Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Dance Wear Sent to Those in Need

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Dance Wear Sent to Those in Need

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Boxes full of tights, leotards and shoes are being delivered to a dance studio in Sussex County, courtesy of an 11-year-old Wayne girl who hopes to defray the costs of an activity she loves but recognizes is expensive.

Since October, Isabella Galan, an avid dancer with a broad smile, and her mother have been collecting new and lightly used leotards, tights and special shoes to give to families whose pocketbooks are strained by the costs of dancing: hundreds of dollars for classes and competitions, and all the apparel growing girls cycle through, including footwear for different dances -- ballet shoes, jazz shoes, pointed shoes and tap shoes.

"She's thrilled that she's able to help," Maria Galan, Isabella's mother, said Thursday afternoon while Isabella was in class. …

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