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Dance News & How To's

Explaining Dance Terms

The vocabulary used in dance is huge and can be confusing to someone who isn’t used to using it. In this post, we’ll clear up some of that confusion by explaining a list of common dance words. Combo - short for combination. Combo is usually used to mean a combination...

How to Put Together a Rac N Roll

Assembling a beast like the Rac N Roll can be confusing for the first-time user, so in this post we’ll give you a step-by-step breakdown of how to put together your Rac N Roll. Assembling the Rac N Roll Step 1: Lay the bag flat on it’s back and open...

Getting into the Zone for Competition

Competitions can be both hectic and very exciting, so it can be tough to calm down and get in the zone before you perform. In this post, we’ll talk about some ideas to get you centered and in the right headspace before you hit the stage. Music on iPod/Phone Having...

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...

How do I Refresh Old Dance Shoes?

Knowing how to care for a dance shoe is an important part of getting your money’s worth out of them. In this post, we’ll talk about how you can refresh your old dance shoes so that you can get the most out of them that you can. Cleaning Shoes Leather...

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...

10 Quotes for Dancers to Live By

In today’s post, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite dance quotes to inspire and uplift dancers and non-dancers alike.   "When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." Wayne Dyer   “Let us...

Black Innovators in the World of Dance

Every February is Black History Month, so in today’s post, we decided to honour some of the incredible black talent that has changed the face of dance as we know it today. Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham is widely regarded as one of the pillars of black dance. Born in Chicago,...

Dance Competiton Packing List

Preparing for a competition can be stressful for both dancers and their parents, but being stage-ready should be your top priority. In this post, we’ve outlined a list of essentials for you to bring with you to competitions so that you can focus on what truly matters. Dancewear Colour-coordinated undergarments...

Caring for Sore Muscles After Dance Class

Between kicking your leg up above your head to grand jeté-ing several feet into the air, having sore muscles is an inevitability when it comes to dance. In this post, we’ll take a look at some things you can do to help prevent and take care of soreness. Note that...

Which Jazz Shoe is Best for Me?

Jazz shoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. In this post, we’ll give some information on what works well for different types of feet.   Narrow Feet For dancers with narrow feet, a shoe like the...

Stage Makeup vs. Everyday Makeup

There’s no single “correct” way to wear makeup, but for the purpose of this blog we’ll compare one example of everyday makeup to stage makeup to highlight the differences between the two. In this post, we’ll examine some of the common trends in stage makeup for dance that set it...