What is Shades DanceWear?

SHADES dancewear is an inclusive UK brand that allows dancers to retain their identity and embrace their ethnicity from the minute they step into their first dance class.  We believe SHADES dancewear will revolutionize the way dancers of all skin tones view themselves, in a space that has yet to fully acknowledge inclusivity.

SHADES dancewear is the first UK dance brand to provide four shades of skin tone in all of their products in all child and adult sizes.  We are also the first brand in the globe to offer male dance supports in four shades too.

In a space where the  market  is saturated with dance brands that cater for only the few, SHADES dancewear is for the many.

Support the movement for change and embrace SHADES today, If you would be interested in becoming a SHADES Ambassador, please contact info@tiredmovement.com and register your interest

Shades DanceWear Products

Available in both children and adult sizes.

Please note the colours are an artist impression and may not match the actual products as you seen them on the screen. Get a Colour Match Swatch to confirm the shade dancwear you would like to purchase.

Select the image card of the shade of dance wear you are interested in and you will be taken to the product page in a new window where you can sign up to be notified by email when they become available.

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Colour Match Tight Swatch

Co-Founder of the TIRED movement, Stacey Green recalls the moment that she first found a make-up foundation that could be matched to her skin tone.  She remembers how emotional she felt and how empowered she was to be able to embrace her melanin.

As a former dancer, Stacey spent years unhappy about the dancewear that was available to her that didn’t match her skin.  From pink ballet tights and shoes, to pale shimmer tights and underwear.

SHADES dancewear offers you a unique colour match swatch that dancers can order to ensure that each of our products are matched perfectly with their skin.

The impact of being able to do this is something that only our beautiful black and brown skinned dancers will fully understand.

Don’t delay, order your colour match swatch today!


Flesh Tone Shades


Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was seen as the father of tap dance.


Raven Wilkinson was one of the first African-American ballerinas.


Founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre


Pearl Primus was one of the grande dames of African-American dance. 

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson was seen as the father of tap dance.  He was the first black solo performer to star on the white vaudeville circuits.

Pantone / 412 C / #302313 Hex Colour Code

Raven Wilkinson was one of the first African-American ballerinas, who during the 1950’s danced with Ballets Russes under the condition she posed as a white dancer by painting her face.

Pantone / 7553 C /#554426 Hex Colour Code

Founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alvin nurtured black artists and was the pioneer of programs that promoted arts in education, particularly benefiting underserved communities.
Pantone / 7552 C / #846330 Hex Colour Code

Pearl Primus was one of the grande dames of African-American dance.  A dancer, choreographer, director and activist, Pearl helped to promote African dance as an art form worthy of study and performance to disprove the myth of savagery.

Pantone / 872 C / #8A744D Hex Colour Code

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