Frequently Asked Questions

Shades Dancewear FAQs Updates November 2023

What is Shades Dancewear?
Shades Dancewear is an inclusive UK brand that allows dancers to retain their identity and embrace their ethnicity from the minute they step into their first dance class. We believe Shades Dancewear will revolutionise the way dancers of all skin tones view themselves in a space that has yet to fully acknowledge inclusivity.

While our dance community continues to lack diverse dancewear, Shades Dancewear bridges the gap and caters for Global Majority dancers and performers of all skin tones. We want every Black and Brown dancer to embrace their skin tone by wearing dancewear that truly matches their skin.

Our four shades are Bojangles, Raven, Ailey and Pearl, and we hope to add to our collection in the future.
What are Shades Dancewear values?
SHADES dancewear is an inclusive UK brand that allows dancers to retain their identity and embrace their ethnicity from the minute they step into their first dance class. We believe SHADES dancewear will revolutionize the way dancers of all skin tones view themselves, in a space that has yet to fully acknowledge inclusivity.
What products does Shades Dancewear have available?
We currently stock our unique Colour Match Swatch, Ballet Socks, Convertible Tights, Ballet Shoes, Jazz Shoes and Dance Support Belts in a full range of Child and Adult sizes. We hope to add more shades and sizes to the Shades Dancewear collection in the future!
Do you have Children’s sizes available?
Yes! We have a number of our products available in children’s sizes, each product page indicates if a children’s size is available for purchase and what age ranges they are for.
How do I know my shade?
Shades Dancewear offers a unique Colour Match Swatch that can be ordered via our website. The Colour Match Swatch allows you to match your skin tone ahead of ordering any of our products.
How long will it take to receive my parcel?
Standard delivery for all Shades Dancewear orders has a dispatch time of 1-2 working days. Once received by Royal Mail, all orders are delivered using Royal Mail's Tracked 48hr Delivery Service. Next day delivery is also now available, which when received by Royal Mail, is delivered using Royal Mail's tracked 24hr Delivery Service.

Please ensure you monitor your emails after placing an order to keep up to date with your parcel whereabouts.
What are your returns policies?
You can view all of our policies by scrolling down to the bottom of our marketing site found here - www.shades-dancewear.com
How do I make a return?
Please contact us on sales@shades-dancewear.com to arrange your return.

How do I become a Shades Dancewear Ambassador?
You can easily apply to become a Shades Dancewear Ambassador by filling out the form on our Ambassador page. Please contact sales@shades-dancewear.com to request further information or assistance.
Do you have Wholesale partners?
Yes! We have a number of Wholesale Partners, including: babyballet, BBO, Danceland at Dalby's, Dancewear Central, IDS, ISTD, Pixie Dust Dancewear, Stage Door, The Dancer's Room, and more to be announced.

We sell Shades Dancewear products to a number of Dance Shop and Dance School stockists across the country. If you’d like to become a stockist of Shades Dancewear, please contact us at: sales@shades-dancewear.com