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, and their son Howard, founded Weissman's 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, dancewear, 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, dancewear, accessories, shoes and tights for every genre and age to studio owners, dance teachers and team coaches the world over. Every year, we introduce a new collection of hundreds of original costumes.

When you purchase from Weissman, you experience the history, quality and service of the most customer-focused design company in dance. To provide you with more variety in fabric, color, construction and value, certain Weissman products are sourced overseas. This allows us to continue offering industry-leading quality and innovation at the economical prices you love. We encourage you to shop the Made In The USA section of our website for a wide range of styles constructed at our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters in the United States.

Our Brands


Weissman: All Weissman-branded customize, costume and dancewear products are imagined, designed and developed by us exclusively for studio owners, dance teachers and our professional account holders. We 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.

Capezio, Bloch & Pastry

Vendor Brands: We also carry a number of fantastic vendor and boutique dancewear brands such as Apolla® Bloch®, Capezio®, 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 SHOWTIME: VARIETY. VALUE. SERVICE. Make your recital a joyful celebration with the stunning studio-exclusive costumes you know and love. Our annual Weissman Showtime catalog features styles in all genres, from First Steps to Character. Find hundreds of new costumes and existing favorites, as well as in-stock and made-in-the-USA styles, all ready to create memories that last a lifetime.

WEISSMAN ELITE: BOLD. EXCLUSIVE. ELEVATED. Each season, experience the intense, edgy sophistication of the Elite Collection, featuring studio-exclusive, Weissman-branded designs. This curated catalog delivers costumes that make a statement, now with two new collections: MixMatch and Tween. Go ahead, make the stage your own.

WEISSMAN DANCEWEAR: EXCLUSIVE. QUALITY. VALUE. Every season, you’ll find the best selection of studio-exclusive dance essentials: apparel, tights and shoes. Our innovative dance shoes feature handcrafted components and have SizeEasy for fast fittings. Uniform every class level, provide a key service for your parents and create additional profit for your studio—all with the unmatched quality and value of Weissman Dancewear.

BALERA: INNOVATIVE. VERSATILE. FLEXIBLE. Formerly Designs for Dance, each Balera-branded, seasonal performance catalog features dozens of new, in-stock, ready-to-ship costumes, separates and dancewear including best-selling performance options for all styles of dance, including hip-hop. And now, your Volume Discount applies to Balera, too, for even bigger savings!

SCHOOLS & TEAMS: SPIRIT. ENERGY. STYLE. Schools and teams with approved professional accounts receive incredible values on our special edit of Weissman costumes, Balera performance styles, gameday essentials and uniforms in popular team colors.