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About Dance Leotards

Think of a dancer… Chances are you're picturing someone wearing a dance leotard. That's because, even though other types of notable dancewear (including tutus skirts, tap shoes and ballet slippers) are worn by many dancers, the most iconic piece of dancewear is the one worn by nearly everyone. And that...

Top Canadian Dancers Get Stamp of Approval

Canada Post has launched two new commemorative stamps, honouring Canadian ballet dancers Karen Kain and Fernand Nault. The two new stamps celebrate the careers of these pioneers who have contributed so much to Canadian ballet. About the Dancers Karen Kain Karen Kain is a celebrated dancer who began her career...

A Call for Inclusive Dancewear

On Monday, June 8th, Inspirations Dancewear was tagged on an Instagram story by Chantelle at @chanty_bakes calling for changes from retail stores for offering products with racist colour names. The post featured an example from our website with a pointe shoe in the colour "European Pink", along with other examples like...

Donate Your Fabric

Make a BIG Difference  Donate Your Fabric to Help Front-Line Workers Wearing Masks Hurts! After a few hours, mask straps start to cut into ears, and get painful. Front-line workers are dealing with so much right now, the last thing they need is to be struggling with painful sores on...

"Just Dance" Virtual Dance Competition

This is exciting! So Danca is sponsoring an Online Virtual Dance Competition called Just Dance.   Join the Dance Community Online Dancers from around the world will be competing by choosing songs, creating choreography, and posting dance videos to YouTube. This is your chance to represent 🍁 Canada and make us proud. It's...

14 Dance Workout Essentials for Home

Are you missing dance class and feeling like you’re falling behind because you can’t get into the studio? Social distancing has been tough on everyone, and especially dancers, who really need structure, discipline and consistency to keep their bodies in shape. Make sure you maintain your strength and flexibility so you're ready...

The Top 10 Types of Dance

New dance parents often don't realize just how many styles of dance there are. Not to mention the many methods to teach each dance form. Here's a list of the top ten dance styles that we see people buy for at Inspirations… 1. Ballet  Tutus, pointe shoes and men in...

What to Do with Old Dancewear

  Dancers grow and wearing through clothes is inevitable! The stress that these garments get put under when dancing can be tough, and even the highest quality dancewear has it's limits. In this post, we’ve listed some ideas of what you can do with any old dance items you end...

10 Great Gifts For Dancers

Find the perfect Dance Recital Gifts for your Dancer Recital season is a fun and exciting time of year. Dancers have been working hard to get their performances ready and they can't wait to show their parents and friends!  Getting a gift for your dancer is a wonderful way to show your...

Should My Son Dance?

Times are a-changin’, but boys are still somewhat of a rarity in the dance world. If you’re the parent of a boy considering dance, here are some reasons why it’s a great decision. Physical Benefits of Dancing Dance is really good for the body. It strengthens, tones, and increases flexibility of...

Vogue Dance - Cultural Dance Spotlight

When we hear the word “vogue,” often we think of fashion magazines or pop stars, but what about dance? Vogue dance has been around for a few decades now and has definitely impacted the dance world as a whole. Origins Vogue dance was born out of the Harlem LGBT ballroom...

An Ode to Dance Parents

Dance parents make a huge impact on the lives of dancers everywhere. They make things run smoothly, lift us up when we’re down, and keep us motivated to do our very best. With Mother’s day and Father’s day coming up, we wanted to write a post appreciating dance parents and...