Our four year old son is tall yet slim for his age. The smallest size of Boys Jazz Pant fit him well around the waist but was so long he could walk on it.
A few wash and dries provided minimal shrinkage so we decided to take up the hem. The fabric while lightweight, was thick enough to handle being cut. We used iron-on fabric tape to complete the hemming. The shape/cut of the pant leg remained and the hemming has held up well through multiple classes a week.
I definitely recommend this pant and will be purchasing it again as needed.
I have these pants for both of my boy dancers. They fit according to stated size. We ordered essentially the same size they would wear in regular pants. I had to hem them for the 4 y.o., but the 10 y.o. could use them straight out of the package. We actually bought them because the little guy can't wear synthetic fabrics--which is what most jazz pants are made of. These pants are mostly cotton--he can wear them! They have been washed repeatedly, (probably on hot because my kids did it!) and did not shrink enough to notice. They are a looser fit than the girls' jazz pants my daughter wears--which is something she envies. So much so that I am ordering her a pair as well. Cotton, comfortable and durable. You just can't beat it. Great pants.
We have bought this brand since my boys started in dance 4 years ago. I have three boys and the first pair of this brand purchased will be able to be passed along to a friend's little boy. The two smallest size pants tend to run a little long. Be sure to wash and dry them a couple of times before you hem them.