The idea of the IDS (International Dance Supplies Ltd) Shop is a fairly recent one, and is part of Anne Walker’s commitment to Dance Teachers, helping them spend as much time as possible doing what they love; teaching dance.
Anne started her own dance school at the age of 17 and soon decided to make her student’s leotards using an ancient sewing machine bought with a £50 loan from her mum. Demand for her leotards grew, and eventually Anne stopped teaching and went into business full-time as a dancewear supplier.
IDS (International Dance Supplies Ltd) is now the largest wholesale dancewear supplier in the UK, and sells to teachers and schools all over the world.
Anne’s goal for the IDS Shop was to make life less complicated for the teachers, pupils and parents. She wanted the teachers to spend less time worrying about whether parents could find the right uniform, whether the uniforms all matched, ordering, administering and returning the products. She wanted parents to be able to find everything in one spot, and know instantly that it was all pre-approved by their child’s teacher, and she wanted the children to feel confident in how they were looking when they went to their lessons from the outset.
So if you are a dance teacher bogged down in paperwork, or a parent or student struggling to find the right uniform with your hectic lives, the IDS Shop should be right up your street.