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Barre + Bag Is the Subscription Service Dancers Have Been Waiting For

Subscription box services have quickly gained a dedicated following among the fashion and fitness set. And while we'd never say no to a box with new jewelry or workout wear to try, we've been waiting for the subscription model to make its way to the dance world.

Enter barre + bag, a new service that sends a curated set of items to your door each season. Created by Faye Morrow Bell and her daughter Tyler, a student in the pre-professional ballet program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, this just-launched service offers dance, lifestyle and wellness finds in four themed bags each year: Spring Performance, Summer Study, Back-to-Studio and Nutcracker. Since all the products are specifically made for dancers, everything barre + bag sends you is something you'll actually use, (Plus, it all comes in a bag instead of a box—because what dancer can ever have enough bags?).

barre + bag's Summer Collection


Barre + bag's summer collection is currently on sale for $40 on their site. It includes a copper water bottle, organic lip balm (with SPF!), deodorant wipes, a hot/cold gel pack, pointe shoe humidors, deodorizing foot spray, and a clear, vinyl drawstring bag.

Making the whole thing even sweeter, barre + bag's site also features an inside look at what professional and pre-professional dancers keep in their bags, as well as dancer hacks we can all steal. We're already obsessed with the dancer-focused subscription box, and we can't wait to see what barre + bag comes up with for Nutcracker season (sorry for reminding you).

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For over 40 years, Battery Dance has lived by is mission to be "artistically excellent and socially relevant." The New York company runs countless public programs around the globe and in 1982 founded the hugely popular annual Battery Dance Festival.

So it's perhaps not surprising that the company has started an initiative to bring dance to frontline healthcare workers across the country. Called Mindful Movement, these free virtual sessions last just 15 minutes and require no prior dance experience. They're designed to provide relaxation and relief from the daily stress that healthcare workers are now experiencing.

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