32nd Annual Back to Dance Sale Details

Boutique Shopping Wait Time

During the busiest time of the year (August-September) at Footlights, we anticipate wait times to exceed two hours for in person shopping on Saturdays. Weekday evening wait-times are anticipated to reach an hour to two hour wait times.

To help reduce this wait time, here are a few things you can do.

1) Shop during the week; the best time to arrive is mid-day, before 2p. No matter what, come prepared to wait for assistance and stay calm, we're here to help.

2) Know exactly what you need. If your studio has uniform requirements, you need to have that information for yourself. To get your uniform information, please contact the studio. Be prepared to know what you're looking for and reach out to your studio in advance with any questions you may have about your uniform needs prior to coming to Footlights. We do not have any studio uniform information on file for you.

3) Where able, please leave the kids and adults who don't need dancewear supplies, at home. Due to capacity restrictions, we will have lines outside for waiting to be allowed in. Trimming down the entourage gives other dancers & parents the chance to shop around and move the line along quicker.

4) Don't really need a fitting? Shop our online boutique instead. See more of why Online below.

Dates The Sale is Active

Our Annual Back to Dance Sale is active from August 6- August 20. Redeem with code: BTDS32

There will not be extended dating beyond August 20 or deals applied to previous purchases. We do not accept returns for the sole purpose of re-purchasing items for the discount amount.

Sale Deal

All full priced (in stock only) merchandise is 20% off. Redeem online + at the boutiques. CODE: BTDS32

Our BTDS cannot be applied to any orders placed prior to August 6th at 2p. Some merchandise and all services will be excluded from the sale altogether. Items not in stock are subject to the full retail value and will not be discounted once they come in, if the item arrives after the sale is over.

Fitting Hours + Group Appointments

We stop taking pointe fittings an hour prior to closing during the week and at 2p on Saturdays. This means, if you are in line by 1:55p, you will be guaranteed a pointe shoe fitting. Any dancer who shows up at 2p or after may be turned away from getting a pointe fitting.

Studios who want to schedule group fittings must contact us at least 30 days BEFORE their desired dates for coordination and approval PRIOR to notifying parents.

Group fittings that arrive together but were not scheduled with us will not be seen as a group and individuals are subject to our in-person guidelines. Instructors may be asked to wait outside due to capacity restrictions and will not be involved in the fitting process to ensure our fitters are able to proceed with our services without interruption and other dancers who are not part of the group are able to move in and out of the store under our capacity guidelines.

What to expect in person

If you have to come in, anticiapte a process to be in place.

1) You may be in a waiting queue outside. You will be asked to fill out a form that will help our fitters clarify what items you need for the day.

2) Once inside, you will be directed to where you need to either A) turn in your sheet to the Name Call pile or B) where to go for the item(s) you need

3) If your sheet goes to a Name Call Pile (or you were asked to add your name to the Name Call list); you are now in queue to be seen by a fitter. Your name will be called and then the child/person who needs to be fit will be asked to take a seat. Space is limited, guardians will be asked to wait in a nearby designated area to allow our fitters space to move comfortably around fitting areas. If you leave the store, you forfeit your spot. We will not call/text you unless ADA accommodations are needed.

4) Once you've finished your fittings/found what you needed, get in line for checkout.

Know our policies ahead of checkout

Learn about our most FAQ's and our policies before you shop by reading more here | Paying for merchandise assumes your agreement to our policies as they are stated.

Online Shopping = The Way to Crush the BTDS Rush

Online Shopping Perk

There will be FREE (domestic standard) SHIPPING for the entire Sale (August 6-20). No minimum purchase amount required during that time.

Save More with Footie Rewards

Repeat shopper? Have you checked your Footie Rewards balance lately? You might have points to save over 20% off your dancewear list now! No need to wait for the sale. Redeem your points and get your dance supplies before the rush.

Buy Now, Pay Later

Applicable clients can use the ShopPay feature on our site to breakdown payments easily. Learn more at checkout. ShopyPay by Affirm is a third party option, Footlights has no control over application processing, approval or payment terms.

Online Shopping Helper

We can assist you via our Chat Bubble, text or email to find exactly what you need online. If you need to place an order but are having difficulty, please contact us at info@dancefootlights.com or text (301)-888-6901 for assistance or send us a message via the Chat Bubble. Please allow us 24 business hours to respond due to the high volume of messages received, we do our best to respond to you the same day.

Hassle Free Store Credit Returns/Exchanges

Don't stress over "what if it doesn't fit" - we offer hassle free store credit returns/exchanges with an online Returns/Exchanges request portal. That way you don't even have to come in to process a return or exchange for applicable merchandise. This includes merchandise you purchased in store or over the phone!

Will selecting in store-pickup allow me to skip the line outside?

No. Unfortunately, we cannot skip the line for those who need to pickup an online order.

However, there will be a separate line outside that will be designated for those soley there to pickup their paid orders. These customers will not be allowed to shop in store, but will instead be given their items at the door or outside.

How quickly will I receive my order?

Orders are processed Monday-Saturday (excluding Thursdays); Parcels are typically retreived by carriers Monday-Friday (excluding Thursdays). Processing can occur for 24-48 hours depending on the day and time you place your order.

Once an order ships, you'll receive notifications based on the alerts you opted for at checkout. All parcels include a tracking number that you can access from your account order dashboard or your original confirmation email, in addition to your shipping notifications.

For further details regarding our processes, please check our FAQs here.

Know about our policies ahead of checkout

Learn about our most FAQ's and our policies before you shop by reading more here | You must agree to our terms + conditions + policies before you checkout online.

Boutique Contact + Hours of Operation

Please note; hours of operation are not our Fitting Hours. For Fitting Hours, please review here.