Cincinnati Ballet Selects Motionwear as Dress Code

Students at Cincinnati Ballet School
Students in class at the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

Press Release: Motionwear and Cincinnati Ballet announce Motionwear as the official dress code leotard of the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

By Hannah Hendricks
August 18, 2015

Indianapolis, INMotionwear, an Indianapolis based active apparel brand, announces today that it will be the official dress code leotard of the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet effective immediately. Company sales and marketing representatives have been working with staff at the academy, along with Cincinnati-area dancewear retailers, to solidify a streamlined dress code utilizing Motionwear’s exceptional quality leotards and vast color selection.

The Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet desired a dress code that established different color options for every level, giving students the desire to advance in their technique and abilities in order to reach a new leotard color, and allowing teachers to easily distinguish different levels with a simple glance down the hallway. With Motionwear’s vast color offerings, over 22 color options in their Silkskyn fabric alone, the Otto M. Budig Academy and Motionwear were able to achieve this structure with ease. This structured color-coded uniform has been used by the Boston Ballet School, in partnership with Motionwear, for over 10 years with proven success.

About Motionwear, LLC

Motionwear began over 25 years ago when Motionwear founder Emily Wilson saw fit, comfort, fashion and value lacking in dancewear available for her daughter. She took matters into her own hands; designing and sewing her own superior-fitting leotards.

Over the past 25 years Motionwear has grown to become a leading supplier of dance, gymnastics, team, and cheer apparel world-wide. Today, those same qualities remain the core foundation upon which Motionwear products are crafted.

Motionwear’s apparel is proudly designed and sewn in the USA.

About the Otto M. Budig Academy of the Cincinnati Ballet

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is the area’s preeminent classical ballet training program. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, we serve students and families throughout the greater Cincinnati area through pre-professional dance training, unparalleled performance opportunities and a strong connection to Cincinnati Ballet.

Motionwear “Why My Studio Rocks” Program

Indianapolis, Indiana – Motionwear, the Indianapolis-based dance apparel manufacturer, announces the winner for their “Why My Studio Rocks” program in effort to shine a spotlight on the winning studio. Motionwear acknowledged Turning Pointe Dance Academy in Corinth, Mississippi by awarding them a $500 cash prize.

Turning Pointe Dance Academy opened one year ago. In that time, studio owner Crystal Scarborough had turned girls who had never danced before into regional Showstopper winners. “I believe this happened because we are encouraged in a positive light,” said the student who nominated her studio. Students say the studio has become their home. Every team member is always welcome to “claim a spot at the bar and work”, even when its not his or her class time. Scarborough offers her time and money to teach, and buy shoes, and costumes for those who cannot.

TPDA now has two competition teams and fifty recreational students in just the first year alone. “Our studio is small, but it belongs to the dancers. Many of us consider this our safe place. There are no harsh words. I have seen little girls come into the recreational classes so timid and shy that they would cry the first day. One little girl did just that three months ago, but by the time the performance came around, she beamed on stage. After the performance we were having pictures taken and her mother and grandmother came over to Mrs. Crystal and said “We have you one child, and you have given us back another. God bless you! We never thought it was possible for her to look so happy or confident!” says student Maurryn Bingham. Studio Owner, Scarborough replied “That was always there! She just needed to believe it!”

Bingham, who nominated her studio, said” “Not only has our studio brought ballet back to the life in our area, but it has helped the confidence in every girl inside as well. That’s why my studio rocks!”

Bingham states “She finds what each of us excel at and builds out of that. Our studio is small, but it belongs to the dancers.” Turning Pointe Dance Academy helps bring confidence to young dancers and teachers them the art of dance.

The “Why My Studio Rocks” program is a campaign to highlight one studio per year for their work and impact in the dance community. Studios and students submitted written essays detailing why their studio should win. Studios play an integral role in the life of a dancer. Motionwear realizes that the studio is the foundation of where the dancer’s dreams come to life.

“As a father whose daughter danced her entire young adult life, there is no question that her experiences in the studio were the main reasons she loved the art and danced so long. We wanted to bring fun exposure to the winning studio and give back as well,” says the VP Sales and Marketing at Motionwear.

 

Press Release: Motionwear Awards Alabama Studio Cash Prize for “Why My Studio Rocks” Program

Winners of the “Why My Studio Rocks” campaign.INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (September 26, 2012) – Motionwear, the Indianapolis-based dance apparel manufacturer, announces the winner for their “Why My Studio Rocks” program in effort to shine a spotlight on the winning studio. Motionwear acknowledged Dream Makers Dance Studio in Columbiana, Alabama, by awarding them a $500 cash prize.

“This is amazing and came at a much needed time.“ – Jenny Lepsi, Dream Makers Dance Studio.

“She uses dance as our therapy and a place to escape,” explained one student of Dream Makers Dance Studio. “We are in such a small little town in the middle of Alabama. All we have is a gym. No barres, mirrors, mats; only love and passion.”

The “Why My Studio Rocks” campaign seeks to highlight studios for their work in the dance community. Studios and students submitted a written essay detailing why their studio should win. Motionwear realizes that studios play an integral role in the life of the dancer and is the foundation of where the dancer’s dreams come to life.

“As a father whose daughter danced her entire young adult life,” says Motionwear VP Sales and Marketing, “there is no question that my daughter’s experiences in the studio were the main reasons she loved the art and danced so long. We wanted to bring the fun exposure to the winning studio and give back as well.”

Press Release: Motionwear Unveils Sophique Collection

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (September 5, 2012) – Motionwear unveils Sophique, an exciting new collection of high-fashion dancewear that celebrates respect for the art of dance and the traditions of elegance. Each style is crafted in a sophisticated nylon spandex blend; select styles are accented with black mesh or chiffon.

Sophique, for the aspiring professional.

“This is a collection that we’ve all taken great pride in as we wanted to address the design needs of the Professional and Pre-Professional Dancer. We wanted the fabrics to be special, and the designs to be sophisticated and elegant. This is the kind of leotard that can be worn not only to class, but also to rehearsals and auditions. As a dancer myself, my experience tells me when you look beautiful and feel comfortable in your leotard, you will dance with confidence. The word itself, Sophique, is derived from the meaning of wisdom. These leotards reflect the years of knowledge and wisdom in a dancer’s career.“ – Product Manager of Dance, Motionwear.

Our Product Manager of Dance recently relocated to Indianapolis in June, where she was promoted to Product Manager of Dance. A graduate of UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, she has taught choreography at many prestigious studios all over the country. Her award winning choreography has been seen at Canada’s Symphony of Dance, Seattle’s Civic Light Opera, Woodinville Repertory Theatre, Seattle’s Men in Dance, and numerous high school musicals.

Motionwear’s Sophique line can be found in its participating Dance Retailers.

To find a local retailer, visit Motionwear.com.

Press Release: Motionwear Awards $500 At Dance Teacher Summit.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (August 3, 2012) – Motionwear awards the winner of their giveaway at the Dance Teacher Summit, Fox Studio of Dance & Gymnastics in San Fernando, California, a grand prize of $500.

“Susan Maryn is the owner. She was absolutely thrilled to win the drawing.” – Motionwear

Motionwear strongly supports dance studios in their involvement not only in the community but also in the lives of young dancers who are developing their technique. “We really enjoyed meeting such a diverse group of studios. It really solidified something we already knew. Our retail partners do an outstanding job servicing the studio community.” – Motionwear.

The Dance Teacher Summit is a conference that brings studio managers, owners, and teachers together to provide them with knowledge in the industry as well as networking opportunities. Attendees witnessed seminars, presentations, round-table discussions, and guest speakers.

Motionwear met with over one thousand different studios at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City.