Just when you thought it was safe to stop shopping...

Heading back to the studio after the food-filled relaxation of Turkey Day weekend is always tough. Thank goodness, then, that Cyber Monday is here to make heading back to class feel just the slightest bit more bearable, with steeply discounted prices on all your favorite dancewear brands. That's why we've rounded up nine of the best Monday-only sales, just for you and your favorite dancers. Happy shopping!


Apolla Performance Wear

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Spend $50 or more on apollaperformance.com today, and you'll get free shipping to your U.S. mailing address. (International customers ordering more than $50 of merchandise will get a $5.95 credit applied to their cart at checkout.)

Abigail Mentzer Designs

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AMD has a terrific trifecta of special offers for today only: Free shipping on all domestic orders, 15% off your next order placed between January 1 and March 31, 2019, and a free AMD water bottle when you purchase the "Phoenix" or "Starlet" (shown above) three-skirt gift set.

Danskin

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Everything on danskin.com (with the exception of the new Jenna Dewan collection and any items already marked Final Sale) can be yours at 50% off with coupon code CYBERWOW. Spending more than $100? You'll net an extra 10% off.

Jo+Jax

With different levels of discounts across joandjax.com, you're sure to end up with a cart full of pleasant surprises. Ready, set, go!

Discount Dance Supply

Hurry up and snag your free makeup palette with a $45 purchase from discountdance.com while supplies last. You'll get free shipping in the bargain—and a free leotard when you buy two from select styles.

Capezio

Now through December 1, use code HANAMI when purchasing a pair of Hanami shoes, and you'll get a free pair of tights. "Perfect pairing" much?

Bloch Inc.

In addition to certain items being half off their original price, you can get free shipping on orders over $50 when you use coupon code CYBER18. No excuse not to stock up!

Soffe

This one's a simple, sweet deal: Basically half off anything on soffe.com! Soffe's billing this as their biggest sale of the year, so don't hesitate if you were planning to load up on classroom basics.

Louise Apparel

It's rare to find a sale on custom-fit items, but that's the beauty of Cyber Monday! Today, get 20% off former New York City Ballet dancer Ellen Warren's leotards, briefs, and calf warmers using code SMALLBIZ.

Ballet Stars
Karolina Kuras, Courtesy NBoC

It's hard to imagine the National Ballet of Canada without ballerina Greta Hodgkinson. Yet this week NBoC announced that the longtime company star will take her final bow in March, as Marguerite in Sir Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand.

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Sponsored by BLOCH
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Today's ballet dancer needs a lot from a pointe shoe. "What I did 20 years ago is not what these dancers are doing now," says New York City Ballet shoe manager Linnette Roe. "They are expected to go harder, longer days. They are expected to go from sneakers, to pointe shoes, to character shoes, to barefoot and back to pointe shoes all in a day."

The team at BLOCH developed their line of Stretch Pointe shoes to address dancer's most common complaints about the fit and performance of their pointe shoes. "It's a scientific take on the pointe shoe," says Roe. Dancers are taking notice and Stretch Pointe shoes are now worn by stars like American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston, who stars in BLOCH's latest campaign for the shoes.

We dug into the details of Stretch Pointe's most game-changing features:

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News
Alice Pennefather, Courtesy ROH

You ever just wish that Kenneth MacMillan's iconic production of Romeo and Juliet could have a beautiful love child with the 1968 film starring Olivia Hussey? (No, not Baz Luhrmann's version. We are purists here.)

Wish granted: Today, the trailer for a new film called Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words was released, featuring MacMillan's choreography and with what looks like all the cinematic glamour we could ever dream of:

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Viral Videos

What do Diana Vishneva, Olga Smirnova, Kristina Shapran and Maria Khoreva all have in common? These women, among the most impressive talents to graduate from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in recent years, all studied under legendary professor Lyudmila Kovaleva. Kovaleva, a former dancer with the Kirov Ballet (now the Mariinsky), is beloved by her students and admired throughout the ballet world for her ability to pull individuality and artistry out of the dancers she trains. Like any great teacher, Kovaleva is remarkably generous with her wealth of knowledge; it seems perfect, then, that she appears as the Fairy of Generosity in this clip from a 1964 film of the Kirov's The Sleeping Beauty.

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