“Once the other dance parents started to see what Jane was making, they asked Jane to make dance costumes for their children.”
Hedgehog was told of a company in need of some support so reached out to find out more. Introducing MGN Dancewear! Hedgehog spoke to Adrian Rodgers on behalf of his wife and business owner Jane
Hello Adrian, tell us about MGN Dancewear.
Hello Hedgehog, We make fabulous and affordable handmade dance and practice wear for girls of all ages. We have a wide range of colour combinations and fabrics you can choose from. Jane can create any combination needed, whether you’d like a plain and simple black two piece outfit for your daughters first dance competition, or a set of bright pink velvet crop tops for an eye catching team troupe! We also also offer personalised shorts with any name you choose, which make an ideal gift for a little dancer.
Why did Jane start hand-making dancewear?
Our daughter started dancing when she was 5. It soon became apparent that the cost of dance costumes was high. Jane decided to buy herself a cheap sewing machine and teach herself to sew. Once the other dance parents started to see what Jane was making, they asked Jane to make dance costumes for their children, and that’s where it all started 20 years ago.
Wow 20 years and still going strong?
Business was going so good that 2 years ago I had outgrown the family home and we took the brave decision to move the business into a unit in Brownhills.
I noticed you said was!
Yes I did, the Covid pandemic has hit the business hard. Turnover is 92% down as a result of the pandemic. Dance schools are still not open and business is at a standstill. Despite this we are still very much open for business and our Ebay shop is live and the dance schools may be closed but children still like to practice at home.
What can people do to support you?
The biggest and easiest things people can do is like our pages, spread the word that MGN Dancewear exists, and shop with us. We are really lucky that we have 20 years experience and feedback on our dancewear is really positive as seen by the 100% rating on our ebay store.
How can people get in contact / shop?
Toll Point Trading Estate,
The Hedgehog wishes both Jane and Adrian well for the future and hopes that MGN Dancewear will continue to be a success for many years to come. Please give them your support for all your dance wear needs.