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Aurora Tights

Brandywine, MD

240.245.0410

info@auroratights.com

auroratights.com

BLACK SAPPHIRE DESIGN

Coral Springs, FL

dance@blacksapphiredesign.com

blacksapphiredesign.com

BLOCH

800-94BLOCH

us.blochworld.com

CONTOURS PRÊT À PORTER

Fresno, CA

559-431-5136

info@contoursdesigned.com

contoursdesigned.com

CURTAIN CALL FOR CLASS

York, PA

800-677-7053

curtaincallforclass@performgroupllc.com

curtaincallforclass.com

DIVAWEAR COSTUMES

San Marcos, CA

1-877-795-DIVA

orders@divawear.com

divawear.com

GLAMOUR GODDESS JEWELRY

Boca Raton, FL

800-993-0961

sales@glamourgoddessjewelry.com

glamourgoddessjewelry.com

JUST FOR KIX

Baxter, MN

800-762-3347

catalog@justforkix.com

justforkix.com

KELLÉ COMPANY

New Hope, MN

800-707-8333

info@kellecompany.com

kellecompany.com

LEAMARIE

Fresno, CA

559-431-5101

info@leamarie.com

leamarie.com

MIGUELITO'S DANCING SHOES & SUPPLIES, INC

San Antonio, TX

210-349-2573
info@miguelitousa.com

miguelitousa.com

MONOGRAM THAT

Auburn Hills, MI

248-499-9303

info@monogramthat.com

teammonogramthat.com

PATRICK J DESIGN COMPANY

Miami, FL

1-888-528-9399

info@patrickjdesign.com

patrickjdesign.com

PUMPERS, INC.

Wichita, KS

316-263-1906

terri@pumpers.com

pumpers.com

TUTU EDUCATION

Temecula, CA

support@tutueducation.com

tutueducation.com

UFO

New York, NY

212-226-5400

showroom@ufocontemporary.com

ufojeans.com

VERY FINE DANCESPORT SHOES

Los Angeles, CA

626-575-8801

danceinfo@veryfineshoes.com

veryfineshoes.com

WEISSMAN

St. Louis, MO

1-800-477-5410

info@weissmans.com

weissmans.com

A WISH COME TRUE

Bristol, PA

800-755-2248

wishweb@awishcometrue.com

awishcometrue.com

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