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Swim season has arrived and Disco Sports has you covered. Great deals are abound during this awesome time to buy. We are fully stocked on practice and race-day swimwear as well as accessories: kickboards, fins, snorkels, goggles, swim caps, shampoo, chamois, and all of your swimming needs!
• Get your practice suits at starting on sale at $12.99!
Stop by Disco Sports today and start your season in style!
Attention Dancers & Gymnasts: Our HUGE November Sale is here!
• Get up to 50% off leotards
• Up to 40% off select ballet, tap, jazz, character and hip hop shoes
• Tights buy 1 get 1 25 off%
• Up to 75% off select dance and gymnastics shorts
*This sale is in-store only.
You can’t pass up these savings! All Baseball Gear is 15% OFF (restrictions apply)! Click HERE to start saving!
Love supporting your local community? Want to win a “Sweetheart Package” for you and your loved one this Valentines?
From February 8-14th you can visit any and all participating stores and enter to win a Sweetheart Package, valued at over $500 (no purchase necessary).
Here’s how to enter:
1. Visit Disco Sports
2. Take a picture with the our Contest Sign
3. Share the photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #shopRVA
4. Tune back in on Monday, February 16, when we’ll randomly select a shared photo and announce the winner!
Sweetheart Package (valued at over $500):
Jewelry from Cowardins
Flowers from Strange’s
One night stay at the Westin
Chocolates from Gearharts
Four Course Chef’s Dinner for Two at Toast
Can’t wait to see you!
How many years have come and gone now that began with a new year’s resolution to get active, get fit, loose some weight, and stay healthy? And how many of those years have you actually stuck to your resolution?
Never been a fan of running? Hate going to the gym? One of the best total body workouts you can give your body is swimming. With many indoor pools open in the greater Richmond area, you can easily achieve your fitness goals, but first you’ll need the appropriate gear!
Disco Sports offers a wide range of goggles, swim caps, and men’s and women’s swimsuits to keep you prepared and motivated to make keeping your resolution easier than ever. Have fun, get healthy, and join a community of swimmers who are passionate about their sport! Join a pool and check out our swimwear at Disco Sports to get ready to discover your healthiest and happiest you.
Commit to your resolution this year and stock up on the supplies you need to keep you motivated! Stop by the store or check out discosportsshop.com to see what all we’ve got to offer.
Parents and kids alike know that summertime means school is out and summer sports camps are in session! Throughout the Richmond area thousands of children are headed off to perfect their favorite sport. Area sports complexes, clubs and local universities host these various camps as coaches and players come together to share and learn while growing in the sport.
University of Richmond hosts some of the best-attended and respected summer camps in the area. With camps offered in almost every sport, the university lends its players, coaches and their top of the line facilities to help aid youngsters while they attend camp. Take a look!
Disco Sports offers all of your equipment needs for the summer season! Before sending the little one off to camp, make sure they are prepared and come stop by to check out what we have to offer.
Check out some of the sports camps going on around town and in VA. Make sure you sign up soon as registrations for these camps can fill up quickly!
Some options for sports camps around the Central Virginia and other outlying areas include,
UVAs baseball camp runs in various sessions ranging from June 27th through July 24th. Visit www.uvabaseballcamps.com for more details!
Saint Gertrude Gator Camp specializes in basketball and is a day camp running through June, July and August. The cost is $180 for each individual session. www.saintgertrude.org
Former VMI starting point guard Adam Lonon is instructing his own basketball camp hosted at The Steward School with three separate sessions offered in July. Register at www.adamlononbasketball.com
The Mike London Football Camp will be putting on various sessions for different ages throughout July. Contacts Steve Atkinson at (434) 243-5478 or email [email protected]
Robins Junior Golf Program is run through the Independence Golf Club for children and teens aging from 6 through 17. The program offers half day, full day and overnight camps. Call (804) 897-8641 ext. 112 or check out www.independencegolfclub.com
Hampden-Sydney is hosting Elite Soccer Camp for kids in ages ranging up through 9th grade during the week of July 17th through the 20th. The cost is $385. Check out the event to find out how to apply.
Is your child a swimmer? Avalon Swim and Racquet Club Gator Camp has four swimming camp sessions throughout July and August going from 9am-1pm. To register visit www.avalonclub.org. The cost is $125 per week for members and $175 per child and week for non-members.
Weinstein JCC will be hosting multiple camps this summer ranging from Gymnastics, Flag Football, Dance, Kung Fu, and Tennis. Contact Scott Katz at [email protected] or 804-545-8644. Sessions run in July and August and all camps are day camps.
National Dance Week is a big week for dancers. Studios and venues holding events all around the country are celebrating all forms of dance this week from Ballet to Tap Dance to African Dancing. Dance is such an important part of culture and history.
My first experience with dancing was at Marion Mease’s ballet studio when I was 5 years old. We wore blue, textured, short sleeved leotards with matching tutus, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. I remember loving that tutu. We would do our “work” on the barre and then try our backbends over Mrs Mease’s giant rolling pin (that’s what it looked like to me from a five year old’s perspective). Then it was time to change into our tap shoes. The teacher directed,“Shuffle step. Shuffle step!” and we stomped as loudly as we could to make tapping sounds. I’m sure we sounded like a stampede of elephants.
I stopped dancing for a period until I met Bob Pemberton who was the most amazing dancer I’d ever seen. I remember seeing him in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and watching him moonwalk across the stage. He offered dance classes down in Church Hill and my mom would pick up a group of us and we’d pack into the station wagon and head down to class. Mr. Pemberton scared us! He was very strict and preached about self discipline. I was at an extremely awkward age at the time and he didn’t have any patience for my whining. I continued studying with him until other activities became more interesting to me.
When I graduated from college I met Judy Matassa. I was in the Miss Richmond Pageant and she choreographed the opening number. I could sing, but had forgotten how to point my toes! I found a pivot turn difficult. I sang in her dance recital the next month and had a great time being backstage with all of the dancers. I loved watching them scurry around and rush to change into the next costume. The next fall I joined Mrs. Matassa’s “The Dance Studio” and took ballet. I was 23 years old and all of the girls in my class were between 12 and 18 years old. They thought I was old. I learned the fundamentals of ballet and even took a pointe ballet class. The pointe class allowed me to develop a true appreciation for the dancers on pointe. My feet got strong. I had the shortest legs in the class but when I danced, I felt beautiful. I’d never moved my body that way. I didn’t realize what my body could do.
During National Dance Week I remember fondly all of the people and classes that gave me a true appreciation and love for dance. I’ve become more aware of the space around me, my posture, and so much more! When I started the dance department at Disco Sports I hoped to cater to the new and growing dancer. After nearly eight “back to school” seasons, we have seen so many girls from two years old to college age and beyond come to our store for their dance essentials. Even though I’m on sabbatical from dancing (due to my responsibility of raising 3 small boys) I still get to see the energy and spirit in their eyes when they find the perfect leotard and feel the way their new shoes hug their feet. Thank you to all of the inspiring people who have a love of dance!