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Choosing Your Summer Dance Experience

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To Dance or Not to Dance.... During the Summer by Robyn Hartley Summer. Carefree days at the pool, endless slushy drinks, sunshine streaming down, and no school for a good long while. Time to exhale . . .Unless you’re a dancer.  For a dancer, summer means worrying you chose the wrong summer intensive to attend.   Maybe the teachers at the intensive won’t notice you or care to give you corrections. Maybe the classes will be crowded and you won’t get enough opportunity to shine. Maybe the focus will be on a genre you have no desire to specialize in. Maybe...

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Do You Know Where Your Dancewear Comes From?

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Food for Thought - Ethical Manufacturing in Dancewear Author, Robyn L. Hartley A dancer slips into their leotard, tights, warm-ups, and shoes; proceeds to saunter into the studio in unmatched dancer-esque fashion; positions themselves in their favorite spot; then proceeds to push their body to boundless limits.  Aiming for that unattainable goal of perfection. All for the sake of self-expression.  For uplifting humanity. For art. If you are a dancer you go through this routine nearly every single day.  Possibly multiple times per day. But, through the intensity of your training, have you ever paused to consider where all these...

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Everything You Need to Know about Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes

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Gaynor Mindens are not constructed the same as traditional pointe shoes. They are constructed more like an athletic shoe with padding, shock-absorbers, and a flexible but strong shank. If someone thinks Gaynor Minden’s plastic shanks are rigid, they have obviously never tried them on. Learn more...

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How Your Gently Used Dancewear Can Change Lives

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There is no question. The arts bring life and healing to our world.  

A kid twirling in a tutu is a kid swimming in their imagination. Their minds opening to new ideas and new adventures. New people and new concepts. Fear melts away and is replaced with a sense of worth and value.

St Louis Dancewear has partnered with two organizations whose missions are to bring the art of dance to underserved children. Learn how your donations can help.

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