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Apolla Performance Favorite Dance Movies

Dance Movies: Our Staff’s Favorite Classics and Guilty Pleasures from Apolla

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October 13, 2020

Dance Movies: Our Staff’s Favorite Classics and Guilty Pleasures

by Apolla 

As the temps cool down, it’s time to settle in for a dance movie night!  Slip on your Infinity or Performance Shocks after class and sit back and enjoy one of our staff’s favorite dance movies. We’ve compiled a list of universally-loved classics as well as our most-watched guilty pleasure movies.

The Classics

  • West Side Story (1961)
  • “Director, choreographer and idea-man Jerome Robbins has put together, and then blasted apart, the most savage, restless, electrifying dance patterns we've been exposed to in a dozen seasons.” 

    • Walter Kerr,New York Herald Tribune review of the original Broadway production ofWest Side Story, September 27,1957

    WhenWest Side Story debuted on Broadway, the modern take on Romeo and Juliet with a mix of dance and theater was a new concept for audiences. The 1961 film includes Robbins’ original choreography and preserves the theatricality through dramatic production design and camera angles.  This film continues to resonate with modern audiences - the social issues driving the plot are still relevant in 2020.

  • Grease (1978)
  • Although we don’t condone the film’s message that changing absolutely everything about yourself is worth it to please a man, we were born to hand jive. In the age of #MeToo, some of the dialogue hasn’t aged well and many of the “high schoolers” were pushing 30 when the film was made, butGrease still holds up as a kitschy high school romance across cliques. 

  • Dirty Dancing(1987) 
  • This coming-of-age movie is a classic because it is chock-full of iconic moments and one-liners. Many have tried Patrick Swayzee and Jennifer Grey’s unforgettable lift but few have succeeded. Far from fluff,Dirty Dancing taught us to avoid judging others until we have all the facts and that everyone deserves to shine because “no one puts Baby in a corner.”  

  • Footloose (1984)
  • A town where dancing is outlawed? Sure, why not! The original 1984 film is so beloved that it inspired a2011 remake. The movie flip-flops between surprisingly dark scenes and ridiculous moments (a tractor fight and a rage-fueled gymnastics montage in an abandoned warehouse) but in the end, the right to dance prevails with one of the best high school dance scenes of all time.  

  • Center Stage (2000)
  • The 2000s ushered in a new era of dance films - suddenly coming of age stories and teen-centric plots included unbelievable routines and conflicts were solved through dance. This quintessential ballet film just celebrated its 20th anniversary, which means it’s officially a classic and we are officially old.  With a cast filled with professional dancers, a bad boy/nice guy love triangle, and a killer finale with a motorcycle AND tearaway tutu, it’s one of our go-to faves. Check out Vulture.com’sAn Oral History ofCenter Stage to learn about the challenges of casting the roles and see tons of behind the scenes photos.

    The Guilty Pleasures

  • Step Up (2006)
  • With six films and a tv series,Step Up is theFast and the Furious franchise of dance flicks. While all the films feature unbelievabledance routines, our favorite is the original 2006 film. Not only did it introduce the world to Channing Tatum’s dance moves, but we adore the sweet love story between Tatum and Jenna Dewan (married a few years after the film, now divorced).

  • High School Musical 1, 2, and 3
  • Another bonafide franchise, theHigh School Musical films are the film equivalent of cotton candy.  Director Kenny Ortega’s choreography and catchy tunes about togetherness and being true to yourself are hard to resist. The sports-themed musical numbers are especially worth a giggle: HSM 2’s “Bet On It” features an angsty Zac Efron aggressively dancing ona golf course. 

  • Dance Academy (2010)
  • Dance Academy is an Australian teen drama about a group of students at Sydney’s National Dance Academy. We may have binge-watched all three seasons while reliving the highs and lows of our own teen years but with Australian accents and endless dance montages. Fans of the original series rejoiced whenDance Academy: The Movie completed the story in 2017.

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
  • This movie is just a cheesy good time. A true time capsule of 80s fashion, hair, and dance moves, this movie stars a young Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt as best friends. Plenty of hijinks ensue as they audition forDanceTVin downtown Chicago.  

  • Newsies (1992)
  • This musical about the New York City newsboy strike of 1899 was a theatrical flop, but became a bit of a cult favorite over the years. When young newspaper sellers are exploited by their bosses, they strike to enact change while dancing and singing. Also directed by Kenny Ortega, Christian Bale’sangry cowboy-themed dance mayhave inspired the HSM 2 golf course dance. A story about the ruthlessness of big businesses and the power in numbers when it comes to protesting for worker’s rights - what could be more timely than that?

    Honorable Mentions

    The following films aren’t quite classics or guilty pleasures but they deserve a viewing on one of your next dance movie nights:

    First Position (2011)

    The lone documentary on this list,First Positionfollows six young dancers as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.  A window into the level of dedication it takes to pursue excellence, the film features a pint-size Aran Bell (now a much taller dancer at ABT) and Michaela DePrince (now with the Dutch National Ballet) whose incredible story is chronicled in the memoirTaking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.

    Breakin’(1984)

    By 2020, the story of  “two dancers from different backgrounds meet, dislike each other, and then find common ground by fusing two styles of dance” has become its own movie trope. Back in 1984’sBreakin’, combining dance genres was still a novel concept: this film’s plot is clunky, but it’s worth a watch for the street dancing, “blink or you’ll miss them” appearances by Ice-T and Jean-Claude Van Damme.Breakin’ also inspired greatest sequel title in history:Breakin’ 2: Electric Bugaloo.

    Tap (1989)

    Tap-legend Gregory Hines plays Max who was just released from prison after serving time for burglary. When his old associates pressure him to help pull off a big-time jewel heist, Max must choose between pursuing his love of dance or returning to a life of crime.  Although the plot is simple, the film excels at creating a nostalgic feel and the cast is made up of some of the greatest tap dancers of all time: Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde, Pat Rico, Arthur Duncan, Harold Nicholas, Sammy Davis Jr., and a teenage Savion Glover.


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    CURRENTLY THE AMP IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN NON-TRACTION! We debuted the AMP in non-traction only to give a no-show solution in shoes and on carpet. However, if you are someone that would be interested in purchasing the AMP WITH traction, please email us at info@apollaperformance.com so we can hear your feedback and hopefully add this to the collection in the future. We always work to deliver what you need based on popular demand.

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    Size Chart

    The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

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    Tips for Sizing

        • The Alpha Shock is a snug toe fit and the Infinite Shock has a freedom fit toe

          • If a dancer has a very wide foot and is on the top end of the size range listed, you may choose to go up a size in the Alpha Shock

            • For example, if they are a size 7.5 with a very wide foot or you typically range between a 7.5-8.0 instead of a 7.0-7.5, you may be more comfortable in a size Large Alpha Shock instead of the size Medium. Your sizing in the Infinite Shock should not be affected with a wider foot

        • The Performance Shock/AMP Shock fits similar to the Infinite but the size chart IS slightly different so please take note! The top of each size range is borderline, here are tips to help you determine your best fit.
          • Foot size, narrowness and age may change the size up or down.
          • You may consider selecting the smaller of your border line size IF:
            • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 11 years of age, are very petite boned for your age, and/or have a narrower foot than average for your size
              • For example, an 11-year--old who wears a size 5.5-6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart) or a very petite boned adult
            • A 16-year-old who typically ranges between sizes 6.0-6.5 street shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.
            • A 16-year-old that ranges 5.5-6.0 with a narrower foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small
            • Also consider if you are a 6.0-6.5 but very narrow feet or petite boned if you prefer a snug fit in the toes you may want a small, if you like wiggle room, go with the Medium.
          • Every dancer has a preference…some will love the lower profile of the Performance, some may miss the snug hug of the Infinite up the calf.
            • The Performance Shock has the same arch and ankle support and differs in:
              • Lower profile & softer opening:  the top of the Shock should hit below the bottom of the calf and goes on easier. The Infinite hits mid-calf
              • Sleeker and fitted in the toes than the Infinite to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage. But still has freedom.
          • For the Infinite Shock sizing, foot size, narrowness and age may change the size
            • You may consider selecting one size smaller if:
              • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 11 years of age, are very petite boned for your age, and/or have a narrower foot than average for your size

                • For example, an 11-year--old who wears a size 5.5-6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart)

              • A 16-year-old who typically ranges between sizes 6.0-6.5 street shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.

              • A 16-year-old that ranges 5.5-6.0 with a narrower foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small

            • The Infinite has the MOST freedom in the toes of all Shock styles…so with the above rules also consider if you prefer a snug fit in the toes (go with the smaller size you are borderline for) or want some wiggle room (go to the larger size you are border line for)

          • The Performance Shock/AMP Shock fits like the Infinite but the size chart IS slightly different so please take note! The top of each size range is borderline, use the same rules of the Infinite to size.

            • Every dancer has a preference…some will love the lower profile of the Performance, some may miss the snug hug of the Infinite up the calf. Remember the purpose of the Performance is to create the perfect line on stage while providing Apolla support and the Infinite is to give maximum support and protection for long days and rehearsals.

            • The Performance Shock has the same arch and ankle support and differs in:

              • Lower profile & softer opening: the top of the Shock should hit below the bottom of the calf and goes on easier. The Infinite hits mid-calf

              • Sleeker and fitted in the toes than the Infinite to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage. But still has freedom.

          • The Joule Shock:

            • If you are border line and have a very short arch (the length of your overall shoe size is primarily made up of the ball of your foot and toes) or you are very narrow feet/petite boned, go down a size.

            • If the Joule loses it shape, wash it with normal care instructions and it should regain its shape nicely.

          • Please watch our quick How To Wear (www.apollaperformance.com/pages/how-to-wear) tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

          • The K-Warmer Shock:

            • Measurements are given as a range that it may fit. Most likely starting about an average 13/14 yr. old female on thru an adult petite/average male dancer. However, it may vary based on ersonal preference.

      Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

      Before placing anorder please feel free to emailinfo@apollaperformance or click our live chatwith any questionsif your feetmay be an exception to the sizing chart or are on the border line of sizes.

      The Alpha: Level 1 The Performance: Level 2 The Infinite: Level 3

      Apolla Shocks Support Scale:

      Each of our Shocks come with our revolutionary support, what we call our 3 A’s.

      1.Arch support
      2.Ankle stability
      3.energy Absorption

      Each has their own unique performance features that help to protect and support you for the many different preferences of dancers along with the different needs of style, class, performance and traction.

      You will feel the benefits of all our Apolla Shocks. However, we recommend you knowing the different levels of support and features to decide what is best for you and your dancer’s individual needs. It is our mission to continue to innovate and deliver a Shock for every dancer’s needs, so you will always have what you need in your dance bag. They truly are the last and only dance sock or footwear you will ever want or need!

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      All of your Apolla Shocks® can absolutely be washed…yes, even those with traction! In fact, the fit gets more comfortable with wear and washing. We hope you notice over time they start to form to your foot for a perfect, custom fit. It is important to take care of your Shocks and wash them properly in order to protect the compression, moisture-wicking, and anti-microbial properties, but also to maximize the lifespan of your Shocks.  It is okay to use rosin with your Shocks. Like dance shoes it is recommended you keep the toenails short to avoid puncturing the Shock. For the traction pairs, you do not need to wash your Shocks daily. This may prolong the traction of your Shocks. Please use the following guidelines to care for your Shocks:

      1. Wash with warm water in gentle cycle
      2. Low tumble dry
      3. Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets
      4. You will get best results if you wash and dry your Shocks in the Apolla mesh bag (sold separately)
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      The Joule Size Chart

      The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

      Tips for Sizing:

      • The Joule Shock:
      • If you are border line and have a very short arch (the length of your overall shoe size is primarily made up of the ball of your foot and toes) or you are very narrow feet/petite boned, go down a size.
      • If the Joule loses it shape, wash it with normal care instructions and it should regain its shape nicely.
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      The K-Warmer Size Chart

      The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

      Tips for Sizing:

      • The K-Warmer Shock:
      • Measurements are given as a range that it may fit. Most likely starting about an average 13/14 yr. old female on thru an adult petite/average male dancer. However, it may vary based on personal preference.
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      The Infinite Shock Size Chart

      The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

      Tips for Sizing:

      • For the Infinite Shock sizing, foot size, narrowness and age may change the size
      • You may consider selecting one size smaller if:  
        • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 11 years of age, are very petite for your age, and/or have a narrower foot than average for your size
          • For example, an 11-year--old who wears a size 5.5-6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart) 
        • A 16-year-old who typically ranges between sizes 6.0-6.5 street shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.
        • A 16-year-old that ranges 5.5-6.0 with a narrower foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small
      • The Infinite has the MOST freedom in the toes of all Shock styles…so with the above rules also consider if you prefer a snug fit in the toes (go with the smaller size you are borderline for) or want some wiggle room (go to the larger size you are border line for)
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      The Alpha Shock Size Chart

      The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

      Tips for Sizing:

      • The Alpha Shock is a snug toe fit and the Infinite Shock has a freedom fit toe
      • If a dancer has a very wide foot and is on the top end of the size range listed, you may choose to go up a size in the Alpha Shock
        • For example, if they are a size 7.5 with a very wide foot or you typically range between a 7.5-8.0 instead of a 7.0-7.5, you may be more comfortable in a size Large Alpha Shock instead of the size Medium. Your sizing in the Infinite Shock should not be affected with a wider foot
        • Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

      Before placing a group order please feel free to email with any questions on any of your dancers that may be an exception to the sizing chart or are on the border line of sizes.

      Apolla Shocks Support Scale:

      Each of our Shocks come with our revolutionary support, what we call our 3 A’s.

      1. Arch support
      2. Ankle stability
      3. energy Absorption

      Each has their own unique performance features that help to protect and support you for the many different preferences of dancers along with the different needs of style, class, performance and traction.

      You will feel the benefits of all our Apolla Shocks. However, we recommend you knowing the different levels of support and features to decide what is best for you and your dancer’s individual needs. It is our mission to continue to innovate and deliver a Shock for every dancer’s needs, so you will always have what you need in your dance bag. They truly are the last and only dance sock or footwear you will ever want or need!

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      Shipping Policy

      If you order from our website, all orders ship from in the US (Arizona). You can also check if we have a retailer/stockist in your area or country for less expensive or faster shipping. Click HERE for our Retail Locator.

      Shipping in the USA

      Apolla’s standard shipping rate starts at $5.95 as the standard shipping cost base. For group orders we suggest you charge your group at least $1.00-$2.00 per pair of Shocks to cover shipping costs. 

      Apolla offers standard and priority shipping from USPS. Please email us at info@apollaperformance if you need your order in a faster timeline and/or carrier we will work with you to make that happen. If you need to expedite your order, you will incur a higher shipping per pair cost. All orders that are in stock (for orders of under 15 pairs) will ship in 1 business day. Orders with over 15 pairs and in stock can take up to 3-5 business days to ship (depending on the size of the order), so please let us know via email (info@apollaperformance.com) if you have a deadline you need to receive them by so we can make sure to meet that deadline. 

      Our Standard Shipping is USPS First Class. Depending on your location, your order should arrive between 3-5 business days after shipping during the regular season. Holiday season and weather can cause unforeseen delays. Once the order leaves our fulfillment center, it is the responsibility of USPS (or carrier). You will receive an email confirmation with your tracking number once your order ships. Please always reach out with any questions and we will do what we can to help and make sure you get your Shocks. You can also pay extra for USPS Priority Shipping which will arrive in 2-3 business days in the Continental US. 

      International Shipping

      We ship to most countries via USPS, however, make sure to look if we have a retailer/stockist in your area/country. In several countries we have distributors that you can order and ship from their website. See our Retailers, Stockists, & Distributor Here. If you have a question please email us at info@apollaperformance.com. All taxes/duties and fees to ship outside of the USA are the responsibility of the customer. The shipping fee is SEPARATE then the import and duties. The import fees will be charged to the customer upon arrival to their country directly to your country Customs. All international shipping should expect 2-3 weeks to arrive once shipped. If you wish to have your order faster with a more reliable shipping method, you can pay extra for DHL or UPS. Please email us at info@apollaperformance.com so we can arrange that shipping. Please make sure you check with your local post office first if there is a long delay. They may be waiting for you to come to pick up your package or pay import fees.

      Orders with less than 15 pairs, placed during business hours Monday-Friday will be shipped within one business day, UNLESS your items, are back ordered. Holiday season and weather can cause unforeseen delays. Once the order leaves our fulfillment center, it is the responsibility of USPS (or carrier). You will receive an email confirmation with your tracking number once your order ships. Please always reach out with any questions and we will do what we can to help and make sure you get your Shocks. 

      Group Orders

      Are you a dance studio owner? Coach? Company director? We want to hear from you. Find out about our discount for group orders (minimum of 15 pairs). Please complete the short form on the Director’s & Owners page or email us at info@apollaperformance.com. Someone will get back to you within 24-48 hours. Let’s talk about how we can get your group to start dancing longer and dancing stronger in our Apolla Shocks®!

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      Return/Exchange Policy

      Our Apolla Promise

      Apolla is proud to make high quality, premium products that are 100% made in the USA and we strive to provide equally as excellent customer service. In that spirit, we promise to do everything we can to help you get into your perfect fit and style of Shocks. We want you to be life-long customers. Please reach out to us in one of the many available contact options (Click Here) so we can guide you to your best fit before you place your order.

      We also have a Fit Finder Quiz to help you determine your best style of Shock (CLICK HERE). 

      However, we know it is impossible to always make perfect purchases, and you may be hesitant to purchase if you are not sure they will work. With that in mind, we want you to ALWAYS reach out to us if you have ANY questions or concerns with your purchase. We are here to help and guarantee 100% satisfaction. We WANT to hear from you whether it is positive or critical feedback...we thrive on helping our customers. If on the rare occasion the Shocks are not for you, and we can't get you into the right fit or style for YOUR fit preferences? We will refund your original order…simple as that!

      IMPORTANT NOTES ON REFUNDS, RETURNS, EXCHANGES, ETC:

      • Apolla will requireThe Shocks to be shipped back in order to process the refund.
      • Refund will only be applied once the Shocks have been received at our fulfillment center.
      • You must email Apolla at info@apollaperformance to start the exchange or return process and get information.
        • Please allow 48 hours to hear back on directions to return. 
        • Once the Shocks have arrived back at the fulfillment center, please allow up to 2 weeks for the return to process.
          • We will contact you once our fulfillment center has notified us. 
      • The customer is responsiblefor any shipping charges associated with the return OR exchange.
      • We prefer returns and exchanges are sent back with their original packaging.
      • Apolla will first try to exchange your Shocks to determine if a different style, fit, or size will meet satisfaction before refunding since we do believe there is an Apolla Shock for everyone.
      • Apolla will replace any products due to manufacturing defects and exchange products due to any sizing issue.
        • The product may have been tried on. However, we ask you do not dance in the Shocks until you determine the fit and style is perfect for you. 
      • Items may always be exchanged for an item of higher, equal, or lesser value.
        • If a product is exchanged for lesser value, we will refund the difference.
        • If the product is exchanged for a higher value we will send you an invoice to pay the difference.
      • All refunds (online or in person) will be issued according to the method of payment used in the original purchase. 
      • Please allow 3-5 business days once the refund has been issued to see the payment received back on the original form of payment. 
      • Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable and we are not able to provide return shipping labels at this time.

      Apolla is not responsible for pairs purchased from a retailer/stockist/distributor. Shocks must have been purchased from Apolla Performance directly for our Apolla Promise to be honored with the customer...but again...we want you satisfied...so please let us know if your retailer can't help you so we can keep you supported and protected. We will reach out to the retailer to see if we can reach a solution together. 

      Please contact us at info@apollaperformance.com to receive instructions to “Return & Exchange”. You will receive a response within 24-48 hours. 

      If your return or exchange is urgent, you can typically reach us faster on our FB messenger chat or our live website chat during normal business hours. Please see our Contact Us page.

      Helpful tips:

      • Please see Apolla FAQ's & Tips page to get many questions on sizing, traction, style etc. answered before contacting Apolla directly. 
      • If your Shocks do NOT start sticky with your first steps feeling strong resistance...PLEASE LET US KNOW at info@apollaperformance.com
      • Make sure to try on Apolla Shocks® immediately upon receipt to check sizing before you dance in them
      • We cannot return or exchange Shocks without knowing the proper size and gender
      • For the Alphas, please make sure to keep packaging insert with the proper pair so you can keep track of the Alpha size and gender
      • Remember, these are compression garments so they are tight
      • Scroll down on the size charts to see the size chart tips to make sure your Shocks are fitting correctly
      AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT US with any questions or concerns...we really do care and we really want you happy with your purchase. ;-) X
      The AMP & Performance Shock Size Chart

      The feet are fickle (and so are your preferences). Each person will fit their Shocks differently…so below the charts are size GUIDES…SEE BELOW FOR SIZING TIPS to help get you in your best fit!

      Tips for Sizing:

      • The Performance Shock/AMP Shock fits similar to the Infinite but the size chart IS slightly different so please take note! The top of each size range is borderline, here are tips to help you determine your best fit.
        • Foot size, narrowness and age may change the size up or down.
        • You may consider selecting the smaller of your border line size IF:
          • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 11 years of age, are very petite boned for your age, and/or have a narrower foot than average for your size
            • For example, an 11-year--old who wears a size 5.5-6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart) or a very petite boned adult
          • A 16-year-old who typically ranges between sizes 6.0-6.5 street shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.
          • A 16-year-old that ranges 5.5-6.0 with a narrower foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small
          • Also consider if you are a 6.0-6.5 but very narrow feet or petite boned if you prefer a snug fit in the toes you may want a small, if you like wiggle room, go with the Medium.
        • Every dancer has a preference…some will love the lower profile of the Performance, some may miss the snug hug of the Infinite up the calf.
        • The Performance Shock has the same arch and ankle support and differs in:
          • Lower profile & softer opening: the top of the Shock should hit below the bottom of the calf and goes on easier. The Infinite hits mid-calf
          • Sleeker and fitted in the toes than the Infinite to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage. But still has freedom.
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      HOLIDAY PROMO: Purchase of gift card $50 or More & you will be emailed a Free Ship Code! This is limited to the following rules and regulations.

      For US Billing Address: You will receive a code for FREE shipping anywhere in the US for any amount. (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, and PR. These locations will follow the international order values).

      If you are an international billing address you will receive a code that will credit your order up to the following values.

      • $50 gift cards will receive a code valued at up to $5.95 USD credit
      • $75 gift cards will receive a code valued up to $6.95 USD credit
      • $100 gift cards will receive a code valued up to $8.95 USD credit

      Limit one time use. Enter codes in promo box at checkout when Shocks are purchased and credit will be applied to the order. This Free Ship code will be valid for 90 days from purchase. The Free Ship code will be emailed to you separately from your purchase receipt.

      The Free Ship email will be sent within 72 hours of purchase. If you have not received after 72 hours please email info@apollaperformance.com so we can resend. This offer is valid until 11:59 Pacific on December 25th, 2017.
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