About Us

Our Story

The idea of Adage Dance was born late in 2014, and was our vision was realised when we opened our doors on Saturday 8th August 2015.

We have a small boutique based in the gorgeous spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, which is the home to Bettys, Stray FM and some glorious countryside.

Adage Dance is run by Sandi along with a small team of dancers and dance Mom(s). Each of us loves to dance, either participating, encouraging others or simply to watch. Because of our love of dance, we have a never-ending enthusiasm to provide fantastic service to our customers and because of that, we get lots of repeat custom!

As an independent retailer, we want to supply our customers with lots of choice for stunning dance wear, a wide selection of dance shoes and regulation school uniforms for our fantastic local dance schools.

Adage Dance offers a specialist pointe shoe fitting service by appointment, please call us on 01423 530777 or use the Contact Us page to request your preferred date and time.

We love to pass on our passion for dance, musical theatre and creative arts to our customers and followers, if you have a question, or want some information, just pop in and have a chat with us.

Outside of Adage Dance, we all have various passions 


Sandi has two dogs that have her wrapped around their paws, she loves to create with various Arts and Crafts, which are then used to help create awesome window displays! She also enjoys great Yoga, Ballet, Coffee and Gin!

Anna Loves to create wonderful cakes, plays netball and plays taxi driver to three girls who all dance!

Gaby & Tally

Gaby & Tally work on a Saturday and are studying for their A Levels, as well as being Seniors at their dance school dancing most nights.

We have been blessed to have some wonderful assistants that have now gone on to professional training or to study at University. We miss them every week, but they do occasionally pop in to reprise their roles during the holidays. Keep an eye out for these beauties, and if you are considering vocational dance courses versus taught degrees, these are the girls you need to talk to.

Sandi’s training and Adage Dance was guided in its early days by the expert advice and knowledge of Debbie, and everyone that came to Adage was able to ask for her advice and benefit from her knowledge. Whilst Debbie has moved on to pastures new, she is an integral part in the history of Adage Dance, and we miss her.