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Turning Shoes - Ins and Outs

Turning shoes are a popular item for a number of dance styles. They elongate the line of the leg and allow dancers to turn on a variety of flooring types. In this post, we’ll go in-depth about how the turners work and what you can expect out of a turning...

What is a Dance Shock?

You’ve heard of a shoe. You’ve heard of a sock. But what about a Shock? Introducing the Shock from Apolla Performance Wear: a sock that uses advanced compression technology to stabilize the foot and ankle, lift the arch, and absorb excess energy, just like a shoe! Styles of Shocks Inspirations...

GRIT Dance Tower or Rac N Roll?

A Comparison of Our Top-Selling Rolling Dance Bags You've seen them in the dressing room or at your local dancewear store and wondered what these bags were all about. Now that you're overwhelmed with costumes, you're thinking that having a portable closet would be a great place to hang clothes...

Custom Tap Shoes

Custom Tap Shoes by So Danca So Danca has been a producer of high-quality dancewear for more than 2 decades and serves 49 different countries across the globe. Express your style So Danca top-of-the-line tap shoes are the preferred shoe for a wide range of professionals who have established a personal...

Undergarments and Bodysuits

Dance often involves form-fitting bodywear so that teachers and judges can ensure that technique is being practiced with good alignment. With such slim bodywear, underwear lines and bra straps can show quite easily, which can make legs look shorter and can result in marks being docked by the judges. In...

Does My Turning Shoe Fit Right?

Whether it’s for competition or for class, fitting a turning shoe (or turner,) can be confusing for a first-time wearer. As always, check with your instructor to see what type of fit they want their students to have. In this post, we’ve outlined our favourite way to fit turning shoes....

Who Benefits from a Capezio Arch Support?

The Arch from Capezio is a tool used to stabilize and provide proper support for the arch of the foot - but is it for everyone? In this post we’ll take a look at what it does and who could stand to benefit from using one. Who Does the Arch...

Dance Tights vs. Normal Tights: What’s the Difference?

Studios often require dancers to purchase dance tights for class, performances, exams, and competitions. What makes dance tights so special? Are they really better suited to dance than normal tights? The short answer: absolutely! Read through our chart to find out more.   Dance Tights Regular Tights Soft, woven waistbands...

What Do I Need for Ballet Character Work?

There can be a steep learning curve when it comes to dance and all of its components. In this post, we’ll break down what character skirts and character shoes are to make your life a little easier. What’s Character Dance? Character dance is an umbrella term used to describe a...

Yogavated Athletics - Brand Spotlight

If you’re looking for cutting-edge gear to spruce up your workout wardrobe, look no further than Yogavated Athletics! This Florida-based startup works with artists from across North America to dream up an exclusive collection of “active art” each season. When a top-tier graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology joins...

Pointe Shoe Accessories and Their Functions

Doing pointe in ballet involves a lot of training and proper equipment. Having a well-fitted pointe shoe is the first step in that process, but there are also a myriad of accessories that dancers use to help make pointe look as elegant and effortless as possible. In this post, we’ll...

How Should a Ballet Shoe Fit?

Ballet slippers come in many shapes and sizes, so finding one that fits well can be a challenge. It’s important to note that there isn’t a universally “correct” way to fit a ballet slipper. Some people prefer them with some room at the toes, some like them to be very...