Sparkles

Accessories

We may love to learn to dance, but there are so many things that can add to the enjoyment. What do you prefer – wearing some fun flirty skirt while taking lessons, getting our own music to practice with, videos to learn – so many choices.

General videos and stuff

Learn to Dance Videos and DVDs for social ballroom dancers of all levels (Beginning to Advanced). Dances include Bolero, Cha Cha, Country, Foxtrot, Hustle, Line Dance, Mambo, Merengue, Nightclub Two Step, Polka, Quickstep, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Shag, Swing (Single & Triple), Tango, Viennese Waltz, Waltz and West-Coast Swing.

Ballroomdancers.com Everything for dancers. You can look for clothes, partners, videos, etc. Great place.

DanceShopper.com They carry some ready to wear – both men and women’s, shoes, jewelry, accessories (including collars and braces for men), CD and videos, and rhinestones. Their ready to wear for women includes tops, shirts, and dresses by Espen International and Chrissane.

Dance Vision Lots of dance stuff — clothes, shoes, videos, music, etc.

Access Dance This site will tell you about competitions coming up. It does seem to be updated on a fairly regular basis. Old ones are dropped off and new ones are added. I use it to get info on comps I want to attend – dates, hotels, rates, costs, packages, etc.

Dance Lovers USA has over 70 Videos and DVDs for social ballroom dancers of all levels (Beginning to Advanced). Dances include Bolero, Cha Cha, Country, Foxtrot, Hustle, Line Dance, Mambo, Merengue, Nightclub Two Step, Polka, Quickstep, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Shag, Swing (Single & Triple), Tango, Viennese Waltz, Waltz and West-Coast Swing.

DSI London is, as you may guess, based in London, UK. This is not a local place unless London is local to you. But they have clothing, fabrics, rhinestones, shoes, accessories, books, videos, etc.

I found these sites surfing the web. I’ve only bought from a couple so I make no guarantee.

Check out info about makeup.


Sparkles, rhinestones, and jewelry

Who can resist the sparkles, rhinestones, or jewelry? And what about makeup?

DanceShopper is an shopping portal specializing in merchandising dancewear, ballroom dance shoes, ballroom dance music, dance supplies and accessories, as well as dance jewelry.

Rhinestonz & beads Here’s another site that sells rhinestones. June (runs the place) is in New Zealand but sells internationally. Take a look at her site. She has some great looking items.

Rhinestone Guy You can purchase rhinestones to put on a costume here. They have both glue on and sew on stones. They have a nice selection of colors and size. I’ve purchased stones from here and I’ve been very pleased with them. I may not be the most creative person, but these stones definitely give me ideas. If you choose to call (they are in the USA) you can ask if what you need is in stock. I had a time issue and was able to change my requirements to what they had in stock at that time. This site is also worth reading as he has information about the various types of rhinestones.

Chrisanne sells rhinestones. They are definitely worth a look if you need large quantities of some stones. Most of their stones seem to sell in 10 gross quantities (1 gross = 144 so do the math).

Rhinestones Unlimited has rhinestones, zippers, buckles, and other sparkly items for gowns. This site also has some YouTube videos that discuss how to put rhinestones on gowns. They even talk about the tools for this task.

DreamTimeCreations sells a variety of rhinestones, both glue on and sew on styles. They are worth looking into if you need stones. They also sell glue on pearls if you are looking for them. They sell small quantities and in bulk.

FireMountain Gems also sells a variety of crystals and other stones. They sell rhinestones for gluing on and for stringing if you need that style. They also sell in bulk.

Another place of interest to check out is DanzWorld. Their products are available on Amazon, though I think not everything is available there. I usually see their products at competitions.

I found these sites surfing the web. I’ve only bought from a couple so I make no guarantee.

2018 – Take a look at my blog for some information and pictures of what I use for hair sparkles (April 2018 post).