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A new dance year has begun and we are all so excited to be back at it for another year.

Costume books are arriving and so the creative juices of our staff are flowing.  While the recital is still 10 months away, the planning is already in full swing.

So what can you expect from getting a costume as a student of Grand River Academy of Dance? Well….a lot of sparkle and loads of style.

We start with measuring every dancer.

We collect a deposit of $45 which lets us know your dancer will be in the big show,

Next each costume is ordered in a standard size based on the measurements we take.  Once they have arrived (months from now) we try the costume on each child.  We choose costumes that are age appropriate and that fall below a dollar figure to keep costs down.

Any alternations that we see that are needed are done (Free of charge) and the costumes are packaged and sorted and ready for pick up.

We collect the balance owing on the costume which covers the cost, shipping, tax and any applicable duty charges since a lot of our costumes are from the U.S.

We assign a week right before photo day and dress rehearsal for the costumes to be picked up.

Once the costumes have been picked up they are yours to keep forever!

Costumes are a big part of the experience in working toward the show…..recital theme ideas are already brewing….it’s a surprise though….we spill the beans in the New Year.