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Gymnastics Leotard and Ballet Leotard

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smilesandsun Wed 01-Sep-10 08:17:33

Hi,

Very exciting time in our household, we are starting Ballet and Gymnastics in a week or so. Where in London should I go to get the leotards for both? Preferably somewhere in central or north london if you have any ideas, as I don't know where to start.

Thanks!

moragbellingham Wed 01-Sep-10 08:19:44

How far north?

uggmum Wed 01-Sep-10 08:37:23

Hi, I always purchase on-line from www.dancemania.biz. They have a good selection and are prompt with delivery

deaddei Wed 01-Sep-10 08:38:56

Dancia are in Covent Garden.

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 01-Sep-10 08:42:41

dancedirect.com

EvieB Wed 01-Sep-10 08:47:10

You might want to consider getting ballet leotards only for now - my DDs wore their ballet leotards to gym for the first term (as did most of the children in the class), and I only bought gym leotards when I was sure they liked it and were going to continue.

If they are quite young I don't think gym classes would have a problem with that.

moragbellingham Wed 01-Sep-10 09:18:24

Dancia have a branch in Whetstone too.

smilesandsun Wed 01-Sep-10 11:22:30

thanks so much for the help, i'm a novice at this!

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 01-Sep-10 12:20:07

Ballet schools often have uniform for sale second hand. Worth asking the teacher.

also brace yourself for the cost of a gymnastics leotard.

shopalot Wed 01-Sep-10 16:34:09

Definitely check with ballet teacher re uniform as usually we are very strict as they all have to be the samesmile

Amika Wed 30-Nov-11 01:10:03

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JennyJatton Sun 12-Feb-17 13:41:54

Still need some recommendation, girls! I have decided to take it up too ;)

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Sun 12-Feb-17 13:45:02

Check with the dance school and gym exactly what colours they need as you dont want to buy the wrong thing and not be able to take it back!

dancemom Sun 12-Feb-17 13:47:01

Yy to checking most gym clubs and dance schools have their own uniform

jelliedeel Sun 12-Feb-17 19:55:02

The zone has some of the best leotards available.They also do well on eBay once they're too small.

DelphiniumBlue Sun 12-Feb-17 20:01:52

There's an independent shop in Southgate ( N14) called Rodwins, very near the tube station, think it does leotards and dance shoes, also craft supplies and toys, always found them helpful.

xyzandabc Sun 12-Feb-17 20:06:52

Have you checked with both dance and gym that there isn't a strict uniform. Both of ours are very prescriptive, even down to the socks for ballet. That said, at both dance and gym the children are allowed to wear legging/shorts and t-shirts for the 1st few weeks until you're sure they're going to stay with it. No-one expects you to have full uniform on the 1st day.

auldfuckingspinster Sun 12-Feb-17 21:31:13

Decathlon do ballet and gymnastics leotards.

tatshark Mon 20-Feb-17 11:25:28

I bought gymnastic leotards for my daughters online at the gymnastic leotard stores (this one is worth checking gb.rg-leotard.com/ ).
Here is the one I've recently ordered for my 14 years old DD.

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