Welcome to Encore Dance Costume Hire where our primary focus is being able to offer dance costumes for hire at a fraction of the cost of the value of the costume. We know how expensive costumes can be and sometimes the purchase of a new  or custom made costume is out of our reach. The inspiration comes from having a daughter who has recently graduated from the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne and has now been accepted into the Victorian College of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Dance at Melbourne University. Our aim is to:

  • provide an alternative and affordable option for students, parents and teachers for dance costumes

Why the name Encore? We thought that the meaning was fitting for the repeat and additional performance for each of our costumes

We hope that you love the selection of costumes that we have in our collection to date and the costumes still to come

Connect with us


On Facebook or by sending an email with your enquiry or using the Contact Us option.  We are based in a residential area of Christchurch where we can arrange a suitable time for a fitting.


Each costume has the hire cost listed below the Measurement information.  We strongly recommend that you pick up the costume approximately one week prior to when you require the costume. It is very important that the dancer is able to rehearse or practice in costume prior to the competition of performance.

Contact Us


Includes 2019 New Zealand regional and national competitions, Royal New Zealand Ballet performance dates and open classes, NZ School of Dance  Associates dates, School holidays in one handy location. Feel free to advise any additional dates, changes or information so we can keep this resource live. Click on the image below to view the PDF file

2019 Dance Calendar


Congratulations to Gabby Hawke from Southern Ballet Theatre! Winner of the Competitor’s Choice Award (sponsored by Encore) at the Christchurch Ballet Society, South Island Ballet Award 2018. We are very happy to have such a lovely young lady as the recipient of this special award


Encore Dance Costume Hire is proud to congratulate our very first recipient of the Encore Ballet Award - Performance at the Christchurch Competitions in July 2017. Well done to Sophie Siebuhr who trains at Anneliese Gilberd Academy.


Would your business like to sponsor a tutu or costume as part of our "TUTU GOOD" sponsorship? We have three levels of sponsorship available.

Your name or business name, website address and level of sponsorship will be associated with the costume purchased on both our Facebook Page and Website.

If you would like to know more about being part of the “TUTU GOOD” sponsorship and support our dancers of the future please contact me for more information. Our supporters will also be acknowledged in the Sponsorship area  below. Click on the image below for sponsorship options

Tutu Good Sponsorship


Linda Ayson and Christine van Tilburg

010A KIITRItutu is a joint sponsorship by Linda and Christine who fully funded this tutu. Triple Gold supporters. Thank you from Encore

Malvern Ballet School

019 Burgundy and Black tutu was donated by Malvern Ballet School and recreated by Encore. Thank you for your support!



McCrackens Sportswear and Goods

056 Gypsy Pink is kindly sponsored by McCrackens Sportswear and Goods - good reputation, great service, reliability and fantastic pricing. Offering a huge range of sports goods and accessories for a wide range of sports 


Please take a few minutes to read the terms and conditions for hiring by selecting the link above

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