Hey, everyone! Welcome to our first official blog post at The Barre Room. We are so excited to start this new journey. Our goal is to post weekly about the many different dance related topics that surround our store.
Today, we'd like to take the time to tell you a little about ourselves.
“The Barre Room was founded by Sharon Davison over 40 years ago with Pat Ellsworth. Working side by side, Sharon and Pat set the high standard of excellent customer service. I started my journey in 1994 when I was 17 years old. Having been a dancer and working under Sharon and Pat, I gained the experience and knowledge necessary to offer a high level of expertise to our dancers. In 2007, The Barre Room was purchased by Angelo Runfola and his family. At that time, the Runfola family owned 5 dance stores in the greater Buffalo, New York area known as Bailey Slipper Shop. Being their store manager and a part of their large family owned business, I gained even more valuable experience and knowledge in serving dancers and running the day to day business operations at The Barre Room.”
“My dance journey began in 1998, when I became a student of the late Joan Kalivoda. As my years of dance continued, so did my trips to The Barre Room, a special place for all local dancers. Shortly after entering into college, I began working at The Barre Room. During this time, I also had the pleasure of becoming a dance educator. For the past several years, I've gotten to enjoy being surrounded by the other side of the dance world-- learning to properly fit dancers for shoes, getting to assist with the ordering, and learning the ins and outs of the business. Now, I am a full time employee of The Barre Room and have the privilege of doing what I love every day.”
Next week, we will feature some of the new styles that will be fashionable for the Back to Dance Season. We have some fun topics planned, but also want to know what would you like to hear about? Let us know via the comments section.
Sincerely yours in the love of dance,
Crystal & Megan