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Apolla Partners

Apolla Performance Wear is a company that is deeply rooted in helping dancers feel better, supported, and protected by treating dancers as Artists AND Athletes. However, there is so much more to helping a dancer be happy, healthy, and whole from head to toe, from the inside & out…which is the soul to our company. To accomplish this, we are forming a collective of like-minded companies that will each bring a different perspective to help dancers dance stronger and dance longer in every way.

If you love Apolla and all we stand for…you are going to love these companies too. We are honored to partner with these companies and look forward to creating a movement that revolutionizes the dance world.

Please take a moment to get to know these companies and incorporating them in your dance life.


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Traction or Non-Traction?

There is an Apolla Shock for everyone and we recommend having one of each in your bag to keep you protected on any dance floor, in and out of the studio, from cross-training, to travel, from stage to recovery and everything in between! All Shocks are available with or without our customizable & refreshable traction so you can enjoy support and protection on multiple dance surfaces...and your feet will look amazing too! Here are some guidelines to help you choose which option is best for YOU:

Can’t decide if you should get With traction or NON? Click HERE to take a short quiz that will help you determine YOUR perfect grip. Or keep reading, here are some guidelines to help you choose as well:

I may choose traction if:

  • I enjoy a wide variety of movement with technical elements, direction changes, etc.
  • My main dance surface tends to be slippery
  • I dance on multiple different dance surfaces
  • I prefer to be more grounded in my movement
  • We recommend if you are going to be using primarily on a dance floor that you always get WITH traction on all styles of Shocks, then wear it down to your preferred grip.
    • Apolla Shocks without traction are great for carpet at conventions

Please note: Due to the antimicrobial/moisture wicking properties in every pair, we recommend to treat your Shocks more as you would a shoe. They do not need to be washed daily or even weekly, as water will naturally break down the traction faster. Wash your Shocks only as necessary to possibly preserve the life of the traction. OR wash your Shocks if you want to wear the traction in faster.

IMPORTANT: Click Here to Learn How to Refresh Your Traction so you can keep "re-sticking" your grip over and over for the life of the Shock

I may choose Non-traction if:

  • My movement is more stationary (i.e. instruction, yoga, etc)
  • My main dance surface is always very sticky
  • I will be wearing my Shocks in shoes (i.e. tap shoes, sneakers, etc.)
    • Non-traction Shocks are for everyone from runners to nurses that need more support, less aches, and improved circulation in their day to day activities
  • I plan to wear my Shocks in a convention setting and will likely be dancing on carpet or a combination of hard/soft surfaces.
  • I like to just wear a sock on dance floors and enjoy that gliding ability
  • NOTE that our Shocks do NOT have cotton, so if you like that bit of grip, get WITH traction and wear the grip down to your preference.

Care: All of our Shocks can be washed and dried according to our recommended care instructions and always use your Apolla Mesh Bag when laundering. We also recommend washing the WITH traction Shocks inside out to help preserve the traction.

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Why Only Non-traction?

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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What is a Mesh Bag?

Apolla Mesh Bags are the perfect multi-purpose drawstring bags to compliment your Shocks. This stylish accessory is a carry all bag that helps keep your Apolla Shocks together so they don't get lost in your dance bag. In addition, they double as a laundry bag, preserving the life of your Shocks when you need to wash and dry.

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Why I need E6000 for my Traction Shocks?

The beloved E6000 company has created a non-toxic spray adhesive that is the favorite refresher of traction for all of our Apolla Shocks. Apolla Shocks unique traction has eliminated the bulk and seams underfoot. It starts out sticky then you wear it down to your preferred level of grip. Then you keep it there by using a traction refresher. Some will refresh right away, some may never refresh...it is completely personalized to your need and floors. This is our recommendation. It is a pump spray and when you apply 5-10 pumps to your traction, it dries instantly, and does not damage floors. It helps to "re-stick" the grip over and over for the life of the Shocks. Some dancers start refreshing in the first class, some never refresh, some refresh when needed. It is important you have a bottle in your dance bag or at your studio to use as needed...one bottle last a long time! Your traction will wear down to nothing if you don't use a refresher, so make sure to order a bottle with your traction Shocks today!

(See Customize Traction link in main menu for a short 1 minute video tutorial on how to use your traction spray)

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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!

Size Chart

Size Chart

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Size Chart


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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    Boston Ballet Health Alliance

    Apolla Performance is proud to partner and is a recommended product of Boston Ballet Health Alliance. We are honored to say the incredible dancers for Boston Ballet wear Apolla Shocks and help them dance longer and dance stronger.

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    Established in 2004, The Dance Sessions has evolved into a living sanctuary that preserves, explores and shares the art of dance. With a focus on expanding, exploring and evolving individual creativity, The Dance Sessions has come to be known for creating a truly non-competitive, free flowing artistic environment, allowing dancers a chance to expand their artistic vocabulary and strengthen their facility through complete movement immersion.

    www.thedancesessions.com
    Facebook.com/The-Dance-Sessions
    youtube.com/user/THEDANCESESSIONS
    Twitter.com/DanceSessions
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    Sugarfoot Therapy is a revolutionary injury prevention conditioning program created by professional dancer Katie Schaar and physical therapist Dr. Nick Cutri. Used by dancers and dance educators worldwide, Sugarfoot Therapy brings the exercises of sports physical therapy to dancers. When practiced regularly, these exercises are scientifically proven to help prevent the occurrence of injuries. The dancer’s body not only requires vast amounts of mobility, but also the ability to stabilize that range of motion with adequate muscular strength and neuromuscular activation. Sugarfoot Therapy bridges the gap between the principals of functional biomechanics and traditional dance technique, creating functionally authentic movements that are the most efficient and effective way to warm-up, mobilize, and stabilize the dancer’s body in all three planes of motion. The full program is available via online streaming, so dancers can train with Sugarfoot Therapy anywhere…in the studio, at the gym, at home, or backstage. We offer specific full-length workouts, called SFT ROUTINES, that focus on different aspects of injury prevention, such as jumping, ankle stability, hip stability, knee stability, etc. The website also features a complete curriculum of individual exercises, making it easy for dance teachers to incorporate the program in the classroom one exercise at a time. Sugarfoot Therapy is rooted entirely in the evidenced based research of the Physical Therapy field. To access this valuable information, become a member of our website. Visit www.sugarfoottherapy.com.

    To see the FREE SFT Meets Apolla Shocks Warm-Up click HERE.

    www.sugarfoottherapy.com/
    Click Here to Learn More about this exciting partnership
    Click Here for Apolla Shocks® SFT FREE warm-up
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    Have you ever wanted to talk to your favorite professional dancer for guidance or get advice directly from a choreographer that you’d love to work with? OR are you a professional dancer looking to give back to the dance community? Mentorly is making this dream come true. Mentorly is an online marketplace where artists can connect and inspire each other through mentorship. You will be able to book sessions with professionals in the industry that can give you advice that can jump start your career! Find out how they got their first job, who is looking for dancers, you can even ask about their day-to-day routine that helps them maintain and grow their dancing! Mentors have the choice to keep or donate their earnings back to Mentorly's bursary program that sponsors emerging artists who can't afford the sessions. Also, communication with mentees happens via videoconference on the platform, so regardless of where you are in the world, you can still mentor! If this interests you, we would love for you to sign up today at www.mentorly.co and stay tuned for our launch this summer.

    www.mentorly.co
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    The Young Choreographer's Festival, now in its 8th year, presents the work of some of the most up and coming 18-25year old choreographers in all genres of dance at Symphony Space in NYC. We aim to educate, foster, and cultivate talented young artists by providing them with the tools, education, resources, and platform to successfully pursue a career in dance.

    YCF’s Educational Programming Element puts our young choreographers directly in contact with established professionals. We provide selected choreographers with a Mentor to help them throughout their process, private workshop classes, a Talk Back Panel, and rehearsal space. Apolla Shocks will be featured on several pieces and artists this year and we look forward to supporting the future of dance!

    If you do not fall within the ages of 18-25 and feel you would qualify to be a Guest Artist, please email info@youngchoreographersfestival.com.

    info@YoungChoreographersFestival.com
    917-675-7311
    The Young Choreographer’s Festival
    PO Box 237128
    NYC, NY 10023
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    Apolla Performance Wear is happy to announce a new relationship with Tracks // Where will dance take you? - A national grass-roots touring network based out of Pittsburgh, PA and Boston, MA, which provides a platform for artists from multiple cities to share dance styles while building support and growing relationships with audiences, dance makers, and presenters across the country. In turn, celebrating some of the industries freshest works and stakeholders.

    Tracks // collaborates with local organizations in host cities to bring visibility to the each city’s unique strengths. Through multiple showcase opportunities, this initiative fosters a creative environment where artists and presenters can meet, network, and build meaningful relationships.

    Apolla Performance Wear and Tracks will work within our individual areas of expertise to support the broader dance community! Be on the look out for special offers and opportunities within this partnership. Check out Tracks // Where will dance take you?

    https://www.jamdancer.com/tracks/
    2017 Tracks // Host venues Gibney Dance (NYC), PearlArts Studios (Pittsburgh, PA), Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA), and Green Street Studios (Cambridge, MA).
    2018 Tracks // Cities to include: NYC, Detroit, Bethlehem, and Houston
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    The Male Dancer Conference is a ground-breaking educational and social event designed exclusively for male dancers. It Includes a 4-day Comprehensive Educational Program for boys ages 8-11 and ages 12-17. It also offers boys ages 12 + the opportunity to select individual events instead of all 4 days. Events include Open Classes, Master Classes, Master Clinics, Lectures, Presentations, Group Discussions, Panel Discussions, Social Events and More.

    Apolla is proud to sponsor the Anatomy & Injury Prevention Class and helping all male dancers dance longer and dance stronger!

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    Apolla is proud to partner with Jenn Freeman’s Winter Move 2018 as the recommended footwear for this incredible intensive! WINTER MOVE is a FOUR-DAY CONTEMPORARY DANCE INTENSIVE. Each year WORLD-CLASS ARTISTS and EDUCATORS from NY and LA gather in beautiful BOISE, IDAHO to LEAD classes and SHARE their LOVE of DANCE.

    Now in its FOURTH year! Led by Idaho native and New York transplant, Jenn Freeman, dancers (ages 9+) will spend FOUR intense and rewarding days exploring and challenging their technical and artistic abilities. WINTER MOVE is the result of Jenn’s long standing mission to host a workshop experience created specifically for the young and thriving dance community in Idaho in hopes to connect them with other young artists across the U.S.

    Dancers will broaden their abilities, create new bonds and grow as emerging artists all while training with passionate world-class dance educators and choreographers. Partnering technique, warm-up techniques, ballet, and contemporary phrase work are a few of the many classes provided. An evening of improvisational technique and exploration will also be included at the ImprovLAB.

    Come experience WINTER MOVE with the gorgeous Boise, Idaho as your backdrop. Go to wintermovedance.com for more information.

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    Have you wondered if you can turn in Apolla Shocks? Well the author and creator of Pirouette Surgery says YES! Apolla is proud to partner with Rosina Andrews and promote her amazing book, Pirouette Surgery®. Apolla is all about bringing the sport science to dance…and in her book, Rosina teaches The Science of Turning and applying it to your dancing!

    About Rosina Andrews

    Influenced by her time living in NYC, Rosina's work is fresh, current and unique. She has an infectious personality which drives and inspires all dancers and creatives that she works with. Rosina's work exudes originality and is internationally in demand; coaching some of the best dancers in the world. The #RosinaAndrewsMethod is helping dancers, dance teachers and professionals worldwide advance their technique, clarify mindsets and excel within the industry. Rosina has her first technique publication, Pirouette Surgery® on the market and her second one is due to launch in December 2017. Rosina and her team offer masterclasses, private coaching, teachers intensives, summer schools and mentoring and aim to help dancers; Dance Smarter.

    Passionate about developing dance technique, Rosina Andrews launched her first book 'Pirouette Surgery® in December 2016. With Leap Surgery to follow this Christmas.

    Aimed at dance teachers and inquisitive dancers, Rosina shares the knowledge that she has obtained whilst teaching all over the world working with some highly influential dancers. The book discusses the processes of turning and the best ways for young dancers to improve their turns. With exclusive anecdotes and opinions from dancers in the Royal Ballet Company and advice from the World Record holder for pirouettes, Sophia Lucia; the book is packed full of great little tips, scientific theories and preparation exercises.

    A teachers kit is also available with a Three level Turning Programme and also offers an insight into strengthening exercises from Samuel Downing Personal Trainer. Alongside Rosina's insightful and charismatic teaching approach, this book is sure to delight its dancing readers from young to old.

    Want to learn the #RosinaAndrewsMethod and get a copy of Pirouette Surgery® for yourself?

    Go To: www.rosinaandrews.co.uk/online-store

    EXCLUSIVE APOLLA DISCOUNT CODE: Enter APOLLA20 at checkout for 20% off until December 31st.

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    iDance4aCURE began with one studio, a few dance moms and several young dancers who were determined to make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. From just one dance marathon, we have grown into an international movement that continues to unite the dance community by bringing awareness, but most important, raising much needed funds for childhood cancer research.

    We have learned quickly that the power of a dancer should never be underestimated. Through dance, we are saving young lives. Won’t you join us in #OURFIGHT?”

    Discover how you can join the fight or donate today! Go to: idance4acure.org

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    Our mission at Ballet For Adults is to elevate the genre of adult ballet and be a support to the ballet world. We want to promote a level of respect for those who pursue this art form and to help make it possible to dance ballet throughout one’s lifetime. We strive to expand the ways to learn to dance ballet at any age and to curate a methodology specially designed for adult ballet dancers. We want to work with others who have a passion for adult ballet and discover more opportunities for connecting this growing genre in the ballet world. Visit balletforadults.com

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    We’re thrilled to partner with Miami International Ballet Competition. This exclusive competition aims to united young artists from the US and abroad and inspire them to share their art form in an atmosphere of discovery and collaboration. This year, MIBC expects to attract an international following of spectators and artists that will come share their diverse cultures in a unique dance experience. Throughout the event, participants will receive master classes from a panel of guest teachers in Ballet and Contemporary dance. The panel will also provide constructive feedback and expert advice throughout the competition. Attendees and Jury Members are supported by Apolla Shocks! This international event will be held:

    1/23-1/27/19
    Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theater
    North Miami Beach City Hall
    17011 NE 19 Ave.
    North Miami Beach, FL 33162
    For more information, visit www.miamiibc.com

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    CLI Studios is the leader in online continuing education for dance teachers and studio owners. With over 250 hours of dance content, it is our mission to provide our Members with 24/7 access to classes that will leave them inspired year-round. CLI Studios is committed to bringing the industry's leading professionals right to your dance studio through our Studio Partnership Program. As a Studio Partner, you will have access to business and marketing resources, industry discounts, warm-ups, progressions in all styles, science-based stretching courses, creative movement syllabuses, competition choreography, interactive masterclasses, injury prevention classes, mentorship programs for aspiring professionals, and much more!

    We are proud to be partnering with such an innovative company seeking to improve training and access to dancers all over the world.

    Go to http://www.clistudios.com/ to learn more.

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    Regional Dance America is a nonprofit national association of pre-professional dance companies whose mission is elevating the future of dance in America - giving dancers experience and directors perspective. Through yearly regional festivals, the adjudication process, and the National Choreography Intensive, RDA inspires a growing community of excellence in dance education and performance.

    Each spring, highly esteemed adjudicators tour the RDA Regions to select works by member companies and arrange festival performance programs. The adjudicators provide constructive feedback to member companies to elevate their accomplishments. Each season culminates with regional festivals, which are the heart and soul of RDA. Member company dancers attend master classes, seminars, and college roundtables during the day, as well as perform each evening. Dancers are seen by college and professional training program recruiters and have the opportunity to audition for awards and scholarships. Festivals inspire artistic and personal growth, creativity, and excellence through networking with professionals in the areas of dance education, choreography, sports medicine, and more. Festivals also provide professional growth opportunities for artistic directors, choreographers, staff members, and parents through networking engagements. The RDA Regions join together every 5-7 years for a National Festival.

    Each summer, RDA’s National Choreography Intensive provides a one-of-a-kind experience for choreographers to explore the craft of choreography and for dancers to study in a variety of dance styles and with diverse choreographers. This multifaceted program offers dancers, emerging choreographers, and seasoned choreographers the unparalleled opportunity to work, study, and create under the guidance of nationally recognized professionals in the fields of dance and music.

    To learn more about Regional Dance America please visit
    https://regionaldanceamerica.org/

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    Dancers helping dancers...a belief Apolla holds dear. We love giving back and are proud to be a sponsor for Dance Against Cancer.

    Imagine a world free from cancer. Help make it a reality. Follow them at: @americancancersociety. & @DanceAgainstCancer to see when and where events happen near you. Buy tickets or donate at dacny.org

    danceagainstcancer #DACNY #americancancersociety #lincolncenter

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    The Commercial Dance Intensive was created in 2015 to train the next generation of dancers not only in technique but in the skills required to be successful in the professional dance world. CDI is focused on every aspect of a dancer's training and all the people that support them along the way. For studio owners, we provide on-location workshops bringing the best of CDI to your studio. We collaborate with competition companies to bring CDI to your competitive weekend and we host local community workshops with industry professionals. For parents, we provide webinars, FB groups, online videos, and a Q-n-A during our end of summer performances-all designed to help you understand the business of dance and how to help your kids succeed in it. For dancers, our intensives are unlike any other. CDI is so much more than just technique and choreography. CDI allows you to step into the life of a professional dancer and leave more educated and prepared to make this your career. Click "summer/winter intensives" above to start your CDI journey! Once you attend a CDI intensive you are in the #armyoflove and our incredible community of dancers and faculty will continue to support you throughout your dance career: anytime, every time.

    Apolla is proud to partner with this incredible intensive that cares to teach dancer's longevity in their career...teaching them how to dance longer and stronger.

    For more information visit, http://www.commercialdanceintensive.com/

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    Breaking Bounds Dance Inc is a Canadian company based out of Toronto Canada. Founded and directed by critically acclaimed Canadian dance educator and choreographer, Annie Wood, Breaking Bounds Dance is dedicated to providing excellence in dance education and performance opportunities for the Canadian dance community. Breaking Bounds Dance produces dance competitions, master class dance intensives, dance conventions, and all things dance! All dance platforms at Breaking Bounds Dance focus on educating and developing young dancers' talent and exposing students to "real world" dance experiences and elite industry professionals that will motivate and inspire dancers to strive for their full potential. Breaking Bounds has brought many renowned choreographers to the Canadian community including So You Think You Can Dance Stars, Tyce Diorio, and Mia Michaels. Other LA choreographers include Talia Favia, Rudy Abreu, Terry Beeman, Hok Konishi, and Bradley Rapier to name a few. In addition, Tony-nominated Broadway choreographer, A.C. Ciulla, Former Artistic Director of Cedar Lake and Alvin Ailey dancer, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Contemporary guru, Wes Veldink, and Slam are just a few more of the incredible artists Breaking Bounds has exposed dancers to. At Breaking Bounds we believe that it is important to exercise creativity and push artistic boundaries. Breaking Bounds Dance events are not just another competition or a workshop. Each event is a transformational experience where we are all elevated to the next level Breaking Bounds is extremely excited to develop a partnership with Apolla Performance Wear. The standard of excellence in Apolla’s dance shocks is unparalleled and they support the idea that every dancer should have a pair of Apolla shocks in their dance wardrobe! To learn more, visit: http://www.breakingboundsdance.com/

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    The UK’s first nationwide dance events based purely upon education produced by the Rosina Andrews Method. Amplify is focused purely on dance. An event for dancers 6 years -adult. We believe that dancers should be able to learn something from every class whatever their standard or experience.

    Amplify is about enhancing confidence and skills within a range of dance styles in smaller capped classes taught by Master Educators. With four age groups and eight nationwide venues, there is something for everyone. All dancers will take part in a jazz class, a contemporary class, a tap class and a hip-hop class. Our classes have capped numbers for dancers to have space to move and the individual attention that they deserve. ​All our venues are specialist dance venues with proper floors to enhance safe practice.

    Learn More by going to http://www.amplifydanceuk.com/

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    Dance Nation Invitational is an annual festival that began in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. This is an event that was created to bring dancers together while creating opportunities to give back to such organizations as the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital, Creative Kids Funding, and the Soul Harbors Mission. We truly are trying to change the world one dance step at a time!

    DNI has proven to be a positive and professional festival for dancers & their families by providing professional adjudicators, second to none workshops for all ages & abilities, we run on schedule and of course give our dancers and teachers a friendly and inspirational weekend of dance while giving away $10,000 in medals, awards & scholarships. To learn more go to: https://www.facebook.com/dancenationdf/

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    guiDANCE experience is a competition and workshop that educates dancers in a new way. Their goal is to give kids the opportunity to experience a fun and safe performance environment, inspire, and connect them to different people and experiences in the dance community and educate them in areas that the traditional competitive dance arena doesn’t always provide. They are also the first ever YPAD certified dance competition. For more information, visit http://www.guidanceexperience.com/

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