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BalTogs (Ballet Toggery) is regarded as a leader and innovator in the dance apparel industry. Headquartered in North Bergen, NJ, BalTogs creates clothing with distinctively unique style, while still adhering to the classic look of the modern dancer. As one of the last remaining domestic garment manufacturers in the United States, our company offers hundreds of styles of dancewear in dozens of fabrications and colors.
The BalTogs story began with humble beginnings with its founding in 1974, a time when the performance industry cried out for more affordable dance apparel. It was a time when the only available fabric was 100% Nylon. In its infancy, Baltogs slowly developed a small following, specializing in leotards, tights, unitards, skirts, leg warmers, tunics, and briefs.
In the 1980's, however, the dance world experienced a revolution with the introduction of Milliskin, a Nylon/Lycra blend woven fabric developed by the Deerring-Milliken textile company. BalTogs, recognizing the innovation of a more breathable and pliable fabric, transitioned all its products into this new fabrication and started offering a large variety of colors. It was also at this time that the "Jazzercise" craze swept through the nation. Bright colored tights with contrasting briefs were the only way to work-out, and most of the country were wearing Baltogs.
By the 1990s, BalTogs started to see a decline in the aerobics boom and a return to functional dancewear. These changes in the industry lead to the introduction of our “Jazz Pant”, which became the look of the decade.
BalTogs has always been on the forefront of development in the dance world, and as dance evolves, we evolve with it. In the new millennium we saw a trend towards fashion and performance basics. These new markets saw the development of the BalTogs Design Center, which allows our customers to work directly with our designers to develop their own garments. We make customized garments for theater productions, dance competitions, drill teams and color guards throughout the country.
Today, BalTogs still offers our extensive catalogue of in stock fashion basics, in addition to our custom program which draws upon a library of over ten thousand styles. We offer quick fulfillment of orders through our stock program, and a design center that can work with you to develop garments for any group or team.