Encore Dance Costumes

Where our focus is offering dance costumes for performance and competitions or creating an ensemble for that special photo shoot. 

The inspiration comes from New Zealand born, Melbourne based independent dance artist

Summer Penney 

 Who is currently contracted to perform with Chunky Move Contemporary Dance Company in Melbourne. 

Summer graduated in 2020 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. Summer also graduated from the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Melbourne in 2017

Our aim is to:

"provide an alternate and affordable option for dancers, parents and teachers for dance costumes"

Why the name Encore?

"because once is never enough"

connect with us

We are based in a residential area of Christchurch where we can arrange a suitable time for viewing or fittings. 

Contact using the submission form or email directly


You will find us on Facebook and Instagram 

how it works

You will find the measurement information and hire cost listed alongside each of the costumes. 

The hire cost covers the week prior to performance or competition until the return date which is confirmed at time of booking.

Longer term hire is negotiable on request

The hire cost excludes courier costs.

And yes, we do courier costumes around New Zealand. 

Our Facebook page has a post on

How to Pack a Tutu

contact us

2022 dance event calendar

Includes 2022 New Zealand regional and national competitions, Royal New Zealand Ballet performance dates and open classes, New Zealand School of Dance events, workshops and school holidays. Feel free to use the submission form to advise of any additional dates, changes or information so we can keep this resource up to date. With the current Covid Traffic Light system, please check with the organisersregarding postponements and cancellations



2021 South Island ballet award

Congratulations Annabel Addison from Canterbury Ballet,winner of the Competitor Choice Award at the South Island Ballet Award held in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal

2018 south island ballet award

Congratulations Gabby Hawke from Southern Ballet Theatre, winner of the Competitor Choice Award held in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal

Encore Performance Ballet Award

Encore Dance Costume Hire congratulates our very first recipient Sophie Siebuhr of the Encore Performance Ballet Award  at the Christchurch Competitions in July 2017

Tutu Good Sponsorship

Would your business consider sponsoring a tutu as part of the Tutu Good Sponsorship? 

We have three levels of sponsorship to choose from.

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.

Tutu Good gold sponsors

Linda Ayson and Christine van Tilburg

010A KITRI tutu is a joint sponsorship by Linda and Christine who fully funded this tutu.  

Malvern Ballet School

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


tutu good silver sponsors

tutu Good bronze sponsors

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 


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