ucd water polo Ottawa dance store owner offers excitement

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OTTAWA Kristen Gerding Heffner has been dancing for 26 years. For 13 of those, she been able to share her love of it with others.

She started dancing when she was 3 years old, and the Glandorf native hasn stopped since. For 13 years, she taught others to dance. Now, she opened a dance boutique with the hopes of offering convenience to parents and joy to children who also love dance.

The Dance Boutique, at 211 E. Main St. in Ottawa, opened in May and offers sizes from 2 to 4 for toddlers all the way to plus sizes, Gerding Heffner said.

is going to find something that going to fit them, she said.

The store carries shoes in all colors and styles for ballet, jazz, tap, demi point and modern dance.

Though dance studios are aplenty in the area, dance stores are not, Gerding Heffner said. Many dancers must buy their clothes, shoes and leotards online, which she hopes they won have to do anymore,
ucd water polo Ottawa dance store owner offers excitement
with her store now open.

lot of girls have come in, and they super excited to have something, she said. the excitement of being able to actually feel the clothing and try it on. boutique offers girls the opportunity to play dress up, Gerding Heffner said.

She wants girls to feel beautiful and confident and for parents to feel at home in the store, she said.

As far as dance goes, she said the important thing is just that the girls do it.

Dance is something people can always use and take with them, she said. She had people come into her store from all over the area, including Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Van Wert and Wood counties. until the end of July. on Saturdays.

Along with expanded hours, the store is also expanding and will be growing, Gerding Heffner said. She renovating part of the back room now to show more merchandise.

hope (dance) gives them exactly what it gave me, Gerding Heffner said, and inner strength, the understanding that your body is beautiful. {
ucd water polo Ottawa dance store owner offers excitement