Balera is a Weissman owned brand developed primarily for studio owners, dance teachers and other boutique dance retailers. Balera make a range of beautiful dance wear, and some rather nice looking leotards in a range of colours – some of them suitable as ‘nudes’ for darker skinned dancers.
We have large numbers of readers contact us about FleshTone jazz slippers. These are hard to come by for anyone darker than ‘tan’ – and currently Blendz Dance Apparel is leading the market in this area (though this brand will often operate using a pre-order system).
Balera do have a ‘Hazlenut’ colour available in both children and women’s sizes. It’s not the darkest brown – it’s a ‘safe brown‘, but this colour is far better for those of you who have contacted us urgently looking for jazz shoes on short notice, and have had to grace the stage in a jarring pair of beige shoes. Balera’s Slip On Jazz Shoe is one of Balera’s best sellers, and prices start from $23USD.