Old Press? - Internal

Who Wears Aris Allens?

HELP US MAKE YOU LOOK FAMOUS!

We've been working our butts off for 6 years now to bring you the best swing dance footwear ever made (really just about the ONLY swing dance footwear ever made!).***

You've been working your butt off, too. Learning, teaching, performing, perfecting.

Now we need your help to build a "Who Wears Aris Allens?" page that will give us some nice photos of kickass dancers and provide you with some promotion.

Please send us:

1. A photo in which you (and anyone you're dancing with) are wearing our shoes.

2. Your name(s) and URL.

3. Your "pedigree":
- Where you've taught.
- Where you teach now.
- Competitions you've won or placed in.
- Events or venues you've put on.
- Basically: please make yourself look as accomplished as possible. This page is to give brand new dancers something to dream about.

4. If possible: VIDEO.
See request at right. We'll embed video of you both privately and publicly.

Please send whatever you can to:
gay - at - dalmcorp.com

Please don't send requests for shoes - 'cuz 600 pairs is too many for a little company like us!

If you'd like us to support your venue or event (and help add a "carnival atmosphere" to your gig) just CLICK HERE FOR OUR PROMO SITE to see what we've cooked up.

Thanks!

--Gay & Andrew

P.S. We know Frankie Manning owned and wore a pair of Aris Allen Black Captoes (since 2006). We'll give you 10 pairs of our shoes if you give us a photo we can put on the web in which both he and the shoes are clearly identifiable. We feel really, really honored that he liked our shoes.

Requests from the Media

YES. THEY CALL US.
MTV, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, directors, producers, Broadway, touring companies, cruise lines, magazines, newspapers, etc., etc.

AGAIN today we got "THE CALL".

This time it was So You Think You Can Dance/Canada. They want to use our white captoes on all the guys in the opening number...

They also asked if I knew REAL SWING DANCERS WHO COULD BE HIRED TO APPEAR ON THE SHOW AS CHOREOGRAPHERS.

Piece of cake! I said. I'll email you some clips. And I went to YouTube.

Dang.
It's almost impossible to find SHORT, GREAT clips of you guys. Almost everything I found was either 3-9 minutes long (they'll never sit through that) or was a fun little clip that was a bit sloppy or had an obvious botched aerial or 20 seconds of intro... nothing fabulous enough to make a producer say "Hire them!!!".

REQUEST:

Put a clip on YouTube of:
- YOU in OUR SHOES - KICKING ASS on the dance floor - for 20-30 seconds (no long intros - make it 100% "WOW").
- Email us the URL & your contact info (this will be a page we will ONLY show to people who might hire you).

WE WILL MAKE A SPECIAL PAGE UP just for media queries. When we get THE CALL again we'll be ready - and they'll see you in perfect form.

At Aris Allen it's in our best interest to have as much swing dancing as possible on TV and in movies and videos. We will totally show your stuff and try to get you hired.

***At last count we'd given away over 600 pairs - half as giveaways to support venues and events - and the other half to people like yourself who have also worked their butts off to make swing dancing what it is today; a vibrant dance being enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.

We've had to stop giving away so many pairs. But we know that we did our part to help you when you needed us - either by actually giving you a pair - or at least by providing you with an alternative to ruining your knees with street shoes when you needed something to put on your talented tootsies.