The REWARDS of Cultivating Community: Introducing Our SHOP LOCAL Program
What does “community” mean to you?
Is it familiar faces and places? An area you can point to on a map? Is it close friendships, or a general feeling of camaraderie with those who share your interests and passions?
At Motionwear, the marquee name in dancewear basics for three decades and counting, we believe community is anything that keeps us connected. It’s become more crucial than ever in the age of COVID-19 for dance teachers and their students to stay connected, to cultivate a sense of community that reminds us: We’re not alone, and we can overcome any obstacle by working together.
In that spirit, we’re excited to introduce our SHOP LOCAL program! SHOP LOCAL strives to help dance studios across the country forge stronger connections with their local dancewear shops, offering shoppers REWARDS they can redeem across our entire family of brands (Costume Gallery, Art Stone and Motionwear) and creating a win-win situation for the entire community.
Here’s how it works:
Participating in SHOP LOCAL is a great way for dance studios and retailers to head into the Back To School shopping season. By buying premium-quality dancewear at a shop in your neighborhood, you support local business and stockpile rewards points you can redeem when it’s time to purchase dance recital or competition costumes.
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has created difficult challenges for dancers, parents, dance teachers, studio owners and local dance retailers alike. Although we’ve tried to redefine our idea of “community,” taking to social media, Zoom and other online platforms to stave off isolation, find inspiration - and continue to do business - there’s nothing quite like in-person interaction.
In the world of dance, there’s really no substitute for the intensely personal, emotional connection we feel in the studio, or while performing on a stage for a live audience.
With SHOP LOCAL, we hope to capture the sense of shared identity that lies at the heart of every community. Community is everything! Join ours and support yours today! Find a list of exclusive SHOP LOCAL dancewear stores near you on our website, or contact us for more information.