Even before you get to the point of reopening your physical dance store, there are productive back-to-market steps dance retailers can take. You may even end up reinventing your retail business model.
As dance studios seek the best pointe shoes for their dancers and local dance retailers build their inventories to provide just the right shoe for each customer, here’s a look at how pointe shoe makers are refining existing styles, introducing new models and adopting the latest technology and materials.
When storeowner Leslie Roy-Heck calls Saratoga Dance, Etc., a full-service dance retailer, she really means it—right down to creating new product lines (Bunheads, for one) that she knows dancers need.
Dance retailers, check your inventory—three dance teachers share the dancewear and shoe choices that work best in their very different teaching settings.
Opening a second location became a pivot point for dance retailer Danielle Hernandez—she expanded her store’s offerings and changed its name. Here’s how she’s navigating the growth of her business and its evolving brand.