Studio Stories

Preparing a new dancewear catalog usually begins with the marketing department. Not so this year. This year began with you.

We interviewed dozens of studios across the country who sell our dancewear line. We explored how you operate, what makes you unique, and how dancewear sales affect your business. In the end, we chose four studios to help us tell our story by sharing their stories.

A very special thank you to the studio owners, teachers, dancers and parents who participated. We loved meeting each and every one of you!


 

The Dance Center 

The Dance Center

Winchendon, Massachusetts

Located in a 12,000 square foot historic building in the heart of downtown Winchendon, Nancy Bonnano's Dance Center is home to some 300 dancers studying ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, top, modern and musical theater. "But ballet is really the foundation of the program," Nancy says. "Everything else derives from it." Read more »

 

Academie Da Vinci 

Academie Da Vinci

Dunedin, Florida

In a brand new school building, not far from the Atlantic coast, a fabulous charter school instills children grades K through 5 with a love for dance, music and the visual arts. Read more »

 

Dance Dimensions 

Dance Dimensions

Hedgesville, West Virginia

Armed with a B.A. in Dance, a B.S. in Elementary Education and an additional license in Dance Education, Emily Bernazzoli graduated from college with a mission: To provide dance education in a positive and encouraging, yet disciplined environment where young students gain an appreciation of dance, build self confidence and accomplish their personal goals. Read more »

 

Encore Dance Centre 

Encore Dance Centre

San Dimas, California

Although she established Encore Dance Centre thirty years ago, Bonnie Copeland only began selling dancewear in August of 2013. That's when her daughter, Heidi Von Rehder, stepped in to see how she could help her mom's business grow. Read more »