About Us

Tia's Dancewear creates fashionable dancewear and custom studio apparel just for you. What sets us apart from other print houses...we specialize in dancewear. Let Tia's handle your next studio recital t-shirts or custom studio jackets. Started by Geri Slavin in Youngstown Ohio, SIT, Inc. and Tia's Dancewear are proud to be celebrating 30 years in business. 

From The Beginning

Being a home economics major in college provided Geri Slavin with the training and creativity necessary to produce quality garments.  She would design and sew clothing for her 3 little girls growing up. They would be decked out for every holiday and family event in a Geri Slavin original. Raising these 3 little girls become a full time job until the youngest finally reached high school.  With all three in dance, the next chapter of Geri's life was about to begin.  

Geri's youngest daughter starting competing for Linda Diamond's Academy of Dance. She was on the road traveling from competition to competition when she realized what was missing in her daughter's dance drawer at home: fashion!  With this, S.I.T., Inc. was born. 

SIT, Inc. is the parent company to both Step in Time and Tia's Dancewear. Step in Time started producing custom warm-ups, bags, and hats all embellished with silk-screening and embroidery. From Step in Time emerged Tia's Dancewear. Tia's Dancewear manufactures fashionable dance apparel for all ages. With her artistic mind and great business sense, Geri has turned her two companies into recognizable brands that both parents and kids prefer.

To Today

Tia's Dancewear can be found all over the country from California to New York and everywhere in between. Tia's has expanded internationally to Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Norway. In addition to dance retail stores, Tia's can be found at most major dance competitions nationwide including Starpower, Nexstar, Co. Dance, Applause, Dance Caravan, Stars of Tomorrow, PDTA, American Dance Awards, and more. Please call us for an official Tia's Retailer nearest you!


Los Angeles Here We Come!

Tia's Dancewear relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2021. Geri Slavin has passed along her love from dance to her three daughters and her grandchildren. You can expect the same Tia's quality and attention to detail you have loved all along. We look forward to seeing you at a convention or conference soon.