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Reading Dance News

Dancia Crowthorne & Reading Appointed as Official Kingsclere Performing Arts College Uniform Outfitters

20 Feb 2017 - Dancia Crowthorne & Reading are Official Kings PA Uniform Outfitters
We are delighted to announce that Dancia Crowthorne and Reading have been appointed as official uniform outfitters for Kingsclere Performing Arts College - a brand new college that opens its doors to students in September 2017. Kings PA will be offering vocational industry standard training in dance, singing and acting to students from age 16+. Audition dates in March and April. More information from www.kings-pa.uk, or visit their stand at Move It.


Reading Manager Shortlisted for Retail Award

4 Aug 16 - Reading Manager Shortlisted for Retail Award
Congratulations to our part-time manager, Ellie, who has been shortlisted for a Reading Retail Award in the category of Shooting Star. We’re very proud of everything that Ellie has achieved during her time with us, and we wish her all the best of luck in the final round of judging.


Dancia Reading Nominated for Prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award

19 May 16 - Dancia Reading Wins Muddy Stilettos Award!
Dancia International Reading is proud to have won the Best Children’s Business award in the inaugural Muddy Stilettos Awards, celebrating fantastic places, spaces and businesses across Berkshire. With over 20,000 voters and more than 800 businesses involved, the awards were hotly contested. The overall winners in each category were announced on 14 June 2016, and we were proud to receive our certificate at the winners’ event held at Basildon Park on 16 June.


Dancia Reading Nominated for Prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award

19 May 16 - Dancia Reading Nominated for Prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award
We're delighted to say we've been nominated in the prestigious Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 in the best children's business category. Muddy Stilettos celebrates only the very best local businesses in Berkshire, so if you love what we do, please vote for us! We'd love to win. Voting take literally seconds. Just go to http://berkshire.muddystilettos.co.uk/awards/, enter your email address and scroll to our category.


Dancia Reading commended at Reading Retail Awards

13 Sept 14 - Dancia Reading commended at Reading Retail Awards
For the second year in row, Dancia Reading was shortlisted and received a commendation at the Reading Retail Awards in the category of "Independent Retailer of the Year". We are extremely proud to have been recognised once again at this prestigious event.


Dancia Reading is proud to sponsor 'Has Reading Got Talent?'

16 Jun 14 - Dancia Reading sponsors "Has Reading Got Talent?"
Here at Dancia Reading, we are excited to announce that we are an official sponsor of this year’s "Has Reading Got Talent?". Auditions take place at The Hexagon Theatre in Reading from Wednesday 30th July, with the grand final on Sunday 3rd August. Pick up a registration form from us in store, or register online, and be in with a chance of winning £1,000!!


Dancia Reading is proud to sponsor Jerusalem at South Street Arts Centre

05 Feb 14 - Dancia Reading proud to sponsor Jerusalem
Here at Dancia Reading, we are passionate about supporting the performing arts in Reading. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are sponsoring RBL Foundation's production of "Jerusalem", which will be performed at South St Arts Centre on 25th and 26th February 2014.


Shop which opened in the depths of recession thrived from day one

24 Jan 14 - Shop which opened in the depths of recession thrived from day one
Read GetReading's latest business profile of Dancia International and interview with Dancia Reading owner Jude Chapman.


Dancia Reading Joins the Caversham Rewards Programme

16 Jan 14 - Dancia Reading Joins the Caversham Rewards Programme
We are delighted to announce that Dancia Reading is now a member of the Caversham Rewards programme, offering 10% discount to cardholders. With over 25 local businesses involved, this is a fantastic way to save on shopping, eating out and doing business in Caversham. For details, please speak to a member of our staff. Alternatively, you can view all the participating businesses and register for your card by clicking on the Caversham Rewards card image. Card holders will be kept up to date by email with any other exclusive offers we may run during the year.


Dancia Wins Reading Retail Award

7 Sept 13 - Dancia Wins Reading Retail Award
We are excited and very proud to announce that Dancia International Reading has won a prestigious Reading Retail Award. During a glittering awards ceremony held at The Hilton Hotel on 7th September, we were awarded the prize for Promotional Initiative of the Year. This was in recognition of our Dancia Direct service, whereby we take the shop out to dance and drama schools to run regular uniform days. We were also voted runner-up in the category of Independent Retailer of the Year 2013.


Dancia Shortlisted for Two Reading Retail Awards

18 Jul 13 - Dancia Shortlisted for Two Reading Retail Awards
We are excited and honoured to announce that Dancia Reading has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Reading Retail Awards: Independent Retailer of the Year and Promotional Initiative of the Year for our newly launched Dancia Direct service. If you run a dance school or stage school, and would find it useful to have us visit you on site to fit pupils with jazz shoes, jazz pants, ballet shoes and any other uniform items – at discounted prices - then please get in touch with us about Dancia Direct.


Grishko Pointe Shoe Fitting

24 Mar 13 - Grishko Pointe Shoe Fitting
As part of our commitment to staff training, three members of staff battled snowy conditions to travel to Birmingham and successfully complete an in-depth one day workshop on pointe shoe fitting run by Grishko UK.


Going en pointe is no mean feat

30 Jan 12 - Going en pointe is no mean feat
The Moscow City Ballet is to wow Reading audiences with Giselle and Romeo & Juliet this month. As a preview to the shows, getreading went 'en pointe' at the Dancia dancewear shop in Caversham, a former Pride of Reading winner, to find out how demanding it can be.


Dancia Recognised at Reading Retail Awards

22 Nov 11 - Dancia Recognised at Reading Retail Awards
Dancia Reading has come runner up in two categories at the Reading Retail Awards 2011. At a glittering presentation dinner at the Madejski Hotel, we were presented with our certificates for "Service With A Smile" and "The Shop I Can’t Live Without". Our heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for us.


Dancia Reading Nominated For Reading Retail Award

01 Jul 11 - Dancia Reading Nominated For Reading Retail Award
We would like to say a big thank you to all those customers who have nominated our store for a 2011 Reading Retail Award. Here at Dancia Reading, we pride ourselves on our customer service, and on providing a warm, friendly welcome to our store, so we were delighted to learn that we have had a number of nominations in the category of Service With A Smile.


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The Dancia International Reading Dance Showcase 2010

06 Jun 10 - The Dancia International Reading Dance Showcase
A fantastic day was had by all at The Dancia International Reading Dance Showcase 2010 at Rivermead Leisure Complex and the day kicked off in style with an opening address by local dance teacher turned X-Factor star, Danyl Johnson.


Teachers Celebrate Reading Dancewear Shop’s First Anniversary

04 Jan 10 - Reading Dancewear Shop Celebrates First Anniversary
Dance teachers from across the Reading area came together on Sunday 3rd January to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Caversham-based dancewear store, Dancia International.


10% Off for Dancia Reading Loyalty Card Holders

16 Nov 09 - 10% Off for Dancia Reading Loyalty Card Holders!
We are delighted to announce that, until Saturday 5th December 2009, all Dancia Reading loyalty card customers will be entitled to 10% off their purchases. Registration to our loyalty card scheme is absolutely free, so what better time to join!


Top Award for Dancia Reading

06 Nov 09 - Top Award for Dancia Reading
Dancewear shop, Dancia International, has won a prestigious Pride of Reading award. Proprietors Jude and Richard Chapman received the Business In Action award for a company with less than 50 employees...


Dancia Says Danyl Has The X-Factor!!

22 Oct 09 - Dancia Says Danyl Has The X-Factor!!
All you X-Factor fans out there will know that the bookies’ favourite, Danyl Johnson, is from our very own Reading. Dancia in Caversham invite you to join Danyl’s friends, family and supporters at the Penta Hotel Reading to watch him perform and to find out the results every Saturday and Sunday...


New Pineapple Range a Real Hit

05 Oct 09 - New Pineapple Range a Real Hit
ODancia Reading is delighted to announce the arrival of a fabulous new range of Pineapple dancewear. Garments include ladies’ sparkle T’shirts, hoodies, jazz pants and crop pants in eye-catching black and raspberry colourways...


Dancia Customer Wins Nutcracker Tickets!

01 Oct 09 - Dancia Customer Wins Nutcracker Tickets!
One lucky Dancia Reading customer has just won two tickets to the Moscow Ballet La Classique’s The Nutcracker on Sunday 7th November! Once again, Dancia teamed up with Reading’s Hexagon Theatre to run an in-store prize draw for ballet tickets...


Could Dancia Be The Pride of Reading?

11 Sept 09 - Could Dancia Be The Pride of Reading?
Jude and Richard Chapman, the owners of Dancia International in Caversham, are still reeling from the news that they have been nominated for a Pride of Reading award...


The Reading Dance Showcase

09 Jun 09 - The Reading Dance Showcase
The people of Reading were given a taste of the wealth of dance styles the town has to offer at the first ever Reading Dance Showcase on Sunday 7th June at Rivermead Leisure Complex...


New Year, New Dance Shop for Reading!

03 Jan 09 - New Year, New Dance Shop for Reading!
Dancia International, the UK’s premier high street dancewear retailer has launched a new shop in Caversham, Reading. The new branch, which offers an unrivalled selection of shoes and specialist dancewear to dance and fitness enthusiasts in the Reading area, opened its doors to customers on January 3rd...