Beginning as a small family owned shop run by dance teacher Linda Hill and husband Ted Hill in 1980, today Discount Dance Supply (DDS) has been expanded by siblings and co-owners Brian and Rhonda Hill into a dancewear conglomerate that includes six stores in the Southern California area, a DDS mail order catalogue, a web site store and an East Coast distribution center. The stores, catalogue and web site market to ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, ballroom and liturgical dance forms.
DDS is also known for its string of famous dancer catalogue cover models. Equipped to do photo shoots in-house or on location, DDS has shot American Ballet Theater Principal Ballerina Paloma Hererra, contemporary dancers Wade Robinson and Brian Freedman, and So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars favorites Katie Sheen and Chelsea Hightower.
Eager to give back to the dance community, DDS makes both monetary and material donations to charitable organizations such as St.Joseph’s Ballet, Hurricane Katrina victims and the National Dance Association. It has also implemented a teacher’s reward program in effort to recognize the hard work and dedication of dance teacher’s nationwide and to promote dance education. To shop Discount Dance Supply visit their web sites at www.dicountdance.com.