A young ballerina in attire from the Ballet Box.
A young ballerina in attire from the Ballet Box.

Dancewear is out of the box

KRISTINA Sanne has turned a simple idea into a brainwave – and all Clarence Valley parents and dance students are invited to share it with her.

As a well respected dance instructor with more than 25 years’ industry experience, Kristina knows quality dance products when she sees them, and on Sunday her local business, The Ballet Box, will present a special viewing of the 2011 season of dancewear and footwear from leading Australian brand Bloch.

Describing the viewing as a “first for the Clarence Valley”, Kristina said she was inspired to organise the event to keep Grafton “up to date” with market leading brands and to increase their promotions in the rural area.

“Bloch is a renowned producer of dancewear and I’m excited to be presenting their newest line here in Grafton,” she said.

“They make a very comprehensive range of dance apparel for jazz, ballet, tap, Irish, hip hop, Zumba and highland dancing and I sell many Bloch products at The Ballet Box including leotards, stockings, shorts and winter wear.

“Dancing is very popular with a lot of kids in Grafton and I want parents to know that yes, they can purchase quality dance attire from a local business and everything at The Ballet Box is sold at the recommended retail price.”

Kristina has been managing The Ballet Box for just over a year and said while the business had done very well, she was “looking forward to being able to offer people the chance to see the latest Bloch collection”.

Along with managing The Ballet Box, Kristina also has her hands full running her dance studio Jacaranda Highland Dancers.

Kristina said she took pride in passing her skills and knowledge on to the next generation of Aussie Scottish dancers.

Currently there are 35 talented young students from Coffs Harbour to Grafton enrolled with her studio.

“Dancing is a great way of staying active and keeping fit and it’s also a good way to have fun,” Kristina said.

“From a teacher’s perspective, the best thing about dancing is seeing my students enter their first competition and dancing on stage in front of an audience.

“When dancing, it’s important to wear suitable, comfortable clothes and shoes and all Bloch creations are designed especially for dancers.

"I don’t want people to miss out on the opportunity to see the new seasons showing this month.”

The latest Bloch collection will be presented by The Ballet Box on Sunday between 3.30 and 4pm at St Stephens Church Hall, South Grafton.

The Ballet Box is located in conjunction with The Hope Chest at 78 Prince Street and is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to noon Saturdays.

For further information about the Bloch showing or Jacaranda Highland Dancers please contact Kristina Sanne on 0432 214 241.

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