How to plan for summer intensives with pointe shoes

Is your student attending a ballet Summer Intensive program this year? Now that auditions are out of the way, it is time to start making a list of everything you need to bring with you! Planning ahead of time will help make the experience less stressful. Here are some helpful suggestions to make sure your dancer has what they need for the entirety of the program. If your student is going to be dancing on pointe, prepare for the shoes to break down at a more rapid rate than normal class wear and tear. There is nothing worse than wearing a dead pair of shoes during the peak of training! For beginner pointe students who will do some pointe work, but most of class in slippers, we recommend taking 1 pair of shoes for every 2-3 weeks of intensive. For intermediate/advanced students who will be on pointe for a majority of the day, several days a week, we strongly recommend taking 1 pair of shoes per week. If your intensive is located in a region with high humidity, take extra care in keeping the pointe shoes dry. We recommend starting the shoe ordering process at least 4-6 weeks in advance....
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We want your posters!

At BBW community is paramount. Within our county and beyond, we would like to help promote your show, seminar or event. If you have something community and arts oriented - dance, muscial theater, yoga, active - we would love to post your poster, hand out (or bag stuff) your flyers and attend your event! All posters and artwork must be family friendly and of non religous or political affiliation. Feel free to stop by and drop them off or arrange for us to pick them up from your organization. 
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In gratitude to our customers....

We would like to express our gratitude to our wonderful customer family for the warm reception and overwhelming support for our Gaynor Minden weekend with Olivia Woodall. Because of your support, our community is able to host professionals to share their skills, teach us their insights and lift our community within the regional and national arts. Your ability to support us and this community is evident in the vast amount of arts education, performance and the wide acceptance of varying arts within our community.  THANK YOU!!        
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Monday Madness is back & better than ever!

bbw mon mad feb18 Copy  2_0.jpegMonday Madness is back! Every Monday thru June 25th, all fashion is 20% off. This includes the latest in lifestyle, active and dance wear. You'll save on your favorite brands; Cut Loose, Jag, SMASH, Wooden Ships, Beyond Yoga, Colosseum and ALO. New dance fashion is coming in regularly from Suffolk Dance, So Danca, Ballet Rosa, Motionwear, Ainsilewear, Covet and more. A lovely way to support local business and save on your spring wardrobe and gear. We are open every Monday 10-6 and look forward to seeing you!
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Gaynor Minden is coming to town!

Join us for a very special weekend with Olivia Woodall of Gaynor Minden. March 3rd & 4th, Olivia will be fitting GM pointe shoes, a perfect time to bring your questions and wish list for your perfect fit. If you have never worn GM or already do and would like your fit checked, this is a great free opportunity. Saturday night, BBW will also host a teacher seminar that is open to professionals, teachers and parents who would like to know more about Gaynor Minden the company, philosophy and the fitting of their shoes. Questions are encouraged and a light dinner and beverages will be served. This event is free but does require a RSVP. We hope you will join us in welcoming Olivia! Don't know Olivia Woodall? Read her bio below! Olivia has been in love with the art of ballet for 30 years and has been fitting pointe shoes for over 20 years! She was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois, where shoe studied ballet under the instruction of a very strict, German woman by the name of Lisa Boehm. At 18 she moved to Chicago to pursue a career in dance, taking classes all over the city...
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