We are very fortunate to have a very talented group of incredible volunteers who design and sew dozens of costumes every year. Because of their efforts we are able to do costume rentals instead of having to order a lot of costumes from catalogs. A minimal fee will be charged to each student for rental costumes utilized in yearly performances. This fee covers the materials purchase and labor costs to make costumes and accessories, as well as cleaning, alterations and maintenance. In most cases, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Tap class costumes are purchased and not a rental. However, this will depend on the theme for the production. We do our best to find the best quality most reasonable price costumes to fit each theme. Many of those costumes will be appropriate dance class attire for the following season.

Costume Policies

Student Participation

Students not participating in the end of year Festival of Dance must notify the studio by email or in writing no later than December 30th due to forthcoming costume orders!

Costume Charges and Return Information

In order to facilitate costume orders a $50 per costume deposit will be charged to each student. Once costume orders are placed, each students account will be adjusted to reflect final purchase amount. Due to the return policies of all of our costume vendors, once costumes are ordered there will be absolutely no refunds or exceptions made. Costumes will not be released unless the balance for all costumes is paid in full.

Costume Rentals

Rental costumes are the property of Bedford Dance Center and should be treated with extreme care while in each students possession. Absolutely no changes or alterations should be made without permission from BDC.Costume rentals will be distributed the week prior to the show. Please do not allow your child to wear the costume at home or to the theatre. Safety pins may be used in the event a strap comes loose. Dancers are not permitted to eat or drink while wearing costumes. This will ensure that they are clean and dry when they perform. Rental costumes, including all costume pieces and headpieces, must be handed in prior to the student leaving the theatre after the performance. Costumes and headpieces should returned in the condition in which they were received — they should be hung and the headpieces attached in the the bag or bin. Any damages or loss to any pieces or headpieces of rental costumes will incur a repair or replacement charge.

Rental costume rates are as follows:
$38 per costume for corps roles

Costume Accessories

All accessories, (i.e. tights, shoes, make-up, and various hair items — gel, hairspray, etc.) are not be provided by the studio.