Duffy has been a dancer for most of her life. She started with the usual ballet, jazz and tap when she was young. She joined an unofficial dance team in college who performed simply because they loved to dance. She also spent many evenings line dancing and two stepping at the local watering holes.
Her first introduction to the ballroom dances came when she and her new husband took a community workshop in East Coast Swing. They loved it! Thanks to his music background, Duffy’s husband turned out to be a great dancer and strong leader.
Like so many, they started out just enjoying the social dance scene. Fast forward a few years and three kids, they became members of a ballroom studio and performed their first showcase to a Foxtrot song from Xanadu. It was such a blast that they ended up bringing it to a competition. That event was a turning point for Duffy because she discovered she LOVED the competition scene.
Since then, Duffy has been competing as a pro-am student in both ballroom and country western (her husband preferred to stick to social dancing). Her mother Debi had also been taking lessons and competing out of the same ballroom studio as Duffy. As they went to competitions together, they saw an opportunity to bring value to their fellow dancers.
THEN, A DANCE BUSINESS.
Like so many of us, Duffy and her mother saw the gorgeous dresses that were available to purchase at the competitions, started imagining themselves dancing in those beautiful colors and sparkles, and then they saw the price tags. Yikes.
The idea started as a way to extend the life of these beautifully made dresses beyond the one season, or even one event, that a dancer would wear them before hanging them up in the back of a closet. As a consignment service, Dance Dress Couture could encourage women to feel confident and beautiful as they were dancing, at a price point they could more easily afford.
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