Just like every dancer is different, every foot is different, which means one type of pointe shoe is not going to work for every ballet dancer. At San Jose Dancewear we understand dancers, which is why we carry a number of different styles, brands, and types of pointe shoes. Ballet is hard enough on your feet already, let us help you reduce some of the risk and pain you may experience by using the wrong shoe.
We carry only the best and most trusted brands of pointe shoes from vendors such as Grishko, Bloch, and Capezio.
Grishko employs cobblers who create each pointe shoe by hand and their shoes contain only natural materials. Bloch has been making pointe shoes since 1932 and can be found on professional dancers and amateurs alike. Capezio is a popular brand with many dancers and athletes and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue.
Like we've said, each foot is different and it's crucial you find something with the appropriate fit for you and your style. Come in to one of our locations in San Jose or Marin to get a professional pointe shoe fitting and advice from one of our many dance experts!
Dance competitions come with a lot of fun, a lot of hard work, and a whole lot of stuff. Let San Jose Dancewear help you keep all your dance competition essentials organized and easy-to-access with a convenient dance competition bag from Rac N Roll.
These duffel style bags are easy to carry around and stow, but they expand into your own personal dressing room! The bag has a collapsible rack that extends so you can hang your costumes in their garment bags and not worry about them wrinkling.
There are also many accessories that are available for the bag, including a hanging mirror so you don't need to fight for vanity space in the dressing room, and a cosmetics and toiletries bag for easy organization and access to all of the essentials for the big competition day! These accessories come in a variety of styles and colors to suit your individual taste. The bag also comes in two different sizes, medium and large, for your convenience.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at San Jose Dancewear! You may be enjoying time with the family today or relaxing with a well-deserved day off from work, but we want to tell you not to get out of the holiday spirit quite yet, we still have New Year's Eve to celebrate!
No New Year's party would be complete without some jazzy outfits. After all, you want to welcome 2017 with a flare! At San Jose Dancewear we have festive costumes, shoes, outfits covered in sparkles and sequins, and a huge variety of makeup so you can add new style to your New Year.
If you wanted to try something new or if you are going for a big, bold look, check out the New Year's Eve makeup tutorial below. We sell makeup and some bold outfits at both of our locations in San Jose and Marin.
Another fun idea would be to throw a themed party this year. Come by our store in San Jose to check out some different costume ideas.
And if you're still doing some last-minute shopping, be sure to check out some cute gift ideas for the dancers in your life. We have Tutu Bears, ornaments, key chains, and all the dancing gear you can imagine!
At San Jose Dancewear we know that dance is life and we want to help you stay on top of some upcoming events, as well as make sure you're prepared before you head in to your dance competition.
What You Need For Your Competition
In addition to everything that comes with your costume and shoes, you'll also want to remember a few essentials:
- Needle and thread for any costume tears
- Backup tights
- Snack and beverage (you don't want to pass out up there because you forgot to eat!)
- Makeup, hairspray, and more bobby pins than you think you'll need
- Backup contacts, solution, and eye drops if needed
You can get any of your dance wear at one of our locations in San Jose or Marin, we're open seven days a week for your convenience!
Upcoming Dance Competitions in the Bay Area
- Hollywood Vibe Tour -- Burlingame, CA -- March 31 - April 2, 2017
- Spotlight Dance Cup -- San Jose, CA -- February 10, 2017
- West Coast Dance Explosion - Santa Clara, CA -- March 31, 2017
- New York City Dance Alliance -- Santa Clara, CA -- March 3, 2017
Check out more locations of dance competitions near you at Dancecomps.com and don't forget to come check out our dance shoes from Capezio and Bloch, our dance costumes, and essential dance wear like leotards and tights. We hope to see you soon!
Now that the holiday season is coming to a close, it's time to tell you about all the cheerleading gear we have at San Jose Dancewear! Whether you or someone you know is new to cheerleading and needs to buy a complete cheer wardrobe, or just supplement their wardrobe with some new designs and patterns, we have what you need.
Depending on whether you are cheering indoor or outdoor, tumbling, or your coach wants to focus on dance moves, you're going to need some specific shoes. We carry the best dance shoe brands, including Capezio and Bloch.
Cheering is hard, sweaty work and you need something that you feel comfortable moving around in while you're trying to nail those difficult moves. We offer a selection of tank tops in a variety of cuts, tights and leggings, booty shorts, long sleeved warm-up wear, skirts, and dance pants.
You have to look your best for the big performance, and the best way to do that is by stopping by one of our locations in San Jose or Marin and browsing through all the cheerleading gear we have to offer, or check with one of our capable and friendly staff members to get you set up with what you need. We have jazz pants, flashy tops, poms, hair accessories, and a variety of makeup perfect for rigorous performances.
Christmas can sometimes be stressful when you don't know what to get for the people most important to you, which is why you should stop by San Jose Dancewear! We have amazing gift ideas for all of the dancers in your life, one of our favorite is the Tutu Bear!
These cozy stuffed bears are a perfect comfort toy for the little dancers or dancers-to-be in your life; they also make for a great keepsake for more mature dancers or for teddy bear collectors. As you can see in the picture, each bear comes with a festive winter outfit including a scarf and a Santa hat, as well as a tiny tutu. At SJ Dancewear we care about our product's quality, which is why you can rest assured that you will get only the best from our selections. Each Tutu Bear is hand assembled, which allows us to be assured that each bear and its attire is perfect for Christmas morning.
Don't forget that you can find us at two locations, in Marin and San Jose, and we are open seven days a week for your convenience. While you're here check out some of our other gift ideas such as dance bags, key chains, and trendy dance wear.
Want to dress up this holiday season but not with the standard Christmas costumes? Try out one of our pixie costumes instead! Pixies aren't just great around the Christmas season, they're also a wonderful choice year round!
Complete with wings and a beautiful little dress, our pixie costumes are perfect for seasonal performances with Sugar Plum fairies, or year round costumes for Halloween, parties, other performances, and themed birthday bashes. Don't forget that your costume isn't complete until you add the perfect accessorizing touch, we would suggest a crown, wand, makeup, and a whole lot of pixie dust (glitter)!
To really go above and beyond with your costume, get creative with your makeup by following the tutorial below. At San Jose Dancewear, we have all the makeup you'll need -- and more! Whether you'll looking for a colorful addition to your stage makeup collection or you're searching for something you can wear everyday, we have it! So stop by today in our location in San Jose to start sprucing up your style for this Christmas season. Don't forget to check out our traditional costumes as well, we have: Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Sexy Mrs. Claus, Elves, and a selection from The Nutcracker!
It's the most wonderful time of the year and we can't forget about the green-clad helpers who make Christmas possible, which is why San Jose Dancewear carries many elf costumes!
There are many reasons to don an elf costume this year, including: playing Santa's little helper at the mall, dressing up for a school play or other performance, getting festive for an office party, or wonderful Christmas card photo opportunities.
Our elf costumes are available in a range of sizes so everyone can show their holiday cheer this season. Don't forget to supplement your costume with makeup and accessories for an authentic elf look and be sure to check out our other holiday costumes for your family and friends!
With a convenient locations in San Jose, we make it easy to find your costume. And because we know you don't want an elf costume taking up room in your closet year-round, we offer rental options as well.
If an elf costume just isn't for you, be sure to check out the iconic Santa Claus costume, our nurturing Mrs. Claus costume, or even a sexy Mrs. Claus costume. We have what you want this holiday season, but there's only two weeks before Christmas, so you better hurry!
We'll see you soon!
It's every dancer's favorite time of year, that's right -- Nutcracker season! From when they were young dancers frolicking in play tutus to the mature, lifelong trained ballerinas, The Nutcracker ballet holds a special place in all dancers' hearts. We couldn't call ourselves a dance wear provider if we didn't offer everything needed for this special show! San Jose Dancewear has all the costumes, as well as all the accessories and dance wear needed for The Nutcracker.
In addition to the iconic nutcracker costume with the red coat and tall hat, we also offer Clara's white dress with its blue belted waist, and the purple Sugar Plum Fairy costume -- complete with wings. Don't forget about all the supporting roles in the ballet, either! We have various dresses and suits that are appropriate for the ballet.
We also have the best stage makeup, wigs, and accessories to put your costume over the top. Don't forget that underneath the costumes you'll also want the best ballet tights, leotards, and pointe shoes, so come by our location in San Jose and our staff can help you make sure you have everything you need for this special event.
Check to see where the nearest Nutcracker performance is near you and enjoy an unforgettable evening.
A few days ago we posted about our wonderful Mrs. Claus Costume, a wholesome costume appropriate for any event. Today San Jose Dancewear wants to let you in on another side of Mrs. Claus many don't see: Sexy Mrs. Claus. This costume is, needless to say, very sexy. It's perfect for a surprise at home, an adult party, or to wear to work if you are a performer or server in a bar.
So what's the big difference between our Mrs. Claus costume and our sexy Mrs. Claus costume? Both have the red dress and hat, but they fit much differently. In the sexy costume the dress hugs your curves, has a plunging neck line, and is short enough to drive Santa crazy...
You can make even the sexiest costumes a bit sexier with the right accessories, so don't forget to ask one of our helpful staff members about thigh high stockings, heels, and makeup that will take your costume from sexy to flawless.
If sexy isn't your style don't forget to check out our standard Mrs. Claus costume, Santa Claus, elf outfits, or even a costume from the beloved Nutcracker. Stay tuned for more holiday cheer coming in a few days!