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Rock a tutu like it’s nobody’s business at Adelaide’s largest dancewear store, Dance FX!

Whether you like to tango, waltz, cha-cha, krump, shuffle, do The Smurf or step-ball-change your way onto any dance floor, you need to look the part. Enter stage left, Dance FX! A dancewear store selling everything ‘dance’ — from jazz to hip hop, tap, calisthenics, ballet, pointe shoes, ballroom shoes, tutus, dance bags, costume bags, tights, bodysuits and leotards. They even sell gorgeous material, crystals and sequins so you can make your own costumes.

Picture :: Wayne Pearson

Dance FX services absolutely any dancer from 18-months-old right through to 90-year-olds, with sizes ranging from petite to curvaceous. “We’re like a dance uniform shop for dance groups, schools and even people who just like to dress up and dance in their kitchens,” says dance extraordinaire and co-owner Judy.

They stock all the well known, quality dance brands, like Bloch, Energetiks, Capezio, Fiesta, Studio 7, MDM and, of course, Kryolan — so you know you’re getting the best of the best.

But brands aside, what really got me was the heart and soul behind Dance FX. Dancing since their womb eviction day, co-owners Judy and Caitlin have a bond like no other. “I was Caitlin’s dance teacher, so I had the pleasure of watching her blossom into an incredibly talented performer and now we get to work side by side, helping the next generation get excited about dance,” says Judy.

Picture :: Wayne Pearson

Their wealth of knowledge and warm and fuzzy service put Dance FX in a league of their own. I was lucky enough to witness this when 11-year-old Lucy walked into the Unley store with her mum looking for new ballet shorts. It’s not just a grab-and-go experience at Dance FX — Lucy was properly fitted in all the right places and made to feel super special and comfortable. The excitement was real and Lucy and her mum pirouetted out of the store with exactly what they needed.


With Adelaide’s largest range of ballroom shoes, from teeny tiny feet to lovable large ones, Dance FX has you covered with their exclusive range of ballroom shoes.


Yes, Dance FX can also design and print team uniforms and merchandise so you can be matchymatchy with your dance crew.


I had no idea that fitting pointe shoes is such a technical experience — I just assumed anyone and everyone could swan their way around on tippy toes. How wrong I was! “It should take about an hour to fit a good pair of pointes. We work very closely with a physio for your pre-pointe assessment to make sure you are ready. If you’re unsure whether your shoes have been fitted properly, please come and see us — we’ll help you free of charge.”


Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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