Footlights Support

Footlights Support

Update Announcement 03/26/24: 

To our Footlights patrons,

We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support that we’ve received in the last few days.

All of the donations, orders and the sharing of our post has been a huge help in so many ways. We are hopeful and optimistic that we’ll be able to get things turned around for the better as we continue to receive support, and the opportunity to outfit those who are shopping for dancewear; after all, that’s what we’re here for!

For those of you who are just learning about Footlights for the first time; we offer our expertise to you with fitting all of the merchandise we stock, from shoes to apparel. We even offer a Rewards program, and flexibility to order online with your account history at your fingertips. We also offer text, email and phone support for when you need assistance. We’re a local, family-owned business, with some of our employees who have been with us for over a decade. We’re not a franchise or some big enterprise; it’s just a small team of less than 10 people who make all of this possible. To learn more about our team and the history of Footlights:

We want all of our customers to know that we’ll be extending the Frederick Boutique hours to offer 61 hours a week of walk-in shopping time beginning April 1st. We accept walk-in fittings during our hours, and can assist with scheduling group fittings.

The Frederick boutique hours starting April 1st will go to:

Mondays: 10a-8p

Tuesdays: 10a-8p

Wednesdays: 10a-8p

Thursdays: 10a-8p

Fridays: 10a-8p

Saturdays: 10a-3:30p

Sundays: 10a-3:30p

The Silver Spring boutique will be able to offer their normal Wednesday hours again beginning April 1st and will be open:

Mondays: 12-6p

Tuesdays: by appointment only

Wednesdays: 12-6p

Fridays: 12-6p

Saturdays: 10a-3p

At this time, we’ve had no updates from our landlord about a new tenant being found, and will continue to be in the Silver Spring location through April.

To view this week’s hours, please visit our website here:

We will be closed for Easter, March 31st.

Original post, 03/24/24: 

Footlights has been a staple in the dance community of the greater Washington D.C. area for over thirty years and we’re on the brink of closing down operations entirely if things don’t improve financially. We need our patrons support now more than ever.
Help save our small business from closing down.
If you donate $50+, that goes towards your Footie Rewards points.
Any amount helps | Donations can be made here or contact us via email at for further assistance: 💕 
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