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The International Dance Design Store near Missouri City

Ballroom and Latin Dancewear, Ballroom Dance Shoes and Accessories

Business Hours:
Mon: 3p.m. - 7 p. m.
Tue: 1p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wed: 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Thur: 1p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri: 10a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Store Phone:
1-832-486-9449

International Dance Design storefront

11758A Southwest Fwy
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Houston, TX 77031

next to DanceSport Club
 

Visit our dance store, located near Missouri City, TX. We offer dance products for men, women and children, including custom designed Ballroom and Latin dance costumes, Ballroom dance shoes, Latin and Salsa dance shoes, jewelry, practice and special occasion clothing, and dance related accessories. In addition we offer ballet and jazz dance shoes and dancewear. Whether your goal is social, competitive or performance dancing, International Dance Design features “style from head to toe.”

 

Ballroom/Smooth Gowns

Our Ballroom gowns, designed for ladies performing or competing in International Standard and/or American Smooth styles of dancing, enhance the appearance of movement as you dance across the floor. In addition, colors and designs catch the eye with their brilliance and/or original patterns.

Tail and Smooth Suits

Find a variety of affordable designs and attractive custom made clothing for your every Standard/Smooth performance need in this category. Classy and elegant, our tail suits and vests leave you "dressed for success."

   

Ladies' Latin/Rhythm Dresses

Searching for costumes to wear for an International Latin and/or American Rhythm performance or competition? International Dance Design features unique, cute and sexy costumes that not only impress your partner, but also capture the attention of your entire audience. Our collection enhances the appearance of Latin movement as you dance across the floor.

Men's Latin Shirts and Pants

Many designers, unfortunately, pay little attention to male Latin dancers. At International Dance Design, we truly believe that the man is "half" of a couple, and should get just as much attention as the lady. Created for men seeking original or classic costumes that not only impress their partners, but also the entire audience, our collection is specially created to enhance the appearance of Latin movement as you dance.

   

Practice Clothing

Whether the goal is competition, performance, or social dancing, every dancer spends hours perfecting their skills. Our practice clothing includes everything from simple casual for practice with just you and or partner, dressy practice wear for socials or outings at a club. In addition, many of our practice dresses, and/or some of our competition dresses can be used for syllabus competition as well. Most practice dresses come with bra cups and full body suit, unless you specify otherwise.

Dance Accessories

"On display" from the minute you walk into the room, put on your shoes or await your turn to perform, dancers, like you, are always watched and yes, evaluated. Having the perfect accessories to complete your look is essential to achieving a "professional" and polished appearance. Included is our collection of those little things that make life more fashionable. Without them a "first impression" would be no more than just okay.

   

Ballroom Dance Shoes, Latin and Salsa Dance Shoes, Men, and Boys and Girls

At International Dance Design, our main priority is to make our customers happy. That's why, due to popular demand, we have selected (and will continue to select) only the most comfortable dance shoes for the price. We understand that to dance well, one must use a dance shoe that not only looks good with what you are wearing and performs well for its intended purpose, but most importantly fits well and is comfortable. After having road tested more than a dozen brands of shoes and over fifty individual styles, we have selected some of our favorite brands to share with you. And, we often get new styles. Check back regularly for new additions to our collection.

   

Jewelry

Add the finishing touch to any costume or social dress with our beautiful, yet reasonably priced, jewelry. Our collection features both clip-on and post earrings, necklaces, hair pieces, casual jewelry, pins and earring and necklace sets in a wide variety of styles and colors. Check out our store for new jewelry coming in all the time.

   
 

Custom Designs

At International Dance Design, we believe that each person is unique. Your body style, personal taste in clothing, hair, skin and eye color, manner of movement and what you want accentuated, are all part of what make you who you are. Our goal is to enhance your best features and deemphasize slight imperfections, while allowing for expression of your personal style. Our Custom Orders create something very special just for you. For example, you may have an idea of the kind of dress you want, but, unfortunately, we do not have that particular design currently available. In these cases, we can make a completely new costume, from scratch, according to your ideas. On the other hand, if you have no idea what you want, we can offer you a design developed personally for your needs.

In addition, at International Dance Design, we minimize customization fees in order to make it easier for the "real person" to afford. Therefore, even if you don't have a celebrity's budget, you will still look like a "star" when you go out in style wearing a piece of clothing designed and created especially for you.

Visit our store to view some of the fabrics we have "in stock" and ready to use for your "perfect" outfit.


Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance supplies

International Dance Design also provides dance supplies for Ballet, Jazz and Modern dancers. We carry a wide selection of ballet and jazz dance shoes, dance leotards and tights for women, men and children.

   

Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Shoes for Children, Ladies and Men

We offer comfortable and affordable Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Shoes. We understand that to dance well, one must use a shoe that not only looks good and performs well , but most importantly fits well and is comfortable. We carry dance shoes in stock in women sizes 5 through 11 in select styles. For children sizes start at child size 5. Be advised, that many children grow very fast nowadays and may already require adult sizes.

Ballet and Jazz Dance Shoes
   
Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Leotards

Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Leotards

International Dance Design offers dance leotards and apparel from an industry leader DANSKIN. For over 125 years Danskin has been developing clothing that meet every dancer's needs: essential layers to keep muscles warm and limber; innovative fabrics that move and breathe with the dancer keeping comfortable and cool. Danskin dance apparel features clean, flattering lines and performance fabrics that enhance the beauty of the movement. Made of high-end spandex material DANSKIN dance leotards absorb moisture and dry quickly. Plus, high quality materials developed for dance perform well, avoiding frustrating "stretch and never come back" result.

Our dancewear and leotards come in basic colors and styles often required for a variety of dances and purposes. From beginners to more advanced ballet, jazz and modern dancers, our dancewear is flexible enough to meet many needs and durable enough to be worn every day and withstand rigorous training by the more ambitious dancers. Our dancewear is a "must have" for every dancer's wardrobe. Be sure you're well prepared for class by stopping by International Dance Design to select your basics today!

   

Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Tights

International Dance Design offers a variety of Danskin dance tights for adult dancers. You can choose from footless tights, footed tights or even convertible tights when in doubt! Danskin Classic Microfibre dance tights are excptionally smooth and soft. These professional quality tights have beautiful finish, dry quickly and offer stretch and recovery of spandex. The gusset is dued-to-match in Coolmax (c) - giving moisture management where you need it most. We offer dance tights in a variety of colors including pink, black, white and flesh color. Other colors can be special ordered, please contact us for more information. For professional dancers and performers we also offer black and suntan colored fishnet tights.

Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance Tights

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes for Children and Adults

Find a variety of fun, yet challenging affordable Ballroom and Latin dance classes for adults and children at DanceSport Club near Missouri City, TX.

History of Missouri City

The area in which Missouri City is now located holds a significant part in the history of Texas that dates back to its early days as part of the United States . In August 1853, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway (BBB&C), began operating its first twenty miles (32 km) of rail line that stretched from Harrisburg (now Houston ) to Stafford's Point (now Stafford ). It was the first railroad to begin operating in Texas , and the first standard gauge railroad west of the Mississippi River .

The railway continued its extension westward until, in 1883, it linked with its eastward counterpart, completing the Sunset Route from Los Angeles to New Orleans . Today, the route of the BBB&C (now owned by the Union Pacific Railroad ) is still an important and heavily operated railroad line.

In 1890, two real estate investors from Houston (R.M. Cash and L.E. Luckle) purchased four square miles of land directly on the route of the BBB&C, only a mile and a half from its first stop at Stafford's Point. They advertised the property as "a land of genial sunshine and eternal summer" in St. Louis, Missouri , and its surrounding areas. Three years later, W.R. McElroy purchased 80 acres (320,000 m 2 ) in the same vicinity, and in effort to promote the area jointly with Cash and Luckle in St. Louis , he named it "Missouri City" . Its first actual settlers were from Arlington, Texas , near Dallas and Fort Worth .

The settlement was officially registered in Texas in 1894, and began to take shape as a railroad town along present-day US 90A at Texas Parkway, then known as Main Street and Blue Ridge Road. Its growth took an unexpected turn when, on February 14, 1895, shortly after the first group of settlers had arrived, the town was hit with a blizzard . This discouraged some of the newcomers who gave up and moved elsewhere. Those unwaivered stayed and found success in farming and ranching .

Among its first businesses were a blacksmith shop, a depot, and a general store, which also housed the first post office . The first Catholic church was built in 1913, but was destroyed by a hurricane in 1915. The new church built to replace it stood until 1990.

Oil was discovered in nearby Blue Ridge in 1919; soon after, a salt mine opened there. Missouri City became the railroad shipping point for these two resources. In 1925, at the same location, natural gas was discovered. After a pipeline had been constructed the following year, Missouri City became the first town in Fort Bend County to make use of natural gas .

With the benefit of a railroad, Missouri City had already been home to commuters who, by train , commuted to adjacent towns like Stafford's Point and Sugar Land to work. With the increase of automobiles and improvement of roads and highways in the early part of the 20th century, the developing community gradually attracted a wealth of newcomers. This gave birth to a new generation of commuters replacing railroad commuters that eventually became obsolete. By the 1950s, the town began to take shape as a notable " bedroom community " suburb of Houston .

After fear and rumor spread of possible annexation of the unincorporated town by Houston, town leaders scrambled to piece together a city government . On March 13, 1956, the community that began as a small settlement more than 55 years earlier was incorporated .

Missouri City has since seen tremendous economic growth, moving eastward, southward, and then westward. The city was first made over by Fondren Park (in Harris County ), near US 90A, in the early 1960s, followed by Quail Valley , along Cartwright Road between Texas Parkway and Murphy Road, in the late 1960s. It should be noted that, unlike neighboring Houston , Missouri City has been a zoned city since 1981. Multifamily complexes (e.g. apartments and condominiums) are a rare find because of the current zoning ordinance .

In the 1970s, an influx of middle-class African Americans - most of them first-time homeowners - were attracted to developing communities south and west of Houston . Many of them made the subdivisions of Missouri City home. This influx occurred after an economic downturn caused property values and interest rates to drop. Teal Run and other unincorporated areas east of Highway 6 became ethnically diverse before neighborhoods farther west. Movement by black families has been characterized by neighborhood hopping, whereby families who can afford to move go to majority white neighborhoods, ostensibly to escape possible negative influences to their children. As a result of the influx, some white families moved to different communities and neighborhoods in a response known as " white flight ". (White Flight usually further decreases property values, whereby a neighborhood is no longer seen as desirable to a significant segment of the population, and therefore worth less. Low income families tend to fill the void left by whites, and the process starts over again when minority members of the community once again seek a better neighborhood to live in.) Many of the newcomers were employees within nearby Houston work centers (e.g., Texas Medical Center , Greenway Plaza ). A lot of Middle Class African Americans call Missouri City home. In 2000, it was named a model city for Middle-class African Americans by Black Entertainment Television (BET) .

The Missouri City area's recent upscale, master-planned residential developments include Lake Olympia , south of Quail Valley, and portions of Riverstone , south of State Highway 6 . The nearby unincorporated area of Sienna Plantation , also located south of State Highway 6, is situated on and around land once occupied by plantations where, among other things, sugarcane and cotton were harvested.