENDLY
These costumes are made of softer fabrics and are all-around comfortable to wear and move in.

COMPRESSION
These costumes provide natural compression which helps dancers feel a sense of security. These costumes also allow dancers to wear a compression garment underneath if additional support is needed.

FIDGET FRIENDLY
These costumes offer design features for busy hands, which help dancers concentrate and relieve nervous or anxious energy.

In addition to the sensory icons, we've also added these helpful icons to simplify your costume shopping:

GLITTER FREE
These costumes provide all the sparkle, with none of the mess!

ADJUSTABLE STRAPS
These costumes have adjustable straps for the perfect fit.

While music, choreography and overall inspiration play a big part in costume selection, it's important to also consider how your dancers will feel when they are stage. When they can wear a garment that allows them to feel comfortable, secure and confident, it's a win-win for everybody!If you ever have any questions about selecting costumes, the Curtain Call® Relationship Managers are an excellent resource! Our Relationship Managers have extensive knowledge in the dance industry, whether as dancers, teachers or studio owners.

Love what you see online or in the catalog? Come see it in person at one of our upcoming events!

At Curtain Call® we are passionate about sharing the joy of dance with everyone and we are proud to be recognized as the first Y.P.A.D™ Certified costume company. By becoming certified, we lead the dance costume industry by incorporating diversity, inclusiveness and safety in how costumes are designed, photographed and promoted. We are honored to build empowered dance communities to keep youth happy, healthy and safe in dance with Y.P.A.D.

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