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Dance shop duo hope to keep kids active in Widnes
4:20pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A DANCE shop in Widnes is hoping to help kids stay active by keeping prices down.
Sharon Neeves runs a Widnes dance school and knew that residents were finding it difficult to get the necessary equipment cheaply.
When her friend Michele Carter was made redundant from her job in a shop they decided to combine their expertise and open Dance Sensations on Queens Avenue in Widnes.
“We decided with my dance knowledge and Michele’s shop experience we would open a shop. There are so many dance schools in Widnes now we are doing really well,” said Sharon.
The shop has now been open for six weeks and the range of dance activities available in the area has taken Sharon and Michele, of Northway in Widnes, by suprise.
Sharon, from Francis Close in Widnes, said: “With the ice skating rink, we get lots of enquiries about ice dancing dresses and for gymnastic leotards. We never expected to offer such a wide range.
“Originally we were just doing it to help people get something reasonably priced. People need something affordable so their kids are able to keep doing these activities. We try and keep prices as low as we can.”
The shop also offers a pointe shoe fitting service for which ballet dancers would previously have had to travel to Liverpool or even London.
They also cater for morris dancing, theatrical dance, zumba and offer packages for hen and stag dos, including personalised t-shirts and sashes.
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