1st Position design and manufacture a great range of classic and contemporary dancewear, including leotards, skirts, dresses, jazz suits and accessories – proudly made in the UK since 1978.
1st Position is the official uniform supplier to many dance associations, including the Royal Ballet School Associate Programme, American Ballet Theatre and British Ballet Organisation.
1st Position is designed for children and adult dancers, whilst 1st Position Pro offers a professional range of leotards designed with the expert dancer in mind. All 1st Position garments are made with top quality fabrics in the UK, but are still competitively priced to provide great value for money.
The company was founded in 1978 by young dance teacher Anne Walker, MBE, after she became increasingly frustrated with the lack of high quality, affordable dancewear available. With a £50 loan from her mother to purchase a sewing machine, Anne started making 1st Position leotards from an attic room. 35 years later, 1st Position is designed by Anne and her team in Devon and still made in the UK.