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An American Design Company, Family Owned for over 60 Years

Weissman is an American costume and dancewear design company celebrating over 60 years in business! For three generations, we’ve remained family-owned. All products are imagined, designed and developed at our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters with many products made here in our U.S. factory.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to bring products to life that make dance dreams come true.

Our Values

Customer Love - We show genuine understanding of, and care for, our wonderful customers.

Service Excellence - We are fiercely focused on exceeding customer expectations from order through on-time delivery and beyond.

Product Assortment - We design, create and authentically present a vast selection of on-trend and classic dance apparel.

Superior Value - Customers receive higher-quality, better-fitting product at industry-leading prices and discounts.

Team Love - We support and develop our family of passionate, collaborative and innovative employees within an inspiring work environment.

Our History

Weissman History

Rose and Julius Weissman founded their costume business decades ago with a mission to create the most beautiful, high-quality and high-value recital and performance costumes they possibly could. But beautiful craftsmanship alone did not build the Weissman brand name.

Passion for the art of dance and dedication to impeccable customer service are at the foundation of our business and the reason we have grown into an international destination for made-to-order and in-stock costumes, classwear, gymnastics wear, dance team styles, accessories, shoes and more, with thousands of products in our inventory and the support of dance professionals around the world.

Our Products

Weissman is proud to sell dance costumes, classwear, accessories, shoes and tights for every genre and age to dance teachers and studio owners the world over. Every year, we introduce a new collection of hundreds of original costumes. When you purchase from Weissman you are purchasing the history, quality and customer service of the best costume design company in dance.

To provide our customers more variety in fabric, color, construction and value, some Weissman products are sourced overseas. This allows us to continue offering industry-leading quality and innovation at the economical prices you love. We encourage our customers to shop the Made In The USA section of our website for a wide range of styles that are constructed in the United States.

Our Brands

Weissman: All Weissman-branded products are imagined, designed and developed by us exclusively for studio owners, dance teachers and our professional account holders. Weissman will never sell these products through any direct-to-consumer channel.
Balera: All Balera-branded products are imagined, designed and developed by Weissman for studio owners, dance teachers and professional account holders. Balera styles can also be purchased by consumers at retail prices through websites (including DancewearSolutions), retail boutiques and shops owned by our professional account holders.
FlexTek™ Smooth: This collection of high-performance dancewear offers moisture-wicking fabric, flatlock seams and comfortable compression. FlexTek Smooth styles can also be purchased by consumers at retail prices through websites (including DancewearSolutions), retail boutiques and shops owned by our professional account holders.
Ivy Sky Performance
Ivy Sky Performance™: This premium collection features crystals from Swarovski® and are imagined, designed and developed by us for competition and other performances. Each style offers the most brilliant sparkle on the stage, with 4x more facets and 2.5x the brilliance of standard crystal.
Ivy Sky
Ivy Sky™: A premium collection of limited-edition fashion separates for dance in innovative and colorful prints with high-end details. Ivy Sky can also be purchased by by consumers at retail prices through websites (including DancewearSolutions), retail boutiques and shops owned by our professional account holders.
Capezio, Bloch & Pastry
Vendor Brands: We also carry a number of fantastic vendor and boutique dancewear brands such as Capezio®, Bloch®, Pastry®, and more that all qualify for your Volume Discount, making us the best resource in dance for studios and professional account holders. Please note, some vendor brands (such as Bloch and Capezio) will not allow us (nor other domestic distributors) to sell their product internationally.

Our Catalogs

WEISSMAN COSTUME COLLECTION: VARIETY. VALUE. SERVICE. The big, annual costume catalog that you know and love from Weissman features styles in all genres, from First Steps to Character. This studio-exclusive WEISSMAN-branded product edition features in-stock and made-to-order costume styles.
ELITE COMPETITION BY WEISSMAN: BOLD. EXCLUSIVE. ELEVATED. Each season, experience the intense, edgy sophistication of the Elite Collection, featuring studio-exclusive, WEISSMAN-branded designs. This curated collection features new costumes each season. Go ahead, make the stage your own.

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BALERA PERFORMANCE: INNOVATIVE. VERSATILE. CUSTOMIZABLE. Formerly Designs for Dance, each Balera-branded, seasonal performance catalog features dozens of new, in-stock, ready-to-ship costumes and separates, including best-selling performance components for all styles of dance, including hip-hop. And now, your VOLUME DISCOUNTS apply to Balera, too, for even bigger savings!

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WEISSMAN STUDIO: EXCLUSIVE. QUALITY. VALUE. Every season, you’ll find the best selection of dance essentials plus innovative class fashion in a wide range of colors and sizes. Uniform your students, provide a service for your parents and create additional profit for your studio—all with quality and value from WEISSMAN Studio.

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SHOES & TIGHTS: All your favorite brands, featuring essential tights and footwear from today’s leading brands including Balera, Capezio, Body Wrappers, Bloch, Pastry and more. Find all your favorite dance shoes and tights across every genre, from ballet to hip-hop.
SCHOOLS & TEAMS: TEAM. SHOW CHOIR. DANCE. Schools and teams with approved professional accounts receive incredible values on Weissman costumes, Balera performance styles, gameday essentials and uniforms in popular team colors.