Netting, mesh, and tulle are sheer fabrics that are great to layer over the base of your dance outfit and can also be used to create volume under skirts. Each fabric adds a different dimension to your outfit weather it be glitter or a sheer colored fabric and can even be layered on top of each other. Tulle is commonly used to make tutus and skirts. Russian netting has much larger holes than tulle and is often used on hats and headpieces. Power mesh is a sheer material with tiny holes. It has four way stretch, making it perfect for dance costumes. It’s popular for cutouts and also drapes nicely.
Crinoline is a sheer fabric, like mesh, but it is not stretchy and is a little stiffer. It is typically used to add volume to skirts.
Sequin fabric is an eye-catching netted fabric that is adorned with sequins which sparkle and reflect light as they move. It typically has at least a two way stretch. See our Sequin Fabric Product Guide for more information about the different styles of sequin fabric we offer.
Spandex fabric is perfect for dance costumes that need to be flexible because it has fantastic four way stretch. It can be used for the base of the garment and comes in several styles including metallic spandex and hologram spandex which changes colors as it moves.
Of course, there are many other fabrics that can be used for dance costumes or flags including chiffon, organza, lace, and other fashion and dress fabrics. You can find these fabrics and more that are suitable for dance here.
Don’t forget about the dance supplies! Ribbon and chainette fringe trim can be used as trim to add a little extra dimension to your outfit.
Boning can be used on the inner layers of any outfit to add structure so the material does not roll, bend or fold when it is not supposed to. It offers structure and support without being too stiff so that the dancer may move freely.
There are also a variety of elastic strips and threads so that the garment can be extra flexible.
You can find these dance supplies here.