Academie Da Vinci, Charter School for the Arts | Dunedin, Florida

   
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Academie Da Vinci uses Revolution sizing kits to fit the students before ordering. “The whole process is pretty simple,” says Anna. “We have an order form the parents fill out. We confirm the foot size, collect payment, go online and place the order. The merchandise arrives within a few days.”

Academie Da Vinci 2In a brand new school building, not far from the Atlantic coast, a fabulous charter school instills children in grades K through 5 with a love for dance, music and the visual arts.

Because it’s a public school, Academie Da Vinci draws students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and not all of them can afford the proper shoes and clothing for dance class. Fortunately, dance teacher Anna Rose was determined to find a way for every student to participate. She found it with Revolution Dancewear.

“Revolution’s low wholesale pricing means we can sell the dancewear at very modest prices,” says Anna. “Then, we use the profits to purchase dancewear for those that can’t afford to purchase on their own.”

Over the past year, Anna has supplied more than 35 students with shoes and dancewear they didn’t have to pay for. “The joy and pride these kids feel when they get their brand new leotards, tights and ballet shoes is really something. So much better than offering them left-behind stinky dance shoes from last year. It’s really terrific to be able to make a difference.”

The dance dress code is purposely lenient, as most kids choose to wear their dance clothes all day, only changing shoes before class. Black pants and school t-shirts dominate. But there are some who just adore wearing their leotards and dance dresses.

“In any given class,” Anna reports, “I've got five kids who have never danced, four kids who don't want to dance, and three kids who are absolutely amazing. I love watching them all come together. Eventually, the power of music and movement conquers all!"

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“I love the quality of the products, but the best part is that they allow me to help others. Thanks, Revolution.”

— Anna Rose, Teacher