Posted: Jul 15 2013
On Thanksgiving, year 2010, we opened the first all men’s and boys‘ dancewear store. Since then, over 68,000 different people have come to our site and we have shipped orders to over 22 countries in the world. As proud as we are of what we've accomplished in the past 3 years, BOYSDANCETOO is ready to be more than just "The Dance Store for Men. It is now time for us to become "The Dance Resource for Men." We care about these guys; more than just what dancewear they are choosing. We care about their health: physical AND mental. We care about their experience inside AND outside of the studio. We care about the experience the parents have; that a lot of them are “in the blue” when it comes to getting the right training, the right atmosphere, the right clothes and the right advice for their boy dancers. We care, and so do you.
There are three steps to making this website a reliable resource for male dancers and their supporters:
Step One: Start writing. Before reading becomes completely obsolete in our world we are choosing to write about everything we think is valuable to a male dancer in order to get the wheels turning.
Step Two: Get the Pro’s involved. Sarah and I have a combined 28 years in the dance and movement education field and our input is valuable, but we plan on enlisting the help of professionals in various fields to help educate.
Step 3: Overhaul. Once the wheels start spinning fast enough, our website will have a complete makeover to turn what was once just valuable words into to something fun, informative, and interactive.
What you are reading is the launch of Step One. This blog will contain entries that inspire dialogue of subjects surrounding male dancers. It will be filled with information as well as inquisitions. It is a new space for everyone to come together and share what its like to be a male dancer or be a supporter of a male dancer.
Our entries and your opinions may contain sensitive material. There is only so much “code” we can use when talking about dance belts, and there is definitely going to be some opinions that push people’s buttons. We will do our best to monitor the appropriateness of the content and claim the right to censor user-made content when we see fit. That does not mean you shouldn’t speak openly and honestly, just be mindful of 3 things:
1. Kids are reading this.
2. We all come from different places.
3. We are all offering up opinions out of love for our dancers. We are a family now and the blog should rejoice in that fact.
The day will come when a boy chooses to dance, and he isn’t bullied for it. The day will come when a mom or dad wants to find EVERY piece of dancewear for their boy dancer and they don’t have an issue. There will be a day when male dancers are always in class with other male dancers. There will be a day when all dance studios know how to create effective programs for male dancers. This day will come and every time you participate in this blog you are helping us turn THIS day into TOday.
So welcome, to BOYSDANCETOO's Blog: The Dance Resource for Men.