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Dancewear Corner’s Spotlight Dancer Tiana Heaton

Say Hello to our featured dancer Tiana Heaton or @ttdancin as she is known on Instagram. She did a beautiful photo shoot for us with Digital Dreams Photography‘s Norelle Marquez, but we wanted to know more. 

 

What is your favorite dance class to take?

Ballet is my favorite. I’ve grown to love my ballet classes and appreciate ballet and what it gives a dancer, grace, strength, and discipline.  

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

If I didn’t have to sleep I would go to Disneyland!!   

 

What’s your favorite piece of dance clothing you own/ owned?

Honeycut!!  It’s true Dancewear that is stylish and you can actually move and dance in every day.  I love my Honeycut leggings they’re a must-have for anyone!!  

 

What songs have you completely memorized?

New Rules

Sorry not sorry

What lovers do

And one country song with my Mom,

You Broke Up With Me.  

 

Who’s your go-to band or artist to dance to?

Ariana Grande

 

Rapid fire This or That Question Time

 

Dog or cat?

Dog

 

Netflix or YouTube?

YouTube

 

Phone Call or Text?

Text

 

Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

Ice cream

 

Cake or Pie?

Cake

 

Watching a movie at home or in the theater?

Home

 

Sneakers or Sandals?

Sandals

 

Tablet or Computer?

Tablet

 

While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?

Popcorn

 

Pen or Pencil?

Pencil

 

I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know Tiana a little better. She is sure to go great places in the future.

Introducing DanceWear Corner Model: Ballet in the City Ambassador Gabriella Morando

A few weeks ago we were happy to collaborate with Ballet In The City and their resident photographer Alexis Ziemski for a special photo shoot!  Two lucky Ballet In The City Ambassadors were outfitted with some awesome DanceWear Corner merchandise and hit the city for a great modeling session.  We caught up with ambassador, Gabby Morando, to hear a little about her experience shooting for DanceWear Corner.

I was thrilled to be invited to do this project, and I absolutely LOVED having the opportunity to pose in such beautiful dancewear in the most fun locations!  Alexis is so amazing to work with, and her photos always turn out looking like art.  Modeling gorgeous dance clothes and posing in pointe shoes on a college campus and in front of a crowded Starbucks was surreal and awesome.

Dancewear Corner provided me with beautiful leotards, tights, and a skirt for the photo shoot, as well as a wonderfully soft DWC logo tank top that I have been wearing a lot since then.  The clothing was really comfortable, fit me perfectly, and looked great in the pictures.  I love the long lace sleeves and color of the navy leo, and the gray one has such a pretty strappy back.

Learning to pose for photographs is all part of being a dancer, and this experience really taught me a lot.  I’m so lucky to have these photos to use as part of my portfolio, too.  It’s so exciting to see myself in social media posts for Dancewear Corner and Ballet in the City!

I would be sooooo happy to be able to do more collaborations like this!! It was a great privilege to represent Dancewear Corner and Ballet in the City in this way, and I would be so honored to do it again.  Thank you so much for choosing me for this project!

Modeling for DanceWear Corner: Ballet In The City Ambassador Ciara Mikula

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A few weeks ago we were happy to collaborate with Ballet In The City and their resident photographer Alexis Ziemski for a special photo shoot!  Two lucky Ballet In The City Ambassadors were outfitted with some awesome DanceWear Corner merchandise and hit the city for a great modeling session.  We caught up with ambassador, Ciara Mikula, to hear a little about her experience shooting for DanceWear Corner.

“This was such a great experience because I was able to work with my favorite photographer, wear beautiful dancewear, and represent Ballet in the City and DanceWear Corner, both of which I LOVE!”

“I loved the dancewear! The DWC crop top was my favorite! It freed my movement while still looking stylish! I’ve already worn my new black leotard to my Performing Arts School and received many compliments on the unique back! The red leotard was so elegant with a functional yet classy feel.”

“I would absolutely love and wish for another opportunity to represent DanceWear Corner, Alexis, and Ballet in the City again! This was an AMAZING opportunity for me and I appreciate all of you so, so much, THANK YOU!!!”

 

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Dancer Spotlight: Angelina Broad, Halfway Through A Summer Intensive

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Most dancers across the country are about halfway through their summer dance programs, and today we follow up with our summer intensive correspondent, Angelina Broad.  Angelina is a student at Orlando Ballet School and is currently at the Houston Ballet Academy Summer Intensive. We caught up with Angelina to hear all about how her summer at Houston Ballet Academy is going.

 


 

DanceWear Corner:  How are you enjoying your time at Houston Ballet Academy this summer?

Angelina Broad: I am loving it so much!!  At first it was hard to adjust because I felt very challenged and overwhelmed, but now every morning when I get up I can’t wait to head into those beautiful studios with such inspiring people and work hard all day!!

DWC: You mentioned when we last spoke that you were looking forward to focusing on the small details of your dancing while in Houston. Do you feel like you have been able to do that so far?

AB:  Yes I definitely feel I have been able to.  Sometimes the classes get difficult and hard to keep up with, but you just have to remember your foundation and build from there because we are all here to improve. While the teachers seem to really reinforce the technique aspect, there is also certainly a focus on the artistic side.  They explain how articulating and using the details of your body and movement, can say so much and tell a story.

DWC:  What has surprised you the most about what you are learning in Houston?

AB:  What has surprised me the most is all the opportunities they give us. There are 6 performances at the end of the summer and we are doing Stanton Welch’s “Waltz of the Flowers.” I am also choreographing a piece for AFA which is a collaborative program with Houston Ballet and student composers. I have had so much fun during the choreography process and have learned so much! I have learned how to choreograph on other people and how to play the role as the teacher because I have to run the rehearsals. We got to design our costumes and lighting.  It’s just so fun to be able to experience this and to feel the role of being a choreographer/teacher has made me grow so much in so many ways.

DWC:  Have you gone on any particularly fun excursions while visiting the city?

AB:  Yes, I have gone on plenty of fun excursions already. I went to The Galleria which is such an amazing mall here and I will be going again this weekend because there just wasn’t enough time the first time! I went to Splashtown for the 4th of July holiday, which was super fun because it was my first water park and I was finally able to get some time in the sun. We have also been on plenty little mini activities during the week such as the pool, chocolate bar, water wall, movies, and new grocery stores I have never heard of.

DWC:   What has been your favorite piece of DWC dance wear that you have been flaunting over the past few weeks?

AB:  Well, I have been wearing my leotards from DWC all the time since I am mostly in dance clothes all day. Other than that, I really like wearing my DWC t-shirt as well, because I can wear it with anything.  I just got a surprise package from DWC today with a new shirt they sent me and I absolutely love it!

 


Follow the rest of Angelina’s journey through as she is documenting her time for DWC fans through our Snap Chat and Instagram!

 

Share your summer intensive experience with us!!!  Post a photo of you at your summer dance program on Instagram or Facebook and tag #dancewearcorner for a chance to be featured on our social media!  We can’t wait to hear all about your summer!

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