BALLET GLIDERS KEEP DANCERS ON THEIR TOES
The Ballet Glider by KAS, the new essential accessory for ballet dancers and those who use a ballet barre for their exercise regimens, is now available in several New York City dance shops and online, according to inventor Kathryn Sullivan, one of New York’s prominent ballet teachers, and a former professional dancer on both sides of the Atlantic.
“I created Ballet Gliders in 2012 to help my students during ballet barre exercises, since they help with sliding, and easing one’s hand grip”, says Sullivan, who adds that Ballet Gliders are practical, light enough to carry in a dance bag, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
“Our Ballet Gliders are designed and hand-sewn in New York” notes Sullivan. ”Each ballet glider is 7” wide and 9 1/2” tall, when opened; and made of plush fleece. They can be machine-washed on a delicate cycle and line-dried. The Ballet Glider website features a video demonstration of the Ballet Glider, along with the most popular styles, although many styles are available. For details: www.balletglider.com.
Sullivan added that all orders placed before December 10, 2016 will be delivered before Christmas.
Ballet Glider creator Kathryn Sullivan currently teaches ballet at STEPS on Broadway, the Peridance Capezio Center, and the Joffrey Contemporary Summer Intensive, as well as at Barnard College at Columbia University. She has taught ballet in New York City for over twenty-five years; and many of her students perform in major dance companies and on Broadway, or are now teachers .Sullivan was a professional ballet dancer for many years, performing with the Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Connecticut Ballet, and Les Ballet de Nancy.
Ballet Gliders are available in many major Manhattan dance shops, including Capezio at 1650 Broadway at West 51st Street, The Peridance Capezio Center at 126 East 13th Street; STEPS on Broadway Boutique at 2121 Broadway at West 74th Street; On Stage Dancewear at 197 Madison Avenue; and Sansha at 888,Eighth Avenue. Ballet Gliders are also available online at www.balletglider.com. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.