227 Route 33 East, Unit #2
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
Toll Free: 888-282-0330
Irwin Liss - CEO
Ashley Risden-Bush - Color Guard Designer and Coordinator
Sarah Risden - Custom Designer and Coordinator
Cathy Graziano - Sales Manager (Midwest, Southwest, and West Coast)
Richard Bilenker - Corporate Accountant
Pete Sayegh - CIO
M & I Dancewear’s support of DRA has ensured that young dancers continue to have performance opportunities such as Stars of Tomorrow and Dancin' Downtown at The Joyce Theater and that those in need nationwide struggling with life-threatening illnesses and life’s challenges have access to medicines, counseling, shelter and so much more. Thank you Irwin & Marilynn for making a difference in the lives of so many dancers, teachers & students.
Founding Director, Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA)
Thanks a million for so many years of prompt and honest service! You have kept up on what my dancers need. You have brought to my attention new and exciting lines. You have made sure that every detail is met and ON TIME DELIVERIES! M & I has been so supportive to my dancers and family. I'm so happy to have met you and I call "M & I Dancewear" part of my FAMILY! I'll be forever grateful to you and Marilynn.
Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center | Walled Lake, MI
Having worked with Irwin and M&I for so many years, I find the personal attention and attention to detail second to none. Irwin and Ashley always work to accommodate us, and working with our crazy schedule, they are always on top of everything, and one step ahead of our needs. They anticipate our orders in advance, and always work so hard to make it happen when we are in a pinch. I couldn’t do it without them! I know it sounds crazy, but Irwin knew that I was in need of specific merchandise that was backed up with his printer…. He drove to me and dropped it off so that I would have it for my Nationals at 12:05AM….(five hours before we were leaving in the middle of the night….) Now if that is a shining example of customer care and service, I don’t know what is! I’ll use M&I and have the crew fused with us at Dancers Inc. forever.
Executive Director | Dancers Inc.
Before M&I, we often floundered about where to go for various costume and uniform needs. With a shortage of time (and always a shortage of money) having the assistance of the remarkable team at M&I has been invaluable. We now offer all uniform items at our front desk. Irwin even redesigned our space to allow for better presentation and storage. Thanks Irwin!!
School Manager, Children's Coordinator, The Washington School of Ballet
After 25 years of studio ownership, I’ve learned that you get what you pay for. With M&I Dancewear you get quality products that may not be the most inexpensive choice, but the value of peace of mind and reliable customer service is priceless.
Director, Perna Dance Center
I am grateful for my continued partnership and friendship with Irwin, Marilynn and everyone at M & I. They share my passion for dance and supporting young talent. Definitely a class act!
Founder/Executive Director NYC DANCE ALLIANCE
I have been a customer of M&I since its inception and with Irwin Liss for the past 22 years. In that time I have always received customer service and quality beyond my expectations!! I know I can call with a last minute need or a custom cut and get them within a more than reasonable time frame-at times within a day!! They are truly my "go to" suppliers! The company not only is on top of customer service, but treat you like family!!
Melissa Hoffman Dance Center - Derry, New Hampshire
M & I Dancewear is more than shoes, tights, and dancewear, M & I is about customer service, integrity, and most importantly commitment! Their personal love and commitment to the dance community is evident in all that they do. As a proud and loyal sponsor of United States Tournament of Dance, Inc.® since 2003, they have proven their support for the dance community in a multitude of ways and for that we are very thankful! The values from which both M & I and USTD have been founded upon are shared through this unique relationship and we look forward to working with M & I to better serve the dance community for years to come.
United States Tournament of Dance, Inc.® President and CEO
I have been in business for almost 20 years and working with M& I for over 5 and wish I had found them years before! I dabbled in shoe and attire sales in the past but the ordering and stocking was overwhelming with everything else that needed to get done. Now, they tell me popular items, sizes, and correct stock I need according to prior sales. Their customer service is excellent and they are so easy to work with. The custom work has been a hit and keeps our name in the public in fun and exciting ways. I highly recommend M&I Dancewear-it is a great company full of great people!
Darlene Giordano Cummings
Owner/Director American Dance Academy
Irwin has been an amazing asset to our ballet program. What a luxury to be able to get a great fit for the girls right at the studio. I love to be there to communicate what I want for my students and advocate for them during their fittings. Irwin is patient, knowledgeable, and really strives to get it right with each student!
Fine Line Theatre Arts, Sherman CT
Our studios have been in business for 35 years and did not actively sell shoes & dancewear for almost 25 of those years because it was a major hassle and not worth the slim profit margin. 3 years ago Irwin and M & I Dancewear walked into our lives and all of that changed. They have delivered on everything they promised us when they came in for a free consultation. We now have a shoe & dancewear boutique that is worth our while to run because M & I has made it super easy to stock, order & return. Their entire staff is always friendly and available to help. They actually understand and always accommodate the needs of our dance studios. We only use M & I for our shoe & dancewear needs and highly recommend them to everyone, whether your needs be big or small. With customer service that is second to none, we wouldn't think of looking elsewhere.
David & Kim Sanders
Owners/Directors-David Sanders Dance Dynamics
Irwin, is one of the rare individuals that really is a "MASTER" point shoe fitter. He has worked with my dancers both at New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble and students in the professional division of The Alvin Ailey School. He takes the time to work with each dancer individually to find the right shoe and fit that enhances their foot. Irwin goes the extra mile to make special fit shoes for dancers, adjusting material, shank strength and box. He is passionate about dance and his knowledge and skill are a result of his many years of professional experience. We are grateful to have Irwin as our official point shoe fitter at NJDTE.
Artistic Director / New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble