Post # 1
My six year old takes Irish step dance. She is getting ready to compete in her first feis, so we are looking for a solo dress. Holy crap! Sticker shock doesn’t even begin to describe it. Some of these dresses are $3,000+. We will be prepared to shell out the cash when it comes time to buy this one’s wedding dress. We will get lots of practice buying expensive dresses apparently.
Post # 3
No kidding, those dresses are ridiculous!! Sometimes you can rent them or buy them used. Also, think about having one made.
Post # 4
Its been ages but I had some close friends who danced in elementary and high school. You could try dance-again.com for a used dress (usually under $1000.00). They usually have a pretty good selection. I know that the school my friends went to had a dress rental program for the girls as well, which was a great option for the younger ones, especially parents who were concerned their child was going to get tired of dancing/choose another activity. If you’re school doesn’t currently have a rental program, you could talk to some of the other Mom’s and seeing if they are interested in starting one up.
Post # 5
@nikkialys: I love danceagain.com!