Basic Dance Fabrics
DSI London provides the most complete colour co-ordinated range of basic and essential dance fabrics. All our base dance fabrics are specifically dyed to match our DSI colour range. This category includes all non stretch base dance fabrics commonly used to produce a Ballroom or Latin dress including top layer and underskirt fabrics.
The most commonly used fabrics for Ballroom top skirts and floats is georgette, as this fluid 100% polyester fabric embodies the elegant moves of the Standard dances. Georgette simply floats and drapes magnificently showing off movement most elegantly. For intense fluorescent colour try our luxury georgette. Pearl chiffon, also known as satin chiffon, has a glossy texture that oozes luxury and is very popular for the outside layers of standard skirt. This is down to the smooth movement on the floor and its lustrous silky finish. Stretch Satin is predominately one way stretch and so we have included it with our non stretch essential base fabrics. The one stretch feature is actually vital to avoid any dropping and bounce in the Ballroom skirt. Stretch Satin lend itself ideally for Ballroom and Latin dresses but is also commonly used for men shirts, notably our famous Stretch Satin shirt. Georgette, pearl chiffon and stretch satin are ideally suited for sunray pleating creating these wonderful pleated half circles to use for the skirts of a Ballroom costume. Please phone our sales team for your pleating requirement.
All these three essential dance fabrics, georgette, pearl chiffon and Stretch satin provide the ideal base for visually stunning shading combinations. For our shaded fabric we combine two of our DSI colours to create the beautiful transition that makes such an impact on the dance floor. There are many combinations for you to choose from. Exclusive to DSI London are radius colour shades to allow a gradual colour shade in a half circle.
Twinkle nylon, also referred to as organza, is the perfect underskirt base fabric as to create volume without stiffness. Our Twinkle offers amazing colour brightness and is now even used for the top layer of Ballroom skirts. Similar to twinkle, stiff net is regularly used for the Ballroom underskirts and is also suited as top layer of the skirts. We have an amazing colour spectrum of colours and never forget, that our tulle can be used for ballet tutus. Soft net, which we lovingly call dream weave, adds a feminine and romantic touch to any dance costume. Primarily used as top layer of skirts to soften the look, we offer a comprehensive colour coordinated range. Princess satin chiffon is a luxury alternative to georgette and pearl chiffon, we particularly love the metallic shades as they look like molten gold and silver. Bejewelled chiffon available in black, flamenco, purple and rose pink will sparkle up any dance dress.