It’s also time for us to say ‘THANK YOU’ to all of you who have been an integral part of EnPointe this year.
At every Trade Show we have attended we have been so happy to see all our current customers and new customers – you always stop by and say hi to us – and we love that!
The Dance trade shows are always such a pleasure for EnPointe as an exhibitor. Everyone is so upbeat and still dancing to our booths, even after attending all sorts of classes each and every day – your energy inspires us and it’s great to see happy, smiling faces!
On our EnPointe Facebook page, we see all of you who ‘like’, comment and enjoy our posts. We try to find photographs of beautiful dancers, interesting stories, funny articles and posts about our products to keep you entertained and informed. Thank you for following us and our numbers are continually growing. We love that too!
To our customers – we sincerely thank you for purchasing our products – and for your repeat business. We appreciate that you refer us to other Dance Studios who needs our barres, glassless mirrors and flooring. It is great for us hear from you that you’ve had our freestanding barres for many years and that you need more.
We heard the same story from many of you at the tradeshows that you are growing, expanding and moving – thank you for making EnPointe part of your exciting growth!
So as we approach 2017, we are already in the planning stages of which shows we will be attending and what new and exciting things we will be offering all of you – so stay tuned!
From all of us here at EnPointe, we wish you a Happy, Successful and amazing 2017!
Attendees describe the UDMA Dance Resource and Costume Shows as seeing the catalogs ‘come to life’. Everything is under one roof at America’s biggest gathering of dance vendors and industry leaders.
Master Teachers will be sharing their wealth of dance knowledge at the UDMA workshops as well – this year’s class is titled ‘Teaching Dance for Students with Disabilities: Strategies for Success’.
We are so looking forward to seeing everyone! Be sure to come to EnPointe’s booth at each show. We will have our freestanding StudioBarre, PortaBarre and a glassless mirror to showcase to you. Also, we are a distributor for StageStep flooring and have samples at the booth. We can help if you are moving, needing to change to glassless mirrors, wanting more barres, or need flooring.
EnPointe is your one-stop shop for dance studios.
Come by the booth and say ‘Hi’ and we are happy to assist with any questions you have as well. We love to chat and meet our customers and always welcome new customers too.
It’s that time again! EnPointe is once again exhibiting at the Dance Teacher Web Live Conference, August 1st to 4th -packed with dance workshops, fun events, master classes and more – and it’s back in Vegas.
What an amazing conference and EnPointe loves being part of this event. It is at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa a luxurious resort just twelve miles from the ‘Strip’ and the perfect venue for this conference.
There are various large rooms for all the dance workshops, master classes and seminars and the Trade Show of course! Once again there will be the fabulous fashion show too, poolside – a really popular event.
The conference directors, Angela and Steve are true professionals and are involved in every aspect. They carefully select the choreographers, faculty, organize all the dance workshops and events with their wonderful team and make sure everyone is taken care of – attendees and exhibitors alike.
An all-star Faculty will be presenting all-star material. Here’s what they say on their website, “Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and Expo faculty represent the best “teachers’ teachers.” They are eager to help you expand your teaching knowledge and ignite your creativity. Our 2016 business seminars provide unprecedented access to business specialists ready to help you take your studio to the next level!”
There will be more than 90 sessions on an extensive range of dance and business topics, perfect for new teachers, studio owners or school administrator – something for your whole team.
Where on earth did the word Tutu come from? Well it’s a bit of a mystery really as the word Tutu and Tutus did not show up anywhere until 1881 – who knew?
There are several types of professional ballet tutus.
The Romantic Tutu came into origin when Marie Taglioni first wore a gauzy white skirt cut to reveal her ankles – shock! This was in 1832 at the Paris Opera designed by Eugene Lami in La Sylphide. After that the tutu was steadily shortened to show off the dancer’s legs, so their footwork could be seen and also to easily move around.
The Bell Tutu is so named because of the way it falls into a ‘bell’ shape and does not have a hoop for support falling to the mid-thigh.
Then there’s the Russian ‘Pancake’ Tutu that is supported by a hoop, comes straight out from the hips, has many tulle layers and is short.
The Platter Tutu can have such unique designs and a contemporary look as in this photo courtesy of the Australian Ballet:
Let’s not forget how influential fashion designers were in the creation of stunning tutus. although few designers have matched the reputation of Barbara Karinska (1886-1983). She was the New York Ballet’s costumer for many years. The tutus she designed and constructed were incredibly beautiful and durable. Did you know she won the Capezio Dance award – the first costumer designer ever to win this award? It was for costumes “of visual beauty for the spectator and complete delight for the dancer”.