Whether you are new to ballroom dancing, ballroom dress rental, or just new to our company, here is the information that you need to understand our dress rental process!
Dresses come in the following styles:
Rhythm & Latin - suitable for all American Rhythm, International Latin, and Night Club dances: Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, Salsa, Hustle, Night Club two-step, West Coast Swing, Bacahata, Merengue, Polka, Country Western, Peabody, & Argentine tango.
Smooth & Standard - suitable for American Smooth and International Standard dance -Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, & Quickstep. Smooth dresses can also be worn for Peabody, Standard dresses indicate that the dress comes with floats, which are common in Standard and not worn for Smooth. These dresses also list suggested heights for each dress.
There is only one of each dress and it will fit a range of sizes as indicated on the dress page. See our Sizing Guide page for more info on approximate dress sizes.
Dresses have a full bodysuit and bra cups unless otherwise indicated.
USADance and BYU competitors: please check with your coach to understand the dress requirements for amateur competition.
Some dresses will come with accessories, such as gloves or jewelry, as indicated.
Read our blog post on Choosing a Competition Dress.
There are 2 types of rentals:
Try On Rental - dress is rented for a 2 day period to allow a dancer to check the fit of the dress prior to committing to an event rental. Dress must be return shipped at the end of 2 days.
Event/Competition Rental - dress rental is 1 to 5 days to allow use at an event, competition, or showcase. Dress must be return shipped at the end of 5 days. Additional days can be added.
All dress calendars are available online so you can check that your dress is available for your event before trying on a dress.
Our online rental system will allow the date of delivery to be specified so you can pick a date convenient for you and your instructor/partner.
Dress does not need to be cleaned before being returned, but should be returned undamaged and on time.
It is best to try on a dress and reserve 6-8 weeks before your event. A good general rule is to rent a dress as soon as you make a deposit for your competition.
Jewelry rental can be added to any dress rental. Some dresses come with jewelry/accessories.
Read our blog post on Dress Rental Etiquette.
Read our blog post on Tanning before wearing a rental dress.
Read our Rental Contract before making a reservation.
Try On Rental - $15 per dress, can be applied to dress rental of try on dress but is not refundable. Plus $150 refundable security deposit per dress. Max 3 dresses per reservation.
Event/Competition Rental- rental price varies by dress and is displayed on the dress page, with a rental period being 5 days long. Each additional day after 5 days is $20 per day, per dress, paid in advance. Full payment due at time of reservation.
Security deposit - $150 per dress, paid in advance, for try on or event rental, that is refunded upon return of the dress. Return the dress on time and undamaged to receive your full security deposit refund.
Shipping - $20 for 3 dresses via 2-3 day delivery. Expedited delivery available for additional cost.
Return shipping - at your expense, return ship the dresses on or before the date specified in the contract. Return instructions included in dress shipment. 2 day shipping required.
Late return fees - $50 per day for each dress that is shipped late. Please return on time to be courteous to other dancers.
Cancellation - no refunds within 21 days of the event. There are no refunds/credits for unused rentals that have been shipped to you. If cancelling more than 21 days prior to event, 25% of rental fee will be kept and the rest, including security deposit and shipping will be refunded. No refunds on cancelled try on reservations.
If you need a dress within the next 7 days from today, an expedited handling fee of $50 will apply, along with any express shipping charges, if the dress is available.
Over the phone payment fee is $5 per payment. No fee for online payment.
Please read the Rental Contract, as you must agree to the terms of the contract in order to rent a dress. The contract contains all the specifics and you are bound to this agreement. Please ask questions if you do not understand the process.
Required Colorado sales tax applied to Colorado residents.
Dress Rental Process Breakdown
Try on a dress or 2 or 3.... find the one that works best! Return ship.
Setup future reservation to hold the dress for your event. Dress secured!
Add any jewelry rental or fishnets to your rental. Extra sparkle!
Dress arrives in time for your event. Shine on the dance floor!
Return dress and receive security deposit refund. Easy!
Start planning for your next dress rental!
Last updated 7/07/2019