Relevé Dancewear was the culmination of a lifelong dream for me. Having danced and cheered for many years, I am still passionate about the arts. After watching my children develop their own love for dance, I wanted to address the dance community needs that I was beginning to discover in this area. As a parent, I was tired of shopping in stores that were unfriendly and inadequately stocked. My goal was to create a store like no other……... a unique shopping experience that combined quality, selection and customer service.

With the encouragement of my husband, the support of my family and friends, and inspiration from the community, Relevé Dancewear opened its doors in July of 2006. I knew in my heart that I made the right decision as I spent many months researching vendors, the retail market, and local potential customers. Relevé has been catering to the wonderful dance and athletic world ever since.

The name “Relevé” was chosen by my husband and means “to rise with a spring movement, to pointe or demi-pointe”. In other words, it simply means “on your toes.” It was important that the name of the store represent a positive goal for the business. When this dream became a reality, I had no idea of how rewarding my life would become while keeping others “on their toes”.

I am not “just a dance store owner” but a lover of dance in all its forms. I believe that my job goes beyond ringing up sales and saying, “Have a nice day.” It’s important to me to be a community leader and to promote the Arts in any and all ways possible. In addition to bringing you the finest dance apparel and shoes, Relevé believes in creating a greater awareness of dance throughout the global community. Whether it’s awarding “On Your Toes” scholarships, producing a community based Anniversary show, supporting local studios, businesses, and organizations, or celebrating our patron’s accomplishments, Relevé is proud to be a part of some of the most innovative programs in the industry.

The support and response from the local community and beyond has been overwhelming. Relevé has grown from just being a dancewear store to expanding our knowledge, expertise, and inventory to include Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Activewear. We are building a trusted name in the Industry through your patronage and support. With the continued growth in the triangle area, comes the need for Relevé to grow as well. Stay tuned for details.

I want to take this opportunity to say “thank-you” to everyone that has played a part in making my dream come true. To my family, friends, staff, customers, and community I want to express how very much I appreciate you!!

Kat Herring