Get to know Applause!
Applause costumes and dancewear was first opened over a decade ago by dance teacher and performing arts lover, Dory Colby and her daughter Jinny Trotti. These two and the rest of our staff have worked very hard since day one to provide the best products and service to our customers, from make-up testing, to costume try-on, to dance shoe and pointe shoe fittings.
Need something that we don't have in stock? No problem, we'll order it for you as soon as possible.
We have three different floors for our athletics, theatrics, and magic and costuming. Upstairs is all of our athletic wear including all your tight needs, dancing and gymnastics leotards and shorts, as well as figure skating dresses. We also carry multiple different styles and colors of ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and pointe shoes. Either Jinny or Kendal will be more than happy to help with your shoe for best size and fit for your individual feet!
Downstairs is our theatre department where you can a wide variety of make-up and prosthetics ranging from glam to gore and a plethora of wigs to match. You'll also be able to find period costumes dating from the 50's-90's and ancient roman, egyptian, and renaissance costumes for men and women.
On street level we have our costume shop and our clowning, juggling, and magic shop. We both sell and rent regular and mascot costumes year round and have a selection of accessories and props to match. In our magic and clowning shop our resident magician Aaron is ready to answer any questions and help you find the perfect trick or gag to complete any performance.
We are a member of the National costumers Association, National Jugglers association and the Clowns of America International.