Ballet Basics is a dancewear shop run from home in Edgemead, Cape Town that prides itself on personalised service and quality products. We do not only focus on ballet, but includes all dance forms. Many ice skaters and gymnasts also avail themselves for their hair accessories and tights. All dancers are seen by appointment. We offer personalised appointments to ensure the best service possible.

Ballet Basics is run by Belinda Mortley and as a mom of a dancer she realises how much children and especially girls, love to dance but is also aware of their parent's pockets.

Belinda bought the business in July 2008 and has built it up to the successful business it is today not just supplying local studios and dancers but also dancers further afield and as far away as Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. Much of the stock is bought from local businesses in South Africa and especially the Cape Town area and Belinda prides herself in personally knowing the individual staff who manufacture the garments and shoes.

Service as well as ensuring the correct fit is important to Belinda so it is far better for the dancer concerned to come for a fitting. In the case of the dancer being from out of town, please contact Belinda for further details and pricing.


Ballet Basics offers a wide range of dancewear at affordable prices and exceptional service. Personal service is offered to each dancer on appointment. Dance teachers can avail themselves of a fitting service at their studio for uniform items or a branded studio range to suit their requirements.

A wide range of dancewear is available. This includes leotards, skirts, a variety of dance shoes, hair accessories and a full range of tights. Additional items can be sourced depending on your requirements.

The space for stock is limited but should you be looking for a particular style / colour, orders can be placed but this does take extra time. This applies to individual dancers as well as studios.

Dance Shows and School Concerts are also catered for, with costumes and props sourced and supplied to specification, however please leave sufficient time for a smooth hassle experience.

contact Belinda directly.