About Us

Applause Dancewear is a retail dancewear store located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood right across from the park in the same location that we have been in for 34 years since we opened in 1981. “We strive to be the store that every dancer automatically considers when they are deciding where to buy everything they need for dance. We want them to come to us because we have the selection they need and the customer service that keeps them coming back. Everyone that works in our store is a dancer, this insures the customer that they are receiving advice and information from a staff that is passionate and knowledgeable about what they are selling.” says Katie Wade Faught (owner).

Originally opened by Buddy and Cindy Wade when Cindy was the choreographer and creator of The Start Spangled Girls at Homewood High School. Their daughter Katie took over management and eventually ownership after completing her marketing degree at UAB. Applause Dancewear is truly a “Family owned and operated” store, but there are some things that Applause does to continue to evolve and grow with the needs and wants of the dancers of today. We have over 2700 square feet of retail space that we fill up with all of the latest fashion pieces, shoes, tights, liturgical and tutus from the top brands in the industry. We also stock an unbelievable amount of inventory so there is a very good chance that we will have your item in stock. Since our staff is made up of dancers we are always on the “cutting edge” of the newest items coming to the market and are usually the first ones to get those items into the store and try them out. We are always available by phone or email to answer any question you might have about an item you are interested in purchasing.

Whether you live in the state of Alabama and would like to visit our store in person or will be ordering with us online we are here to serve you and to make sure you receive everything you are looking for. Please check us out and like us on