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M&I team, thank you for helping me offer a dancewear service to my students that sets me above my competition. Looking forward to many years to come!

Working with Irwin, Sarah, Ashley and the M&I team has been fantastic for my studio. I feel like I have acquired partners in my studio business!


Irwin's personal touch and attention to detail cannot be found in another dancewear company.


His willingness to visit the studio to walk through merchandising, pricing, and sizing is above and beyond. I never have to worry that my margins aren't correct or I'm over ordering because I know he's paying attention and I can trust him.


His year-end report is astounding and encompasses every single item purchased over the season so you can adjust and stock accordingly. It is a wonderful tool.

Teri Mangiaratti
In Sync Center for the Arts

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.

Hedy Perna


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!

Joe Lanteri

Founder/Executive Director,


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

Melissa Hoffman Dance Center,

Derry, NH

M&I Dancewear is more than shoes, tights, and dancewear—M&I is about customer service, integrity, and most importantly commitment!  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.

Sean Flannigan


United States Tournament of Dance

I dabbled in shoe and attire sales in the past, but the ordering and stocking was overwhelming. With M&I, 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!

Darlene Giordano Cummings


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!

Elizabeth Parkinson

Fineline Theatre Arts,

Sherman, CT

We are so pleased to have Irwin travel to our studio the last several years for pointe shoe fittings for our dancers.    Irwin insures that our dancers get the best style and customization for their pointe shoes, which results in the dancer being able to do her best en pointe whether a beginner or advanced student!

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Nina Scattaregia

Artistic Director, The Dance Factory & Augusta Youth Ballet Company

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. When Irwin and M&I Dancewear walked into our lives 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. 

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David Sanders


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. 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.

Nancy Turano

Artistic Director

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble

M&I Dancewear is the best company for all your dance studio needs. From recital tees, teddy bears, to leotards, shoes, and professional pointe shoe fittings, M&I can serve all your needs. As a studio owner, having one vendor to accomplish all my needs saves me time and headaches. Irwin, Sarah, and Ashley are a pleasure to work with and always accommodating. I highly recommend M&I Dancewear to all studio owners.

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Alicia Washburn


Dance It Out Studios

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Melissa Morgan


All-Starz Dance Academy

I use M&I for my recital shirts every year. At a time when I am my busiest, I can trust them to come up with the perfect design for my theme and to complete my order correctly and on time. Plus, they are fun to work with, too! Highly recommend!

M&I Dancewear’s support of DRA has ensured that 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.

Denise Roberts

Founding Director,

Dancers Responding to AIDS

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! I'm so happy to have met you and I call M&I Dancewear part of my FAMILY!

Dori Matkowski

Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center, Walled Lake, MI

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!! 

Donna Glover

Children's Coordinator, The Washington School of Ballet

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