Performing Fabrics & Dancewear was established in 1995 to fulfill a need for a dedicated dance store for Nanaimo and the surrounding area. We are committed to providing knowledgeable and friendly service to all our customers. Our staff is well trained in fitting all types of dance shoes, and know the benefit of proper shoes for every style of dance. We also carry everything male and female dancers need, from undergarments to bodysuits.
We aim to maintain a stock of regular items for class work. Fashion items change with every season so you will always find something new to wear: from warm-up gear, to accessories, to the latest in dance fashion. Looking for something specific? We would be happy to place a custom order for you from any of our suppliers!
Meet Our Staff
Vicky was introduced to dance when her daughter began Highland dance at the age of seven and was involved in the dance community for the next eight years. Having sewn for many years the craft became valuable as she made dance outfits and year end costumes. She was involved in the start up of Performing Fabrics as there was no dance store in Nanaimo. She is now the sole owner.
Patrice has three daughters who all danced, and has been involved in the dancing world for 32 years. She has been active as a costume Mom, class Mom and backstage helper at Festivals, Galas, Productions and Year End Shows. While her youngest daughter was ending her dancing years Patrice began working at Performing Fabrics & Dancewear and gets to continue her connection with her love of dance.
Dana has been working at Performing Fabrics since 2016. She first became a part of the dance community when her son and daughter began their training. As they've grown up, Dana has continued her connection with the dance community by helping dancers find everything they need for their classes and performances. She loves working with Vicky and her fun co-workers.
Kira began dancing when she was 3 years old. She practiced ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre during her 11 years of dance. Kira is currently studying to become a school teacher at Vancouver Island University. Kira has been working at Performing Fabrics since 2014, and enjoys contributing to the local dance community by helping dancers at the store. She loves working with the wonderful staff and clients of Performing Fabrics.
Demitria started dance at the age of 5. Over the next 13 years, she trained in many different styles including ballet, tap, musical theatre, contemporary, and many more. Since graduating, Demitria has gone from being a dance student, to a dance teacher. She has been working at Performing Fabrics since 2016, and loves helping local dancers find everything they need alongside her amazing co-workers.
Clara has been dancing since she was 7. In the 8 years since then, she has trained in a multitude of styles including ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz. Clara has been working at Performing Fabrics since 2019. She loves to get to meet dancers from all over to help them with all of their dancing and performing needs!