In 2006, my mission in creating dance etc. was to build and foster a dynamic entirely sourced by the community we served ~
Dancers helping Dancers.
I am proud to say, many years later, that we have stayed steadfast and true to that mission from day one.
We have maintained our commitment to a higher standard and have built a family, outside of our own, that we equally cherish.
I am grateful to be part of this community and am proud to support the Studios, Teachers and Dancers that invite us to be a part of their dance journey Every. Single. Day. Thank you for choosing Us…
Danea Polise | Owner
Ms. Polise danced professionally for 13 years in NYC before retiring in 2005 and relocating to Raleigh.
Danea earned her BFA in Dance Performance and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College, NYC. Ms. Polise trained extensively at Steps, Broadway Dance Center, DanSpace and Ballet East. She toured the country and Canada in two Broadway National Tours, was part of two pre-Broadway Productions, played Las Vegas, Atlantic City, was cast in 28 Regional and NYC Productions and rounds out her resume with Cruise Line and Theme Park Credits.
After retirement, Ms Polise taught Master Classes across the country and dabbled in Studio teaching, but found her passion was best shared assisting Dancers where they were, and helping them find their way. She now spends her time exclusively at Dance Etc. fitting pointe shoes, offering advice and managing day-to-day operations.
Danea recently earned her MBA in Business Management from UNC at Chapel Hill.
She is a Single Mom of two amazing kids and one rescue Lab ~ none of whom have any interest in dance.
We invite you to visit our 2500 sq ft showroom ~
Featuring a curated selection of Designer Dancewear, Hand-Crafted Footwear and a diverse selection of Tools and Accessories designed to take your art to the next level.
Including a private Pointe Shoe fitting room, well-stocked Dress Code Selection and a knowledgeable staff of Dancers, available to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you Soon!