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Repetto Suppliers U.S. 2015


Repetto Paris Store Window Holiday theme. La!
Repetto Paris Store Window Holiday theme. La!

Hello Mysylph readers and Repetto aficionados!

It’s a new year 2016 and there is some wonderful news stateside about Repetto-they have seen the light and opened a flagship store in Manhattan at 400 West Broadway in Soho. It is not some tiny little store, but an homage to the paris Repetto store in every conceivable light. Please stay tuned for more information regarding this store (I will try to keep you up to date on sales, events, etc). In the meantime, please see their website for more information on the U.S. location. I will be publishing an updated post on their store, selection and other info as it becomes available. Currently they are overstocked. A pair of pointe shoes with ribbons, and a pair of leather flats came to just $124. Persistence pays off….

[Welcome to the new updated list of US Repetto Suppliers for 2015! Sadly, many of the previous year’s suppliers have gone off Repetto, but several have also been added. It seems there is some activity with regard to promoting new accounts, or there has been an increased demand for the shoes (which I have heard) and I hope in some small way we are a part of that evolution.]

We have since switched to Grishko’s due to their availability, however-not because we do not LOVE Repettoes, but because when we have the Repettoes custom made we have to buy five pairs and this is often too expensive for me, and when we need additional pairs we got off track. We have no where near us to buy them currently and no one is usually able to fit properly when we do find them. I am planning a trip to the actual Repetto store for this purpose (some day). Hopefully, I will bring back things for you all and I will post them up for sale on this website (if I do). Little baubles, especially tutus……:)

Repetto’s distributor in New York has a storefront and they were very snooty when my daughter went in, while she was in school in New York. I think somehow I got charged twice for the same pair of shoes, too. Nevertheless, she still loves the shoes. They are solely a distributor and have in all, been very accommodating to us, on a whole. Additionally, some of these people have been replaced. The current contact is more helpful than some others in the past, but has completely no information about our previous custom order (they have no problem finding the bills and credit card payments though, usually). Not this time.

This underlines the need for Repetto to improve their stateside operations which are virtually nonexistent. That is probably why this list is so important, because it is these fine stores (listed below) which act as a go-between for you, so that you may have the best experience possible and enjoy your new Repetto items without constraint or reprisal. Repetto still has an almost iron-clad no return policy, especially on pointe shoes.

Some may wonder why I continue to post the list if I have these grievances with Repetto, and that is simply because the shoe, once obtained is one of the most incredible shoes on the planet (I love Repetto pointe shoes). Also, their other products are very well-made and beautiful, too; if you can get them. I would probably recommend wearing Repetto EVERYTHING if I could get them~ The only issue I have with their ballet product line is that their ballet bags are rather small, so if you buy one (as a keepsake) remember this and do not expect the cavernous yaw that American ballet dancers are used to.

Last year, about this time, I was informed by my rep at Repetto, who was very nice, that they were excited to tell me that in the new year (this past year) they would be receiving additional ballet items stateside, and planned a launch in January of 2014. Subsequently, as we no longer had contact with them after March 2014, I gave up hope as I heard nothing more about this.

However, in 2014, Repetto FR opened many retail boutiques all over Europe, and in most other countries you visit, but their main focus is on the ready-to-wear items. Opening Ceremony had for a limited time, as part of a display, romantic length tutus, which sold out astronomically quickly, and no more were planned to be ordered (I checked).

I do plan to renew my pestering of Repetto, when I have time to do so, in an effort to make more of their products available here, but so far my past complaints have not proved very helpful. I am just one voice. So, when you get the chance, you should also write to Repetto (in FRANCE) and complain, per your own motives. I do think a lot of voices are effective. Eventually.

Please contact these suppliers for your needs. Most of them are very willing to go to war for you-otherwise they would not deal with Repetto at all-so you must assume they LOVE their products (and their customers) very much, too! I do not envy them their positions, but I admire them…..Keep on Dancing!

Per the usual, please post comments or info and I will be glad to pass it on.

After Post Comment- Do not become overly excited about the numerous Discount Dance entries. Two of these may not be actual stores or may have a reason they are on the list at all, i.e., Repetto is confused about their warehouse operation versus their store, i.e. Repetto posts mailing addresses. The Anaheim store does not carry Repetto at all, only the Gamba, and this is the same through the catalogue. Their policy is to order for you, but that would require a fitting….and some knowledge of the product, which to date they have not obtained-

New York City Flagship Store

400 West Broadway

New York, NY

Telephone: (917) 999-0501

Hours: M-Sa 11:00-7:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00

Google Map Directions: http://bit.ly/1JIuctr
Website location information http://www.repetto.com/en/boutiques/united_states/new_york
 

DISCOUNT DANCE SUPPLY

1501 N.Raymond Ave, E

Anaheim CA  92801

714-970-0462

 

DANCE

225 E College Avenue

Appleton WI  54911

M-F 10-6

Sa 10-4

920-749-0305

 

BACKBAY DANCEWEAR

185 Cambridge St

Burlington MA  01803

781-273-3089

online catalogue available-check sizes in stock before ordering

 

CHICAGO DANCE SUPPLY

5301 N. Clark St. Fl.2

Chicago IL  60640

773-728-5344 (Karen/Bryan)

3/4 and full

batches 97 and 93 currently

*Had the G11 in stock in my size, but 2 WEEK RESUPPLY WOULD BE APPLICABLE FOR NEW ORDERs*

DIANA’S DANCEWEAR

8958 Blue Ash Road

Cincinnati OH  45242

513-792-0970

 

SYLVIA’S POINTE SHOES

101 North Main Street, Suite 16D

Crystal Lake IL  60014

By Appointment

815-477-8450

Sylvia’s Pointe Shoes (actually a master fitter who wore Repetto’s for 20 years) beware the Gamba afficionado who sells Repettos-not the same at all, even though both are now made by Repetto. She was able to provide some information, but still claimed the shoes (letters) were not relevant. (False.)* If you are ever out that way, does a three hour fitting session, and she has good relationship with Repetto!

*[I have later discovered the reason for this issue-they are not supposed to matter. Repetto actually changed the lasts at the time of that writing, so the shoes were actually significantly different. A new fitting would be required as Repetto does not like to make custom orders.]

ALLEGRO DANCE BOUTIQUE

2114 Central Street

Evanston IL  60201

847- 733-8460

only sells Gamba

 

DISCOUNT DANCE SUPPLY

180 Welles St. Ste 500

Forty Fort PA  18704

no phone listed

 

CAROLINA DANCEWEAR

1627 New Gardner Rd

Greensboro NC  27410-2001

M-F 10-7

Sa 10-4

Closed Su

336-856-9983

 

DANCER’S CLOSET

253 E Pittsburgh St

Greensburg PA  15601

M-Th 10-8

F-Sa 10-5

Closed Sunday

724-832-1501

 

BEAM + BARRE

352 Greenwich Av

Greenwich CT  06830

No hours obtained

203-622-0591

Spoke-carries 205, 207, NOT La Carlotta

 

ENCORE DANCEWEAR

364 Old Country Road

Hicksville NY  11801

M-W, F 10-6

Tu, Th 10-7

Sa 10-5

Closed Sundays

516-712-2567

 

BOYS DANCE TOO LLC

248 York St, Floor 1

Jersey City NJ  07302

732-648-6757

 

THE DANCE STORE

2509 S Robertson Blvd

Los Angeles CA  90034

310-271-3664

 

CARMEL DANCEWEAR

3004 Cleary Avenue

Metairie LA  70002

504-457-0101

 

DANCE SHOP

517 Holcombe Ave

Mobile AL  36606

251-473-3623

 

DANCE BAG

2221 McHenry Ave, Suite G

Modesto CA  95350

209-571-0369

 

PAS DE DEUX

328 East 11th Street

NY NY  10003

Closed Sunday

212-966-0026

??????

 

THE LEOTARD

2432 NE MLK Blvd

Portland OR  97212

No hours obtained

503-284-9244

@ weeks order time

very good follow-up/willing, friendly

discount

DANCE WORKS

3228 N University Ave

Provo UT  84604

801-375-4622

 

SAN FRANCISCO DANCEWEAR

659 Mission Street

San Francisco CA  94102

415-882-7087

Most well stocked provisioner of Repetto Pointe Shoes I have encountered. The staff is very helpful, but not entirely anxious to accommodate special requests. The owner, however, is a gem. If one can obtain the correct point shoe here, they have no problem in supplying it. They are prompt, courteous and there is a discount program for which you may register. Their Oakland store does not supply Repettoes.The shipping was cheap and they arrived in normal mail time by UPS.

The only difficulty I faced was again with the distributor and the point shoe itself. They still claim, despite my proof, that the shoes are identical except for slight variations. They still claim the letter is a date and will not accede to the fact that the B’s fit my daughter and the other letters do not. We have also found that the I’s fit well enough. But the B is the perfect shoe, in the 11’s and the 12’s.

REPERTOIRE DANCE

65 Garth Road

Scarsdale NY  10582

914-722-2440

 

BARRY’S CAPEZIO

2240 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale AZ  85257

480-946-3651

 

DISCOUNT DANCE SUPPLY

213 Scranton Carbondale Hwy

Scranton PA  18508

570-558-9042

 

CENTER STAGE LTD

5012 University Way NE

Seattle WA  98105-4342

M-W, F 10-5

Th 10-7

Sa 10-5

Sun 12-4

206-527-4697

 

LABRIE SHOES & DANCE

375 Putnam Pike, Suite 6

Smithfield RI  02917

401-232-2266

 

JAZZ RAGS DANCEWEAR

25701 North Fwy

Spring TX  77380

281-364-1600

 

DANZAR CORP

590 Market Street

St. Augustine FL  32095

904-473-7401

danzarcorp@gmail.com

www.danzar.com

Carries full line, though some items are provided in limited quantities. Full service boutique and some items are online only-They carry, as a rule, in point shoes: La Carlotta, Julietta and Bayadere, also demi-pointes, tights, technique socks, leotards, sweater wraps, ballet bags, etc. I spoke with Colleen and she seemed ready, willing and able to assist in locating or procuring items. They will drop ship-)

 

 

BEE’S COSTUME’S CREATION/BALLET TO BLADES

6025 N. Wayne Rd

Westland MI  48185

734-728-7596

 

LINES FOR THE BODY

2035 Essex Road

Williston VT  05495

802-878-8988

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Casting: San Francisco Ballet


Casting: San Francisco Ballet. The Nutcracker-all nights….

Celebrate ‘The Nutcracker’ Tradition in Indianapolis!


Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:23 am

By VICTORIA DAVIS/Reposted by Mysylph

Now that stomachs are full, Black Friday shopping has ended and thousands of pounds of turkey have been sold, it’s the time of year to truly appreciate our loved ones through rich traditions. Maybe your family cherishes the moment the star is placed on the peak of the family Christmas tree, or enjoys visiting holiday shows such as “The Nutcracker.”

The Indiana Ballet Conservatory (IBC) will be putting on six shows of “The Nutcracker” at two different venues, the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre and at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s “The Toby.”

Miko Fogarty, who plays Princess Masha (Clara) and Sugar Plum said she began rehearsing for this season’s Nutcracker about a month ago.

“Each ballet is different in terms of the storyline and characters,” said Fogarty. “Dancers feed off the energy in the audience. When you ‘feel’ the audience reacting to your performance, you can’t help but rise to the occasion. That type of collaboration is exhilarating.”

Since Fogarty has been playing these two roles for the past five years, she finds many similarities in her characters and herself as a ballerina.

“Masha is a young girl who opens her heart to an ugly nutcracker doll. Her kindness and love help to transform the doll – and herself – into the prince and princess,” said Fogarty. “They go on a spectacular journey and awake the next morning to wonder if it was magic or a dream. Really, the life of a dancer is similar.”

She continues, “For those of us who are pursuing ballet as a career, we recognize this gift is not something to keep to ourselves, but to share with an audience. When we give our all on the stage and embody the character, the audience gets taken on a journey of their own. It is our goal to ensure that each person leaves the theater feeling something special and is transformed in some way.”

While there are a variety of “The Nutcracker” productions happening around the city, Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, founding artistic director, master teacher, and coach at IBC mentioned that this production’s version is closest to the original staging from nearly 100 years ago where it debuted in Russia.

“Even the names of our characters are true to the original storyline, Masha (Marie) instead of Clara. Even the backdrops, which were commissioned to be painted, match the original sets,” noted Yakovleva-Randall.

IBC’s Camel studios are bustling with over 170 dancers ranging from 3 years old to adults, countless production staff and volunteers during this time of year. Practice for “The Nutcracker” and other productions can begin early in the morning until 9 p.m. daily. In addition to Fogarty, acclaimed principal dancer with the Boston Ballet, Lasha Khozashvili is also one of the main characters in the show. Yakovleva-Randall said it’s a pleasure working with all of the dancers.

“It’s always satisfying to see our older dancers work together as a team to encourage and support each other,” she commented. “One simply cannot put on a production of this magnitude without harmony between the dancers. What always brings the biggest smile to my heart is when the older students reach out to the younger ones and help them learn their parts. Seeing the pre-professional students passing down what they’ve learned to the next generation of young dancers is truly satisfying. My entire life’s work is passing down the legacy of ballet down to the next generation.”

Indiana Ballet Conservatory’s ‘The Nutcracker’

The Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

(Limited seats available for Nutcracker Tea, noon – 1:30 p.m., and VIP, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

Indianapolis Museum of Art’s “The Toby”

Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at IndianaBalletConservatory.org.

Facts about ‘The Nutcracker’

Began as the published work “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” in 1816

First production performed Dec. 1892 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky composed the music for the ballet “The Nutcracker”

The first U.S. performance was in 1944 by the San Francisco Ballet

The New York City Ballet first performed George Balanchine’s “Nutcracker”® in 1954, which then became a popular holiday tradition

via Celebrate ‘The Nutcracker’ Tradition – Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper: Around Town.

Five Ballet Companies Join for Live Streaming ‘World Ballet Day’


Five Ballet Companies Join for Live Streaming ‘World Ballet Day’ – NYTimes.com.

Giselle — Everyone’s doin’ it! Doin’ it! Doin’ it!


Giselle — Snap Magazine.