About Us

The Dancer’s Den  has two studio locations in northwest Austin. The Mesa location is in the heart of the Northwest Hills neighborhood, and the Plaza 183 location is located near the Anderson Mill and Jollyville neighborhoods.

We are your one stop shop in the Austin area for toddlers, children, and adults. Everything needed for ballet, jazz, and tap.

About Us

The Dancer’s Den is a locally owned and operated dance wear store in Austin, TX.

Our friendly, personable and professional staff is here to perfectly outfit you or your dancer and answer any dance related questions you might have.

Our mission is to encourage and inspire future generations of dancers by offering our own personal support and sharing our experiences. Our staff is committed to and involved in the Austin dance community. We strive to offer you an impressionable experience while outfitting you and your families in quality fashionable dance wear at affordable prices. We are here for you - to nourish and support you and your families love for dance.

Dancer's Den Staff

  • Edwina graduated from UT with a B.A. in Education and has been teaching dance for 42 years. She grew up dancing at her mother’s studio, the Shirley McPhail School of Dance,. Edwina studied dance in 1974-75 at Sullins College in Bristol, VA, and then returned to UT to get her degree in Physical Education. She has been on the faculty for several dance conventions(TATD) and has taught at ‘Tap it Up!’ Ever since her mother’s death in 1997, she has continued the SMSD tradition of dance here in Austin. She has also served on the TATD Board of Directors for well over 20 years. Edwina is married to Neal Worley, is a handbell ringer, an active member of Community Bible Study, loves to fish and has two grown ‘dancing’ daughters, Elizabeth & Kristin.

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  • To say that dancing and teaching is literally in my blood is an understatement as I am the granddaughter of Shirley McPhail and the youngest daughter of Edwina McPhail Worley. I began dancing at the age of three with Miss Trish… I mean, who didn’t? Growing up, I was always following in Miss Trish and Miss Teresa’s shadow, and knew that one day, I wanted to teach just like them. Luckily, that dream came true!

    I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I taught 2nd grade in East Austin, and am now working at the studio and The Dancer’s Den full-time. I have such great passion learning the ropes of the family business, and can’t wait to start teaching the babies!

    I LOVE my job and couldn’t ask for better bosses: my grandfather, Larry McPhail, and my mom, Edwina. I am so blessed to be able to share my grandmother’s love of dance with children and in my Austin community!

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  • Kelly has been involved as a teacher and Manager at SMSD & the Dancers Den since 1986. She has also worked for Capezio and several other dance retail stores. She has been a member of Texas Association Teachers of Dance since 1995. Kelly does most of the studio’s and Dancer’s Den photography and video, and runs the websites for both Dancer’s Den and SMSD.

  • Tanci has been sharing her love of teaching dance for over 14 years and has lived in Austin for 8 years and has been an instructor at SMSD for the past 5 years.

    Tanci is the new Mesa Studio manager as well as the Store Manager for the Mesa location Dancer’s Den. Tanci has been married to her wonderful husband, Brandon, for 6 years and hopes to start a family in the near future!

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  • Amanda Hinchliffe grew up in Austin and dancing at SMSD. Her first teacher was Miss Trish and continued dancing up until high school in the SMSD Performing Troupe and then in high school as a member and officer of the Anderson High School Trojan Belles.

    Amanda has her bachelors in Psychology from Texas State University and studied sign language at ACC. She also works at Austin Regional Clinic as a Patient Services Representative and takes several adult classes at SMSD.

    She and her husband Gabriel have a daughter Trinity who is 4 and takes class from Miss Laure and Miss Trish at the Plaza location.

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  • Elyssa Schroeder came from Georgia where she cultivated 8 years of dance supply experience. She has 20 years of dance experience and is currently a certified Zumba instructor. Elyssa is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas working on her Masters in Social Work.

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What We Carry

The Dancer’s Den is an authorized retailer for Bloch ● Mirella ● Body Wrappers ● Capezio ● So Danca ● M Stevens ● Motion Wear ● Mondor ●AMB ● Dasha ● Funky Diva ● Basic Moves ● Water Colour ●Trendy Trends ● Heart N Soul ● Sugar and Bruno ● Bun Heads ●  Sassi Designs ● Horizon ● Popatu ● Dansbags ● OffStage Essentials ●  And More



  In addition to the extensive offering of dance skirts for both Adult and Children.  We carry a variety of camisole, short-sleeve, and long-sleeve bodywear for dance teams as well as seasonal fashion items  in an assortment of colors. These tops can always be mixed and matched with huge selection of exercise pants and shorts.

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Dancer's Den carries a wide selection of Capezio and Bloch ballet shoes for toddlers, children and adults. You can choose either full sole or split sole leather and a professional staff member is always there to insure the best fit for your specific shape of foot.  

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Our dance accessories and gifts are a big hit with all dancers, "old" and young. Our dance bags range from small for our youngest dancers to large enough for our teens and adult dancers to carry all of their dance accessories and shoes to class!

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No matter what age your dancer is we have something to fit the occasion!  You can also purchase gift certificates to the Dancer's Den in any amount! 

 

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We know how much dancer's love to accesorize their outfits and that includes their hair! We carry bows in all sizes and shapes as well as bun covers, bun builder's and the must for every performer an "emergency bun kit" which includes, hair nets, hair bands, hair pins, bobby pins and a comb!

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The Dancer’s Den carries a selection of Capezio, Bloch  and So Danca jazz shoes staring at size 11 1/2 in children sizes through 11 in adults’ sizes in both black, tan and caramel. We do offer a several different styles in So Danca and Bloch  slip-on shoes that will fit all widths. We also stock and can special order Capezio FootUndeez in all colors, styles and sizes.

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We carry a variety of styles and lengths in Capri and Full length Jazz pants and seasonal colors, styles as well as basic shorts from Motionwear and Capezio.

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For one of your most essential dancewear needs, our collection of dance tights includes durable fishnets, convenient transition convertibles, footed and footless styles.

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From graphic print tanks, buttons, t-shirts and gift items our versatile collection of dance tops work hard and look great from practice to performance and work as wonderful gifts for your dancer no matter what their age!

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The Dancer’s Den carries a varied selection of Capezio, Bloch and So Danca tap shoes for toddlers, children and adults. Our selection includes lace-up or Mary Jane styles and our children styles include either leather or patent leather.

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The Dancer's Den would  love an opportunity to provide your dance team with whatever they need for Recital, competition, Football season performance  or class needs.  We offer generous bulk discounts that are very beneficial to you, your students and parents. We will be happy to come to your location or School  to do the sizing as well as deliver merchandise. Please contact Kelly Treybig at the Plaza location 512-250-9841 to set up an appointment or get information on discounts.

Mesa Dancer's Den

 

Mesa Location Hours

8020 Mesa Drive
Hours
Monday 10:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 -6:00
Thursday 10:00 – 6:00
Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 9:00 – 4:00
Sunday CLOSED

Plaza Dancer's Den

 

Plaza Location Hours

13450 North Hwy 183, Suite 234
Hours
Monday 10:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 -6:00
Thursday 10:00 – 6:00
Friday CLOSED
Saturday 9:00 – 3:00
Sunday CLOSED