CAPEZIO GIVES AWAY TICKETS TO CAN YOU DANCE
The dance spectacular Can You Dance ? will be hitting the Sportspark at Norwich’s UEA in less than a week. To celebrate this long awaited event Capezio are giving you the chance to win 2 Silver tickets to the event, which has been organised by the amazing and incredibly talented Matt Flint and Tom Shilcock. Silver tickets allow entrants to take part in 3 dance masterclasses as well as be a competition spectator and gives entry in the exhibition too. The event also features a chance to meet Lucas McFarlane winner of Sky1’s Got To Dance as well as other like-minded dancers and professionals. So what do you have to do to get hold of this amazing prize? Simply email Capezio at email@example.com and tell us why you should be awarded the pair of tickets. Competition entries must be with us before 1pm Thursday 16th May and you must include your name, postal address, a contact no and email address. Capezio will announce the winner Thursday afternoon and confirmation of your ticket will be sent to you directly by the Can You Dance? team. Good luck everyone! Competition Rules:The Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media channels. This competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. There is no minimum age limit unless specified otherwise in the giveaway information. There is no maximum age limit. Entrants cannot be employees of Ballet Makers Europe Limited. Giveaways are open to customers and non-customers. No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP address. Entries through third parties or agents will be invalid. To be entered into a Capezio giveaway, entrants must email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell the Capezio team why they should be awarded the pair of tickets. All entries must be received before Thursday 16th May at 1pm. All eligible entries received by the closing date and time have an equal chance of winning. Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules or incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. The winner will be drawn at random and announced after 1pm on Thursday 16th May. The winner’s name will be announced on our website www.capezioeurope.com and social media channels. The winner will be notified personally as soon as reasonable practicable by email or phone after the closing date. If Capezio are unable to successfully contact the competition winner before 4pm Friday 16th May then the competition winner will forfeit the prize. It is a condition of entry that any winner consents to their first and last name to be published on the website and social media for up to 15 days after the closing date. The Promoter is Ballet Makers Europe Limited whose registered office is at 95 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AW. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. All entries will become the property of Ballet Makers Europe on its receipt of them and will not be returned. Entrants hereby assign to Ballet Makers Europe all worldwide copyright and like rights in their entries and waive all moral rights.
CAPEZIO LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM COMPETITION
Terms & Conditions:The Promoter is Ballet Makers Europe Limited whose registered office is at 95 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AW. The competition will run from Wednesday 01 May 2013 09AM (UK time) to Tuesday 31 December 2013 Midnight (UK time) . There will be one winner a month. The winner will be the person who posted the photo with the most likes. Each of the winners will in a £50 Capezio Gift Card redeemable on www.capezioeurope.com or at the Capezio Flagship London store. The Winners of the Competition will be announced on Instagram and Facebook on the 1st of each calendar month starting on 01/06/2013 at 9AM. Capezio Ballet Makers Europe will notify the Winner by using their Instagram profile names. The competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. There is no minimum age limit unless specified otherwise in the competition information. There is no maximum age limit. Entrants cannot be employees of Ballet Makers Europe Limited. Competitions are open to customers and non-customers. No purchase is necessary. By entering the Competition, Participants expressly acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and releases the aforementioned of any and all claims relating to or arising from the Competition. A selection of photographs may be published on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. To enter: (1) Take a photo (of yourself, a friend, or family member) while wearing your favourite Capezio gear; (2) upload your picture through your Instagram account; (3) Tag your photo using the hashtag #MyCapezio. Entries with #MyCapezio in the comments section will not be accepted. You must add the tag when you post the photo on Instagram.Photos must not: a) contain any material which is defamatory of any other person; b) contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory (or is of a sexually explicit nature); c) infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person (such as a photo of a copyright work, such as a painting or another photo- graph, taken without the copyright owner’s permission); d) be likely to deceive any person; e) be taken without the subject’s consent (or depict any subject under the age of 18 without their legal guardian’s consent); f) be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; g) show or encourage risky or dangerous behaviour; h) show or encourage discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; i) show or encourage any illegal or immoral activity violence, racial hatred, cruelty to animals or any other anti-social or unlawful behaviour of any kind. f) have pre-existing likes and comments.There are no restrictions on the number of entries. You may enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of winning. Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules will be disqualified. All entries will become the property of Ballet Makers Europe on its receipt of them and will not be returned. Entrants hereby assign to Ballet Makers Europe all worldwide copyright and like rights in their entries and waive all moral rights. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
The Capezio team will attend Blackpool Dance Festival from 23 to 31 May 2013.
CAPEZIO SPONSORS CAN YOU DANCE EVENTS
Can You Dance ? events are amazing days dedicated to Dance and Performing Arts.1. You can compete against dancers from all background’s & genre’s. 2. Take masterclasses with the UK’s most in demand talent. 3. Browse around the exhibition. 4. Find out about college opportunities & seek out career advise. 5. Meet like minded dancers and industry experts all in one place. Can You Dance ? is set to be the UK’s next biggest dance event. The hosts, Matt Flint and Tom Shilcock, have a great reach into the core dance community thanks to endless guest teaching & judging opportunities. For them, it is all about introducing the next generation to the dance world. The next CYD event will be at the UEA Sportspark in Norwich on 19th May 2013.Click here to find out more and book now!
CAPEZIO LONDON LAUNCHES CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT
On Monday 4th February, Capezio London launched their children’s department during an exclusive VIP preview evening for dance teachers, schools and parents.The Capezio flagship store now stocks all products from the Capezio Ballet Makers Europe catalogue as well as Intermezzo knitwear and legwarmers, Tyrrell Katz bags, lunch boxes, drinking bottles and cups, Inca hair accessories and Amelia fairy wings and wands.During this exciting evening, the store also introduced a revolutionary brand new children’s dance shoe, called Love Ballet, which has been engineered to grow with the child. Featuring Growth Pocket TechnologyTM which accommodates at least a ½ size in foot growth, this beautiful new ballet shoe also functions as a full and split sole. More details can be found on the Capezio blog.
INTERNATIONAL WORLD FITNESS & HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS
We’re back from the 2012 FISAF International World Fitness & Hip Home Championships. What a great event! Here are some of our favourite snapshots:
Team Australia wearing Capezio BF1 boots. Get yours now!
CAPEZIO SPONSORS PERIDANCE CAPEZIO CENTER'S AUDITION TOUR
Igal Perry, Artistic Director of Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, is coming to Europe to audition dancers and offer scholarships for three of its professionally-designed training programmes!To audition at any of the locations listed, students must register in advance. London, EnglandMarch 19th, 13:00-15:00at Royal Academy of DanceRome, ItalyMarch 20th, 11:00a-13:00at OpificioRome, Italy, March 20th, 15:30-17:30at Balletto di RomaTorino, Italy, March 21st, 13:00p-15:00at Nuova Officina Della DanzaParis, France, March 23rd, 16:00-18:00at Studio Heart PointAmsterdam, The Netherlands, March 24th, 13:00-15:00at Henny Jurriëns Foundation
Click here for more details about the Peridance Capezio Center ’s programmes, auditions and to register.!
FREE LATIN WORKSHOP IN LONDON
Following on the success of our workshop with Tap Attack, we’re back with a new free masterclass! XS Latin - the UK and GB Latin Formation Champions - will be at the Capezio London store all day on Tuesday 21st August to teach you to dance the rumba, cha cha cha and jive. Join us for a day of fun, latin dances and special discounts!To book, email email@example.com. Don’t forget to tell us what your level is so that we find you the perfect class. Have a question? Email us or get in touc via Facebook or Twitter.See you there!- The Capezio Team
CAPEZIO PARTNERS WITH PINZOLO
Capezio will proudly be sponsoring the 6th edition of the International Dance Theatre & Musical Festival from 29 July to 04 August in Pinzolo, Italy. Join us for exclusive shows, performances, exhibitions and summer camps with prestigious teachers. We will have a stand there and are looking forward to meeting with you all.If you are passionate about dance, theatre, singing and musical, the International Dance Theatre & Musical Festival is the place to be!See you there,The Capezio team
LAUNCH OF THE CAPEZIO BLOG
Dear Capezio fans,We’re very excited to announce we now have a blog! We will be posting regularly behind the scene videos and photos of our events, sneak peeks of our new collections, interviews with dance experts, how –to’s and much more.The purpose of this blog is to give you an “insider” perspective of what is going on in our company and share the knowledge, experience and expertise of leading dance professionals.We really want this blog to be interactive so please do not hesitate to comment on our posts and share your opinion. If you have a dance related blog, let us know. We’re also interested in guest blogging opportunities. Have a dance related question? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your question on the blog.To make sure not to miss our posts, follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or sign up to our mailing list.See you in the blogosphere!The Capezio Team
CAPEZIO TO ATTEND BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
We will be at the Blackpool Dance Festival between 24th May and 1st June 2012. Stop by our stand (we're at no. 30) to take a peek at our new ballroom collection, to benefit from fantastic discounts and to enter our numerous giveaways! We look forward to seeing you there,The Capezio team
CAPEZIO LONDON TO LAUNCH CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT
Excited to announce our flagship store will soon be launching the biggest children’s dancewear department in London! They’re having an exclusive VIP preview evening - please RSVP if you’d like to attend.
World Tap Championship
We are now thrilled to announce that Tap Attack have won no less than 6 trophies and 31 medals at the World Tap Championship in Germany. Congratulations in particular to Matt Hill who was crowned Junior Male World Tap Champion in the K360’s we gave him!
We’re so proud to sponsor such a great team. Please visit their website and follow them on Twitter. Did you know they’re offering classes and private lessons? Don’t miss out on a chance to learn from the best tap dancers!
Capezio is on Google +
We are very excited to announce we have joined Google Plus! Check out our brand page here! We’re looking forward to connecting with you all on this new network. If you already have an account, please add us to your circles and we will add you back. The Capezio team.
NEW IN: Tutus
Discover our amazing classic and romantic tutus! Available in no less than 8 colours and in both adult & child sizes.
Item code: 9829 (adult sizes).
Colours: Available in black, hot pink, pink, red, royal, turquoise and white for adults.
Classic Tutu - child
Item code: 9829C (child sizes)
Colours: Available in black, hot pink, lavender, pink, red, royal, turquoise and white for children.
Item code: 9830 (adult size)
Colours: Available in black, hot pink, pink, red, royal, turquoise and white for adults.
Our tutus are made of 100% Nylon tulle and feature a 1 ¼” wide elastic waistband with grip back.
Already bought our tutu? Give us some feedback on Facebook or Twitter!
UEA Fashion Show 2011
Capezio will be proudly supporting the Fashion Show Runway 2011 choreographed by Stephen Knights from the Knightshift Dance Company on Sunday 27th & Monday 28th November at the UEA in Norwich. Don't miss out on an evening of fun, dance and couture catwalk!
CAPEZIO FOR SPORT RELIEF (P1)
Here at Capezio we love Sport Relief and what it stands for. We really want to be a part of this great event and support some amazing charities by raising money for vulnerable people in the UK and abroad.Our head office will be organising a mini fundraiser on Facebook on the 24th - 25th of March. Stay on the lookout for our Capezio for Sport Relief photo album. Our staff will be dressed in their favourite dance gears and for every like they will get on their photo album, they will donate 0.50p to charity. Please log on your Facebook account this weekend, click on this link, look for our album and give us a “like”!Our London flagship store will also be involved. They will donate 10% of their profit on Sunday to charity. So please do your shopping on Sunday at Capezio and help us make a difference!
We thank you all in advance!- The Capezio team
CAPEZIO SPONSORS THE PULSE LONDON
The Pulse On Tour is a weekend dance event featuring the top choreographers and instructors in the industry today. The faculty can be seen on reality television shows (such as So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Glee), directing the hottest music videos (Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez: to name a few) and tours for leading recording artists, as well as producing and choreographing for headlining movies, commercials and Broadway productions. The Pulse On Tour will be hosting an event in London for the first time ever in April 2013. The event will include:- 2 days of classes- Faculty meet and greet- Photosession with the Pulse Faculty- Q&A with the Pulse Faculty- ScholarshipsRegister online now!
WE’RE BACK FROM DANZA IN FIERA
Hi everyone,We are back from sunny Firenze. We had a fantastic time at Danza In Fiera. Thank you all so much for stopping by our stand, checking out our new collection and of course for your feedback. It’s been extremely useful. We can’t wait to launch all the new products throughout Spring and Summer. If you're not yet on our mailing list, please sign up to make sure you get the information first!For those of you who weren’t there, take a look at our pictures. You will be able to see sneak peeks of our new collections.
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Capezio in S Magazine
S Magazine - the Sunday Express supplement - chose our Capezio Daisy satin ballet shoes for their "Dance Class" fashionable photoshoot. We are absolutely thrilled of this feature. Aren't these photographs by Peter Zownir gorgeous? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.
The Daisy satin ballet shoe can be purchased here or in in store.- The Capezio team
Capezio In OK Magazine
We're very excited and proud to announce that the stars of The Only Way Is Essex TV show were wearing Capezio legwarmers and leotards for their OK magazine photoshoot. Here are the pictures: We love hearing from you so please do give us some feedback on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.
- the Capezio team
CAPEZIO FOR SPORT RELIEF (P2)
Everyone at Capezio would like to thank you for your participation to our two fundraisers, whether you made a purchase in store on Sunday, donated some change or simply “liked” our Facebook album. Thanks to you, we have raised £200! This money will make a big difference in people’s life.Here’s what £200 can do according to the Sport Relief website:£200 is enough to run a school for 2 weeks in Kenya – educating more than 300 children whose families are affected by HIV and AIDS.£200 could feed 400 vulnerable street children in India for one day.£200 could buy new clothes for 40 children living or working on the streets of Nepal.£200 could give vital medicine to 160 children in Uganda who have severe malaria so they can survive the long journey to hospitalWhatever you did for Sport Relief, we hoped you enjoyed it as much as we did. Here are our favourite pictures of the weekend:
FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50!
We are now offering free delivery> across Europe> on orders over £50! Our carriage costs have also been updated:
FIND US ON INSTAGRAM
We’re now on Instagram. Follow us now for sneak peeks of new collections, giveaways and behind the scenes images of all the shows, workshops and exciting dance events we’re working on!
Capezio Dance Theatre Shops
Monday: 13.00 - 18.00
NEW IN: the JAG in caramel
You liked the Jag in black? You are going to love it in caramel!
Now available online and in stores. If your local Capezio stockist doesn’t stock the Jag in caramel yet, do not hesitate to ask them to order it for you.
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Dear all, we will be observing two minutes of silence on Friday the 11th November at 11 AM here at Capezio in memory of our veterans. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
2011 UK Adult Formation Champions
XS Latin competed at the UK Formation Championships in Blackpool on 26th June 2011 and Capezio are pleased to report that they are now 2011 UK Adult Formation Champions!
Celebrating 125 years of dance
Did you know 2012 is a major milestone in the history of the Capezio brand? We are proudly celebrating our 125th anniversary this year! Along with our heritage, we still remain a family owned business who is proud to continue the tradition of its founder, Salvatore Capezio, offering fine craftsmanship in Dancewear.2012 will welcome many fantastic and new innovative products, giveaways and fun events in celebration of this historic achievement.We’d like to thank you all for your support to the brand and for making us who we are today. Thank you!The Capezio team
NEW IN: the BELLA Pointe Shoe
Discover our latest basic addition: Bella
The Bella is now available to purchase online and in store.If your local Capezio stockist doesn’t stock the Bella yet, do not hesitate to ask them to order it for you.
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Capezio were researched and selected as the "World's Greatest!..." in Dancewear/Dance Shoes industry.
"World's Greatest!...." is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of some of the most amazing and unique companies, products, people, and travel destinations the world has to offer.
2011 Recipient: Desmond Richardson
THE CAPEZIO BALLET MAKERS DANCE FOUNDATION SELECTS DESMOND RICHARDSON TO RECEIVE THE 60TH ANNUAL CAPEZIO DANCE AWARD
(Totowa, New Jersey/New York, New York): The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Desmond Richardson as the recipient of the 60th annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by the world’s premier dance and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers, which will celebrate its 125thanniversary in 2012.
Awarded annually since 1952, the Capezio Dance Award celebrates significant contributions to American dance by an individual, company or institution. It recognizes those who bring respect, stature and distinction to dance and who exhibit qualities such as innovation, creativity and imagination. Desmond Richardson’s mastery across a wide range of dance genres, ground breaking accomplishments as a choreographer and dedicated commitment to expanding the influence of dance place him within the pantheon of prior Capezio Dance Award awardees such as Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham and Savion Glover.
Hailed as one of the great modern dancers of his time, Richardson’s immense talent was first recognized as a student at New York High School for the Performing Arts, during which time he received a merit scholarship from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (1983-1986) and the International Academie des Tanz in Koln, Germany (1984-1985). He was also a recipient of a Presidential Scholar Award for the Arts (1986).
In 1987, Richardson joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where he was a principal dancer for seven years. After leaving the Ailey Company, he performed with Ballet Frankfurt and as guest artist with several world-renowned companies, including Swedish Opera Ballet, the Washington Ballet, Teatro at La Scala, and the San Francisco Ballet. In 1997, he joined the American Ballet Theater where he performed the lead role in the company’s world premiere production of Othello, leading The New York Times to describe him as one of the most majestic dancers ever to tread the Metropolitan stage.
Richardson co-founded Complexions Contemporary Ballet in 1994, creating a singular vehicle for incorporating into dance and human movement a spectrum of methods, styles and cultures. He continues to serve as artistic director of the company.
In 1998, Richardson joined the cast of the Broadway musical Fosse, for which he received a 1999 Tony Award nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in the musical The Look of Loveand the critically acclaimed Movin’ Out. He had a principal role in Soul Possessed, which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1999. Richardson has worked in television, film, and video, appearing with such diverse musical artists as Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Madonna. He was featured in the films One Last Dance and the Oscarwinning Chicago. Displaying his multi-faceted talents, RichardsonmadehissingingdebutinCharlesRandolphWright’s2005 film, Preaching to the Choir and performed the lead role of Beowulf in Julie Taymor’s Grendel.
His recent honors include the Alvin Ailey School’s 2006 Apex award, the prestigious 2007 Dance Magazine Award and, at the invitation of the President of the United States, performing at the 60th Presidential Conference.
Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, President and Artistic Director of the North Carolina Dance Theater, will present the 2011 Capezio Dance Award and the accompanying $10,000 honorarium to Desmond Richardson at a performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater on May 24, 2011.
The Face of Capezio 2011
After months of searching across Europe, we finally revealed The new Face Of Capezio for 2011 at our London dancewear store in Covent Garden.
Congratulations to LAUREN RHODES from Windsor in the UK who will be working with us to promote the brand over the course of the year ahead. Lauren will become the star of Capezio Europe’s online and print advertising in 2011 and will be given the chance to wear some of Capezio’s latest collections before anyone else. She’ll also be kitted out in £500 of Capezio products – anything from our world famous ballet shoes to our extensive range of bodywear.
We had a massive response when we launched the competition back in July and the three finalists were invited to London to meet the judges and perform a 3 minute solo. Samantha Bosshardt from Portsmouth (UK), Teresa Torres from Pamplona (Spain) and Lauren Rhodes from Windsor (UK) were then given the chance to look round our flagship London store in Covent Garden and were presented with a free pair of Capezio shoes and a goody bag!
The judges were looking for someone with a passion for dance and Lauren definitely exuded it! We'd like to thank everyone who entered, in particular our two fantastic finalists - Sammy and Teresa who also performed brilliantly.
See some of the highlights from the final below...
Take That Winner
Capezio are pleased to announce the winner of the biggest competition the dance world has seen! SAMANTHA BALDWIN from London is the lucky girl!
Samantha and guest will be watching the famous TAKE THAT boys next week at Wembley Stadium in true Capezio VIP style.
CONGRATULATIONS From the CAPEZIO team!
BOURNEMOUTH UK DANCE EXHIBITION
NEW IN: the BOLT sneaker
We are thrilled to introduce you to our latest dance sneaker: the BOLT.
Watch the video to find out more about our lightest sneaker ever! It's perfect for dance and fitness.
If you’ve already purchased the BOLT, we’d love to hear your feedback. Get in touch on Facebook and Twitter!
RAFFAELE PAGANINI WILL BE AT OUR STAND AT DANZA IN FIERA!
We are thrilled to announce that the talented Italian dancer Raffaele Paganini will be at our stand at Danza In Fiera at the end of the month.Raffaele will be able to answer your questions on Friday 24 February from 10:45 to 12:00, stand A20-22. If you cannot attend the event, please do not hesitate to send us your questions in advance on Facebook, Twitter or via email (email@example.com). We will be more than happy to get the answers for you.- The Capezio team
New For 2011 !
Capezio proudly present the newest additions to our extensive footwear collection. Our outstanding array of Dancesport shoes now include the beautiful Alandra with its signature Capezio construction and the flexible Xavier (BR133) with its supple glove-like fit. As with all of Capezio’s Dancesport shoes, they have been crafted with superior attention to detail.
We’ve also created a unique addition to our Footundeez® collection with the H07G Jelz™ - a truly unique combination of ingenuity and engineering.
Last but not least, we present the amazing JAG - a foot hugging Jazz with sneaker styling. Like all of our Jazz shoes, the Jag is designed for outstanding comfort, performance and style.
Available now online and from your nearest authorised Capezio stockist.
Peridance Capezio Center
Saturday: 12.00 - 17.00
Capezio Class Collection
Adina says: “The forthcoming IDO World Tap Dance Championships is a hugely important competition for me and the rest of the England team. We have worked very hard to get to this position and I am lucky enough to have been selected for the fourth year running. With this donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund I will be able to cover approximately half of my costs involved in getting me to the championship in Germany. This will be a great boost to me as it means I can tap dance and play longer. A big thank you goes out to MARS Refuel.”