Wake Forest Dance Festival

Dance Etc. was proud to be a sponsor for the first annual Wake Forest Dance Festival. It was such an honor to be part of such an exciting event happening in Wake Forest featuring so many wonderful Dancers from the Wake Forest area! We look forward to many more to come!

Wake Forest Dance Festival is an inaugural event, presented by Wake Forest Arts in partnership with the Town of Wake Forest, which will bring a day of dance to the Triangle in an outdoor setting. The Festival is a one day, free and open to the public family friendly event, scheduled on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event will feature national and regional professional dancers, along with local rising advanced dance performers.

Wake Forest Dance Festival is a premiere event, directed by local resident and professional dancer, Mariya “Masha” Dashkina Maddux, former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. Other Dancers include those from Get in 5th Productions, The Dance Attic, Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts, Destiny Dance Institute, Meredith College, Franklin Academy and other local Professional Dancers.

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Plie All Day with Cary Ballet Company

It is our pleasure to partner with Cary Ballet Company to be the Dancewear Providers for the outreach program, Plié All Day.
Visiting local Shelters once a month, Currently the Durham Rescue Mission and The Carying Place, Dance Etc. Provides the Dancewear to the participating Children so that they may take class while Cary Ballet Conservatory teaches a Ballet Class….
Blessed to do so❤️. Spreading Smiles by sharing our Art… Dance Changes Lives!

For more information about Cary Ballet Company’s outreach program,  Plié All Day, please visit the link below.

BB&T proudly presents Plié All Day!


Carolina Dance Foundation Scholarship Shopping Event

On Wednesday, September 6th we had the pleasure of hosting the lovely Scholarship Dancers from the Carolina Dance Foundation and Carolina Dance Center.

This year, the Carolina Dance Foundation has five lovely ladies on Scholarship! Each dancer will take two different styles of dance classes and will perform in the yearly recital!



The Importance of a Personal and Professional Fitting

For the best experience on pointe, dancers need the expertise of a professional fitter. Several factors make repeated fittings necessary. When dancers understand these factors, they are more likely to return for future fittings.

What is a professional pointe fitting?
A personal, professional fitting takes many factors into account. The fitter will evaluate the dancer’s feet for shape and size, but also for strength and flexibility. The fitter observes the dancer’s basic ballet technique, including core strength and alignment on demi-pointe.


Benefits of Reoccurring Fittings?

  • Fit:
    Dancers should reevaluate their model, size and specifications frequently throughout their training and career. While their feet are still growing, obviously their size will change, but foot size isn’t the only factor that affects fit. The shape of the foot usually continues to change after full growth is achieved, requiring new fittings and sometimes an entirely different pointe shoe model. Technical development often changes a dancer’s preferences for specifications such as vamp height and shank strength.
  • Consistency:
    Even when she is sure what model and size she wants to buy, with many brands of pointe shoes a dancer cannot be assured that her new pair will be just like her old pair without a fitting. . Pointe Shoes are still made by hand and because they are individually handmade, it is still possible to find slight variation from one pair to the next. A fitting allows you to make alterations when needed.
  • Teaching and Troubleshooting:
    An expert fitter can help a dancer refine her fit beyond the dancer’s own understanding or resources. Perhaps spacers would improve fit and technique, or even prevent injury. Perhaps a struggle with her dance technique could be resolved by a change of model. Problems like these are more difficult for the dancer to solve on her own.


Schedule an Appointment for your next Fitting!


Thank you for Celebrating with Us!

Congratulations to the Raffle Winners from our Grand Re-Opening and
10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Thank you to ALL who Celebrated our Grand Re-Opening and 10 Year Anniversary with us!

We are beyond Thankful for each and every Customer and your Support over the last 10 years!

Carolina Ballet Shopping Event

It is always such a pleasure to host the Carolina Ballet Dancers and members of the Dancer Committee for an Evening of Shopping at DANCE ETC.

On a Thursday in February 2017, we had a blast hosting the 4th Annual Event with Carolina Ballet!




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We are THRILLED to Share our Exciting News with our Customers!

Visit us at our BRAND NEW Location Starting JANUARY 2nd, 2017!
7520 Ramble Way, Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27616

We will be CLOSED December 24th-January 1st for the Holidays and Move!