Press Release

Dance Studio Supports Hurricane Victims

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - September 15, 2012 - The Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio announced that they are giving a helping hand to nearly 200 dancers who lost their homes and belongings, including dance shoes, leotards, tights and dance wear, to Hurricane Isaac.

Friends and supporters of Aimee's Dance Academy, in LaPlace, Louisiana, went to a variety of online dance forums and social media sites seeking help. When Director Kristin Foltz Petrou learned about what happened, she felt the need to give back to the dance community by helping out fellow Director Aimee Weber Mulkey's dance students.

While preparing for the 2012 - 2013 dance season, Mrs. Petrou, went through her dance store inventory and boxed up nearly $1,000 worth of various dance shoes, slippers and sneakers, as well as dance wear, leotards and tights to send to Ms. Mulkey and her students.

"Tap 'n Arts has been extremely blessed over these past 23 years that we've never experienced such vast devastation amongst our students," said Mrs. Petrou. "We're extremely fortunate to be able to give our students a safe haven and nurturing environment to be creative, original and express themselves through dance and the performing arts. We simply want others to be able to continue doing the same for their students."

Rhee Gold, Dance Studio Life Magazine

About Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio

Since 1990, the Tap 'n Arts Dance Studio has provided dance and acting training to students of all ages, levels and abilities. We strive to help our students learn proper techniques, gain confidence and lasting friendships in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment. We enjoy giving our students the opportunity to be creative, original and express themselves through dance and the performing arts.