About Performing Fabrics & Dancewear
Performing Fabrics & Dancewear was established in 1995 to fulfill the need for a dedicated dance store for Nanaimo and the surrounding area. Our aim is to provide knowledgeable and friendly service to all our customers. Our staff is well trained in fitting all types of shoes from basic ballet slippers to points shoes ,and know the benifit of proper shoes for each type of dance. We also carry everything a balleina needs from undergarments to bodysuits.
We have on staff an experienced seamstress that can work with you to create the costume of your dreams. As well as a great in store stock of fabric we can also do special orders.
We aim to maintain stock of regular items for class work. Fashion items change with every season so you will always find something new to meet your needs, from warmup wear to accessories to the lates fsahion in bodysuits.
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, so 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.