7 Memorial Day Weekend Dance Sales You Don't Want to Miss
Considering we practically live in our dance clothes, there's really no such thing as having too many leotards, tights or leggings (no matter what our mom or friends say!). That's why we treat every sale as an opportunity to stock up. And thanks to the holiday weekend, you can shop all of your dancewear go-tos or try something totally new for as much as 50% less than the usual price.
Here are the eight sales we're most excited about—from online options to in-store retailers that will help you find the perfect fit. Happy Memorial Day (and shopping)!
Now through Monday, Danskin's site will automatically take 25% off your entire purchase at checkout. Even new items like their Pintuck Detail Floral Print Sports Bra and Pintuck Detail Legging (pictured here) are fair game.
The Dance Shop is offering 15% off everything in their inventory on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, including tights, leotards (like Tiler Peck's Body Wrappers designs) and even warm-ups. If you live in the area, you can also visit their store in Altoona, PA on Saturday to check everything out in person.
You can also shop your fave Body Wrappers picks in person at the following stores:
Boulder Body Wear — 2850 Arapahoe Rd. Unit 104 Lafayette, CO 80026
Assemble Dancewear — 4425 Date St, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Footsteps Dancewear — 24048 Lorain Rd North Olmsted, OH 44070
You Go Girl Dancewear — 315 Morgantown Street Uniontown, PA 15401
Beginning Saturday and running through May 31, Bloch Inc. has reduced over 200 items on their site. The sale features a range of options that include children's and women's leotards, shoes and warm-ups (like this Ara sweater), and you can expect to see prices drop by as much as 50%.
Stock up on your favorite Soffe shorts or try something new (we suggest the Luster Slay Leotard), and take 30% off when you use code MEMORIAL30 now through Tuesday. You can also take an additional 40% off their sale items and receive free shipping in the US when you spend $60 or more.
Try a fun, floral print for summer (like the Catia leotard pictured), or design your own leotard with one of LeaMarie's Mode options at a temporary discount. Saturday through Monday, enter code HONOR10 at checkout, and you'll get 10% off your purchase—plus, you'll receive free shipping in the US when you spend over $200.
In addition to free standard shipping when you spend $75 or more, Capezio is throwing in a reusable logo water bottle when you enter the code BOTTLE75 at checkout now through Monday. They're also holding a flash sale on May 25, reducing their Foundations collection by 15%, for anyone who still hasn't sorted their recital camisole and brief situation.
May 25 only, enter code MEMORIAL18 at checkout, and start celebrating the holiday weekend with 15% off your entire purchase. Including everything in the sale from everyday dancewear to costumes and shoes (yes, even pointe shoes like the Grishko 2007s pictured!), Discount Dance Supply is also offering free shipping with code 65MAYSHIPA on orders of $65 or more.
There's a rare moment in Broadway's Hadestown where the audience is able to breathe a sigh of relief. The smash-hit success is not well-known for being light-hearted or easy-going; Hadestown is a show full of workers and walls and, well, the second act largely takes place in a slightly modernized version of hell.
But deep into the second act, the show reaches a brief homeostasis of peace, one of those bright, shining moments that allows the audience to think "maybe it will turn out this time," as the character Hermes keeps suggesting.
After songs and songs of conflict and resentment, Hades, the king of the underground, and his wife, the goddess Persephone, rekindle their love. And, unexpectedly, they dance. It's one of the most compelling moments in the show.
Back in 2011 when Joe Lanteri first approached Katie Langan, chair of Marymount Manhattan College's dance department, about getting involved with New York City Dance Alliance, she was skeptical about the convention/competition world.
"But I was pleasantly surprised by the enormity of talent that was there," she says. "His goal was to start scholarship opportunities, and I said okay, I'm in."
Today, it's fair to say that Lanteri has far surpassed his goal of creating scholarship opportunities. But NYCDA has done so much more, bridging the gap between the convention world and the professional world by forging a wealth of partnerships with dance institutions from Marymount to The Ailey School to Complexions Contemporary Ballet and many more. There's a reason these companies and schools—some of whom otherwise may not see themselves as aligned with the convention/competition world—keep deepening their relationships with NYCDA.
Now, college scholarships are just one of many ways NYCDA has gone beyond the typical weekend-long convention experience and created life-changing opportunities for students. We rounded up some of the most notable ones:
There's always been something larger than life about choreographer Mark Morris. Of course, there are the more than 150 works he's made and that incisive musicality that makes dance critics drool. But there's also his idiosyncratic, no-apologies-offered personality, and his biting, no-holds-barred wit. And, well, his plan to keep debuting new dances even after he's dead.
So it should come as little surprise that his latest distinction is also a bit larger than life: The New York Landmarks Conservancy is adding Morris to its list of "Living Landmarks."
"The show must go on" may be a platitude we use to get through everything from costume malfunctions to stormy moods. But when it came to overcoming a literal hurricane, Houston Ballet was buoyed by this mantra to go from devastated to dancing in a matter of weeks—with the help of Harlequin Floors, Houston Ballet's longstanding partner who sprang into action to build new floors in record time.