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The Freedom of Freeform

Desmond Richardson wears Freeforms in black.

The Freedom of Freeform

Dancers want shoes that feel great and look great too. Capezio also strives to create products that serve, and...

Capezio Athletes dish on worst holiday gifts

Capezio Athletes dish on worst holiday gifts

An oversized wool sweater with a giant Santa face on it, a stale loaf of fruitcake, a re-gifted, heinous...

Capezio Athletes share six unforgettable “Nutcracker” mishaps

Capezio Athletes share six unforgettable “Nutcracker” mishaps

One performance is never like another. Some shows may feel nearly “perfect” one day but “not so great” the...

25 Gift Ideas for Dancers

25 Gift Ideas for Dancers

Buying Christmas gifts can be difficult. What would the dancer in your life love, need, or both? Dance Informa...

Spotlight on Capezio Dallas

Capezio Dallas has been a staple in the Dallas community for over 20 years. Photo courtesy of Anne Bailey.

Spotlight on Capezio Dallas

Capezio is known worldwide as a trustworthy, dance-centric brand of the highest quality. There are gorgeous Capezio retail stores...

American Prima Ballerina Cynthia Gregory to receive the 63rd Capezio Dance Award

American Prima Ballerina Cynthia Gregory to receive the 63rd Capezio Dance Award

Before she was even 18 years old, when most teens are just graduating high school, Cynthia Gregory was already...

Introducing: Tapsonic®

The stylish look of Tapsonic®.

Introducing: Tapsonic®

What’s that sound? It’s Capezio’s Tapsonic®, the latest in tap shoe technology! Capezio unveiled the revolutionary new tap design...

Six quirky things dancers do in public – without even knowing it

Six quirky things dancers do in public – without even knowing it

Dance isn’t just a hobby or a job; it’s a way of life. Here are six quirky things dancers...

Meredith Vieira and Capezio Make a Difference

The new Meredith Vieira Show and Capezio have teamed up to make a difference for young dancers in Feltonville,...

Dance for Cancer Awareness

Dance for Cancer Awareness

October is “Pink Month”, the time of year when special attention is paid to raising breast cancer awareness. People...

Capezio celebrates dance with DanceOn at Spotlight, L.A.

Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies perform at DanceOn's 'Spotlight.' Photo by Lauren Shelburne.

Capezio celebrates dance with DanceOn at Spotlight, L.A.

DanceOn, a YouTube Channel dedicated to promoting and producing dance media, presented Spotlight – The Ultimate Dance Experience on...

Teens win chance to represent Capezio

Shake The Ground "I Am Capezio" Contest Winner Theresa Gerrish

Teens win chance to represent Capezio

Celebrating its illustrious history and the many dancers who represent the dance icon today, Capezio launched its “I Am...

Talia Favia: 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

Talia Favia wins the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards! Talia center, with Braham Crane of ASH and Nina Vance of Capezio. Photo by Dance Informa.

Talia Favia: 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

Talia Favia is a choreographer who uses her creative voice as a means for storytelling. Her best friend and...

Reflecting on the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards

Talia Favia presents 'Godhead' at the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards

Reflecting on the 2014 Capezio A.C.E. Awards

The Capezio A.C.E. Awards never disappoint. This year’s competition, held at the Hilton New York on August 2, was...

DancerPalooza is a big hit in Long Beach

DancerPalooza is a big hit in Long Beach

The far-reaching and big-dreaming Break the Floor Productions has had a busy summer hosting many stellar, world-class events. Right...

Back to School Dance Essentials

Back to School Dance Essentials

Can you believe that summer is over and it’s time to get back to school? Any remorse for the...

Oprah Winfrey Makes a Statement in One-Piece Long Sleeve Unitard by Capezio

Oprah Winfrey Makes a Statement in One-Piece Long Sleeve Unitard by Capezio

An icon since 1887, Capezio continues to revolutionize the dance world with dancewear and footwear innovations for every dancer...

DancerPalooza hits Long Beach

DancerPalooza hits Long Beach

Capezio set to unveil revolutionary new product at DancerPalooza The hip and happening Break the Floor Productions is set...

Capezio releases fresh summer activewear

Studio by Capezio's fresh, bright colors and patterns can bring energy to your workout and wardrobe.

Capezio releases fresh summer activewear

Embrace your inner ballerina Capezio’s new “Studio by Capezio” range, released just this month, presents fresh and colorful new...

Barette Widell: From Pro Dancer to Teacher, Mother and CEO

Barette Widell: From Pro Dancer to Teacher, Mother and CEO

Capezio Athlete Barette Widell might have kissed the stage goodbye a year and a half ago, but this ballerina...

Tony Dovolani lends his expertise to men’s ballroom shoes

Tony Dovolani lends his expertise to men’s ballroom shoes

Capezio’s exclusive Tony Dovolani range is a top seller. By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Six-time dance champion and...

Crafting shoes for Broadway’s biggest shows

Capezio handcrafts shoes for the famous Radio City Rockettes.

Crafting shoes for Broadway’s biggest shows

Capezio opens the doors to its Theatricals Department By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. If you’ve been to a...

A Peek Inside Capezio’s Pointe Shoe Factory

A Peek Inside Capezio’s Pointe Shoe Factory

When Salvatore Capezio opened his pointe shoe store near the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in...

Congratulations to 2014 Youth America Grand Prix winners

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino performing the White Swan Pas de Deux from "Swan Lake" as special guests at the 2014 YAGP. Photo by Siggul/VAM.

Congratulations to 2014 Youth America Grand Prix winners

The results for the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) have been released, with 17-year-old Cesar Corrales of American...

YAGP 2014

Competitors in Youth America Grand Prix. Photo by Lisa Voll Photography.

YAGP 2014

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. On April 9th, the Final Round competition of the prestigious Youth American Grand...

Jaimee and Travis Tuft, A Pair in Dance and in Life

Jaimee and Travis Tuft. Photo by Tony Eng Photography.

Jaimee and Travis Tuft, A Pair in Dance and in Life

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. The Beginning “Neither of us saw each other as something special,” says Jaimee...

2014 Capezio A.C.E Awards – Applications Now Open

Erica Sobol won the 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards.

2014 Capezio A.C.E Awards – Applications Now Open

Since 2009, The Capezio A.C.E Awards have increasingly become a prestigious platform for choreographers to present their work. With...

Latin dancer Roman Italyankin takes the dance floor by storm

Photos courtesy of Roman Italyankin.

Latin dancer Roman Italyankin takes the dance floor by storm

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Latin dancer, ballroom competitor, choreographer, teacher and Capezio Athlete Roman Italyankin has been...

“Stories from the Night Before” Stars Capezio Athlete Abigail Simon

Photo by Andrew Holtz.

“Stories from the Night Before” Stars Capezio Athlete Abigail Simon

What happens when you bring together some of the best dance artists from the worlds of ballet, modern dance...

Velocity Dance Convention picking up speed

Velocity Dance Convention picking up speed

In the midst of an exciting second season and 15-city tour, Velocity Dance Convention is picking up speed and...

Capezio Athlete Sarah Hay selected for lead role in new dance show

Sarah Hay, right, will play the lead role in 'Flesh and Bone.'

Capezio Athlete Sarah Hay selected for lead role in new dance show

Entertainment company STARZ recently announced that acclaimed ballet dancer Sarah Hay will play the lead role of “Claire” in...

Why I Wear Capezio

Gene Kelly, famous dance star of stage and screen wore Capezio.

Why I Wear Capezio

Capezio has been worn by the likes of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Alicia Alonso, Bob Fosse,...

Youth International Ballet Competition Celebrates 9th Season

Youth International Ballet Competition Celebrates 9th Season

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. This March, American Dance Competition (ADC|IBC) celebrates its 9th successful season. Looking towards...

Chicago Luvabulls cut up the court in custom Capezio footwear

Chicago Luvabulls cut up the court in custom Capezio footwear

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. The Chicago Luvabulls, the dance team of the NBA Chicago Bulls basketball team,...

Dance Moms’ Kalani Hilliker dishes on her relationship with Abby Lee Miller

Kalani Hilliker. Photo by Celebrity Photo.

Dance Moms’ Kalani Hilliker dishes on her relationship with Abby Lee Miller

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Abby Lee Miller’s heated diatribes, strong opinions and tough-love teaching techniques have helped...

Sophia Lucia Edit Competition – Enter Now!

Sophia Lucia Edit Competition – Enter Now!

Want to win a Sophia Lucia autographed Dance Spirit magazine, a $150 gift card to Capezio.com for shoes, a...

Capezio Athletes Share New Year’s Resolutions

Photo © Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com

Capezio Athletes Share New Year’s Resolutions

By Tara Sheena of Dance Informa. Hear from your favorite dance artists and be inspired for 2014! What’s your...

BalletNext at New York Live Arts – WIN TICKETS

Ballet Next's Michele Wiles in 'Picnic' by Brian Reeder. Photo by Nisian Hughes.

BalletNext at New York Live Arts – WIN TICKETS

Enter to Win tickets to BalletNext’s performance on January 18th! Tickets include backstage pass tour, signed photos and access...

Syncopated Ladies produces tap dance tribute to Beyoncé

Still of Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies tap dance video saluting Beyoncé. Photo courtesy of SILLAR Management.

Syncopated Ladies produces tap dance tribute to Beyoncé

Chloé Arnold’s female tap band Syncopated Ladies saluted the fabulous Beyoncé with the release of its latest music video covering the unforgettable...

Jacob Jonas, not settling for mediocrity

Jacob Jonas. Photo courtesy of Jonas.

Jacob Jonas, not settling for mediocrity

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. If you don’t recognize his name, you may recognize his face—or better yet,...

Twyla Tharp wins 62nd Annual Capezio Dance Award

Twyla Tharp. © Richard Avedon Foundation.

Twyla Tharp wins 62nd Annual Capezio Dance Award

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has awarded choreographer Twyla Tharp with the...

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company on the rise

Igal Perry teaches at Peridance Capezio Center. Photo by Jaqlin Medlock.

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company on the rise

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Peridance Capezio Center celebrated its 30th birthday this year. Under the direction of...

Empowering Women in India Through Dance

The young dancers of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' from Viveknand Camp in New Delhi proudly show off their new Capezio jazz shoes.

Empowering Women in India Through Dance

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. New Delhi, India is the rape capital of the world. Every 34 minutes,...

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp’s Post-SYTYCD Evolution

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp. Photo by Vince Trupsin.

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp’s Post-SYTYCD Evolution

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. From a full-time stint with Los Angeles Ballet, to dancing on Broadway in...

Where are they now?

Former professional ballerina Kelsey Yip when she won Iron Sous Chef with Culinary Director, Chef Joel Guillon.

Where are they now?

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. From the performing arts to culinary arts, from a career in the limelight...

Encore Performing Arts Showcase Inc.

Encore Performing Arts Showcase Inc.

As of fall 2013, Encore Performing Arts Showcase Inc. is entering its 16th season offering regional and national dance...

Erica Sobol – 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

Erica Sobol at the 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Photo by Deborah Searle of Dance Informa.

Erica Sobol – 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Held every year at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City, the...

Dana Metz wins CREATE Competition 2013

Choreographer Dana Metz wins Celebrity CREATE Competition. Photo by Amy Demos.

Dana Metz wins CREATE Competition 2013

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. On September 14, 2013, Celebrity and Capezio named its newest CREATE Champion: Arizona’s...

Caity Radice gives youth a chance to dance

Caity Radice leads students in a dance routine at Chance 2 Dance.

Caity Radice gives youth a chance to dance

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. When many other kids her age might be focused on getting a date...

Real Life Pas De Deux – Engagement Onstage!

Kristopher Wojtera and Erica De La O. Photo by Julius Friedman.

Real Life Pas De Deux – Engagement Onstage!

Longtime ballet couple gets engaged onstage By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Audiences at the Saturday, September 14th matinee...

Young Kayla Mak excels on the competition dance scene

Young Kayla Mak excels on the competition dance scene

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Kayla Mak may be petite, but she packs a punch! This 10-year-old dance...

Dance and The Emmys

Dance and The Emmys

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. The dance world celebrated an important milestone in its relations with Hollywood on...

Starbound National Talent Competition

Starbound National Talent Competition

Starbound National Talent Competition is proud to be America’s largest dance competition, visiting 76 regional cities and holding seven...

10 Reasons to Dance

10 Reasons to Dance

Independence Have you ever had a dance teacher or coach become blue in the face and exclaim, “I can...

10 Great Places to Dance in NYC

Shakira Marshall teaches a 'Fela' master class at Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance. Photo by Dominique Taylor.

10 Great Places to Dance in NYC

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. New York City is certainly one of the world’s dance hubs. Thousands...

Ballet Next Wear Capezio for Choreographic Exhibition

Ballet Next performs 'Surmisable Unit' in Capezio apparel. Photo by Philip Gardner.

Ballet Next Wear Capezio for Choreographic Exhibition

On Monday, October 21, Ballet Next held a choreographic exhibition at Ailey, NYC. The company showed three works in...

Bessie Awards’ 2012-13 Winners announced

Louis “Luigi” Faccuito was announced as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Bessie Awards on Monday, October 7 at the Apollo Theater. Photo courtesy of The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies).

Bessie Awards’ 2012-13 Winners announced

The winners of the 29th Annual New York Dance and Performance Awards, lovingly known as the Bessie Awards, were...

#ShareTheMattress video series goes viral

Larry Keigwin in his recent #ShareTheMattress photoshoot. Photo by Whitney Browne.

#ShareTheMattress video series goes viral

Popular choreographer Larry Keigwin and his contemporary dance troupe KEIGWIN + COMPANY have kicked off a fun new video...

Capezio works with Soles4Souls

A dance student at Rejoice School of Ballet in Nashville receives her free ballet slippers from Capezio. All photos courtesy of Soles4Souls.

Capezio works with Soles4Souls

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Tiffany Johnson of Soles4Souls, an international non-profit based in Nashville, TN, received her...

iLuminate: Dance artists lighting up the stage

iLuminate 'Artists of Light'. Photos courtesy of iLuminate.

iLuminate: Dance artists lighting up the stage

By Chelsea Thomas and Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. The wildly popular and successful iLuminate has in many ways...

Real Life Pas De Deux

Makino Hayashi and Chauncey Parsons of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Photo of Parsons by Photo by Joni Kabana. Photos courtesy of OBT.

Real Life Pas De Deux

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Chauncey Parsons and Makino Hayashi share their real love story. By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa....

Ballet and fashion’s historic relationship

Justine Summers in 1994 'Divergence', choreographed by Stanton Welch, The Australian Ballet. Part of the 'Ballet & Fashion' exhibit at National Gallery of Victoria. Photo by Jim McFarlane.

Ballet and fashion’s historic relationship

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Since the very beginning of ballet, the dance form has both inspired and...

Capezio A.C.E. Awards 2013

Erica Sobol's winning piece 'Black Flies/Heavy Skies' at the Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Photo courtesy of Dance Teacher Summit.

Capezio A.C.E. Awards 2013

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. The 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, held at Dance Teacher Summit NYC on August...

Where Are They Now?

Cynthia Harvey teaching a class in Europe. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Harvey.

Where Are They Now?

Some of the industry’s best give the scoop on their latest dance and non-dance endeavors. By Stephanie Wolf of...

Starpower International Talent Competition

Starpower International Talent Competition

Starpower is entering its 27th season this year with events scheduled in 62 cities across the US, Canada and...

Capezio Model Search Unveils Winners

The Capezio Model Search at NYCDA. Photo by Matthew Wagemann.

Capezio Model Search Unveils Winners

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa For the past four years, Capezio and New York City Dance Alliance...

The Capezio A.C.E. Awards

Mellinda Sullivan's 'Gone' at the 2012 Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Photo courtesy of Dance Teacher Summit.

The Capezio A.C.E. Awards

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Dance Teacher Summit, a three-day conference hosted every year in New York City,...

World Dance Pageant

World Dance Pageant

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Do you have what it takes to be the very first Mr or...

What does it take to be an Artistic Director?

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet. Photo by Jim Luning.

What does it take to be an Artistic Director?

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa Leading one of the world’s premier ballet companies can be a daunting, overwhelming...

Where are they now?

Steven Heathcote and Kirsty Martin of The Australian Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's 'After the Rain'. Photo by Justin Smith

Where are they now?

Some of the industry’s best give the scoop on their latest dance and non-dance endeavors. By Stephanie Wolf of...

Ballet & Broadway – a long term relationship

New York City Ballet’s Georgina Pazcoguin and Amar Ramasar in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, which was performed as part of the Broadway Tribute program in May 2013. Photo © Paul Kolnik, courtesy of NYCB.

Ballet & Broadway – a long term relationship

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa In America, ballet and musical theater have always had an interesting, interconnected relationship....

Transitioning from College to Pro

Complexions Contemporary Ballet dancer Jourdan Epstein in Dwight Rhoden's 'Mercy'. Photo by Ryan Muir.

Transitioning from College to Pro

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa For some dancers, dance life post-high school can become a dilemma: Do...

Dancing in LA vs NYC

Christopher K. Morgan. Photo by Brianne Bland.

Dancing in LA vs NYC

Dancers Talk about Working Professionally in Both Cities  By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa When considering the nation’s top...

Ballet’s Beginnings in America

© Andrew Ross | Dreamstime.com

Ballet’s Beginnings in America

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. By the time ballet was truly introduced on American soil, the art form...

The PULSE on Tour shakes up the dance world

The PULSE on Tour shakes up the dance world

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa Since beginning its 9th season in November 2012, The PULSE on Tour has...

New York City Dance Alliance

New York City Dance Alliance

Touring to 23 cities across the US, New York City Dance Alliance is one of the country’s most renowned...

Celebrity Dance Competitions

Celebrity Dance Competitions

Hosting 13 regional dance competitions across the U.S. every year, Celebrity Dance Competitions is now one of the country’s...

The American Dance Competition

The American Dance Competition

The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, Youth America Grand Prix, just celebrated its 14th season. Launched in 1999...

Capezio 125th Anniversary Celebration

The Rockettes perform at the Capezio 125th Gala

Capezio 125th Anniversary Celebration

The Capezio 125th Anniversary Celebration was a hit. Family, friends and entertainers of all worlds came together to celebrate...
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