Dance Wear for children

So ... my 5 year old is in dance. I went to buy a leotard and tights at Target (because Walmart Does not carry them ) and they did not have her size... so I googled dance stores and found one in our town and went in... they had such a wide array of dance clothes in various sizes that we found something... although they were about 10.00 more than target! I knew i was going to pay a higher price than target but it was SO expensive I had to look at the tags before I let my daughter try on anything. I mean tights were 13.00 .... ! For you moms in dance classes is this the norm...spending oodles on dancewear ... is it just par for the course? i mean I guess she will wear the leotard and tights to every class so it will get use and she LOVES the style we choose ... I was just not prepared for the prices!

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    03/16/14
    i do suppose if my 5 year old was a slender Ballerina type dancer she would fit into the Target ones... but she is a little chunky in the middle that tends to have her go up a size in leos and swimsuits.
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      03/16/14
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      03/16/14
      Yeah they had gymnastics leos there too... they were almost 50.00 i could not believe it! ... But I was just glad my daughter is not in ice skating those are astronomical!
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        03/16/14
        Tessa
        My girls were in dance and I luckily found their outfits at Gabriel Brothers for about $10-15 a piece but the dance store I went to wanted like $25 for just the tutus, that's crazy.
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          03/16/14
          4Katie
          Check out Kmart, Kmart carries dance clothes for pretty reasonable prices.
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            03/18/14
            Tessa... never heard of Gabriel Brothers.... Katie... thanks I have to check that out!
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