The DEC in Tauranga has an in house dancewear shop that supplies all requirements for DEC dance classes in Tauranga.  Located at 228 Levers Road, Matua, Tauranga.

Shop Hours 2021:
Tuesday: 3.45 - 6.30 pm

Any items needed from the shop - dancewear, dance shoes, DEC hats, drink bottles, notebooks and show tickets, and can't make Tuesday please email and we will arrange that for you.  All payments are made online, eft-pos facilities are no longer available.


The uniforms required for all classes at DEC have careful attention to quality and durability.

Dance Boutique stocks a fantastic range of cross over cardigans in lycra and polar fleece for the cooler months. DEC zip-up jackets in polar fleece and a range of colours are very popular and are acceptable in classes.

Competition students are also well catered for in Dance Boutique with special competition jackets which represent the DEC when out performing. Also are two sizes of costume bags for Barefoot, National and Demi-Character costumes.

DEC can help access excellent costume makers or alternatively we run a costume hire service.

View the Uniforms that you require here                                                            Uniform requirements
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Pink cap-sleeved leotard with attached mesh skirt 4, 6, 8, 10
Pink cotton lycra wrap around top 4, 6, 8, 10
Pink polar fleece wrap around for Winter 4, 6, 8, 10
BOYS white cotton lycra, cap sleeve t-shirt 4, 6, 8, 10


CLASSICAL 3, 4, Junior Classical Performance

Navy blue, cotton lycra strap leotard 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Navy blue mesh skirt S, M, L


CLASSICAL 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and Senior Classical Performance
(High Quality Cotton Lycra, Shoe String, Gathered Front, Shelf Bra in sizes 12 and up)

Black, cotton lycra strap leotard 10, 12, 14, small, medium, large (or larger in wide strap option)
Black mesh skirt XS, S, M, L



Pink Columbine Ballet 40 Denier 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, 11-14
Pink Columbine Ballet 70 Denier 6-9, 10-14, small, average, tall, x-tall
Convertables 40 and 70 Denier All sizes



Pink Ballet Ribbon for flatties and pointe shoes All sizes


Urban Dance, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre

Regulation Logo Dance Tops
(High Quality Lycra, Sleeveless Cut)

Black Regulation Dance Top 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, sm, med, large


Regulation Logo Dance Pants. (Boys Style Available)

Black Regulation Dance Pants 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, sm, med, large


Urban 6

Black Regulation DEC Cap One size fits all - adjustable


DEC Merchandise

Costume Covers - Black small, large
Competition Jackets - Black, Merino/Spandex mix (Compulsory Jacket for students competing) 8, 10, 12, 14, medium


Other Dancewear
ZIP-UP JACKETS Polar Fleece, Waist Length, Fitting, Various Colours
NAVY LEOTARDS in full range of sizes



Ballet Shoes

Paul Wright Flat Full Sole - Pink All sizes
Paul Wright Flat Full Sole - Black All sizes
Paul Wright Flat Full Sole - White All sizes

(the Dance Boutique is able to order in Bloch and Sansha brands including Split Sole)


Ballet Shoe Extras

Ribbons N/A


Pointe Shoes

Bloch All sizes (ordered as required)
Paul Wright All sizes (ordered as required)
Gaynor Minden All sizes (ordered as required)
Sansha All sizes (ordered as required)


Pointe Shoe Extras

Ouch Pouches N/A
Ribbon and Elasto-ribbons N/A
Mesh Elastic N/A


Jazz Shoes

Paul Wright Split Sole (Black) All sizes



Socks All sizes
Tights All sizes
Warm-up Clothing All sizes
Uniforms All sizes


Costume Hire Information

The Dance Education Centre offers a wide range of dance costumes, from full costume to accessories. The costumes have been created with care and flare and are for you to share.

The hire and bond charges have been decided on taking into account what is fair and reasonable for the creation and servicing of these costumes. Dance Education Centre clients are charged a lesser rate on both bond and hire fees.


Our bond system is for the care and welfare of our costumes. This is refunded on the return of the costume(s) being in the same condition when hired out. If a returned costume is marked, soiled or damaged, it is the discretion of DEC to utilise part or all of the bond to rectify the costume. If a costume is lost, a full replacement charge will be incurred. In the event of this happening the bond will be used and if necessary a further cost will be invoiced. The bond is sent out after the costume has been returned and checked.

Hire Fee

The hire charge covers the simple alteration of costumes where necessary, i.e. hooks and straps. The fee includes servicing the costumes and laundering after the costume is returned. No costume hired will undergo major reconstruction i.e. sleeves moved, bodice sizing, hems shortened.


In the event of costumes having to be posted out, the cost of such will be at the expense of the person or company hiring the costumes.


The Dance Education Centre requires a document signed with payment before any costume can leave the D.E.C. premises. This includes agreement on fees, handling and postage of the costume(s).


Payment is by cash, cheque or eft-pos (through the Dance Boutique shop) and internet banking. If internet banking the following details are required - 'Costume Hire', 'Name'. When the details of the banking have been registered, the costume maybe uplifted.