Want to start learning to dance but can’t afford the clothes and shoes? Please don’t let that stop you! Here are three few tips on how to save money on what you wear to dance class.
1. Ask the school for items.
Many times, dance studios have lost-and-found boxes filled with all kinds of shoes, dance clothes, leg warmers, socks, and more. Sometimes, they even have a surplus of new items left over from recitals and classes.
Before starting at a new studio, speak to the owner. Be honest and tell him or her that you are having a difficult time getting the money together for the clothes and shoes necessary for class. Ask if they have some items in the lost and found you could have or some extra items laying around that you could buy at a significant discount. You may be surprised at what you get!
2. Check with thrift shops.
Your local, thrift shop may have just what you need for class. You may find leotards, tights, shoes, leggings, pants, and more. You will be working out in the clothes, so it doesn’t really matter if they are brand new or not, does it?
3. Conduct online research.
Have you seen the used, dance clothes and shoes available on sites like www.ebay.com? If you look, you may find brand new items at a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere.
Don’t Let A Lack of Funds Stop You!
If you want to dance but aren’t going to class because you can’t afford the appropriate clothes and shoes, don’t let that be your excuse. There are plenty of slightly worn outfits, used shoes, and even new items at a discount out there. It’s up to you to spend the time and effort to track them down!
And who cares if you are starting out with old clothing and shoes? When it comes to dance, it’s your attitude, effort and drive that are going to make you a good dancer:not your clothes!
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