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Become A Gaynor Girl – English

Gaynor Girls are pre-professional students who choose to train and perform exclusively in Gaynor Minden pointe shoes.
They have an active presence on Instagram, and are as enthusiastic about all things Gaynor Minden as we are!
While you can only be an official Gaynor Girl for one year, Gaynor Girls may return as Ascending Artists, Gaynor Girl Pros, or Gaynor Minden Artists later in their careers.

Even if you’re not be able to be an “official” Gaynor Girl right away, anyone who loves Gaynor Minden can be a Gaynor Girl!
Post a picture in your favorite Gaynor Minden items, and tag us (@gaynorgirls, @gaynorminden, #gaynorgirls, #gaynorminden).
And just like that, you’re a “Gaynor Girl”!


Program Highlights and Opportunities

—6 pairs of pointe shoes
—Gaynor Girl Swag Bags
—Featured on the Gaynor Minden website
—Featured on Gaynor Minden social media
—Opportunity to test new products and provide feedback
—Grow your social media following: On average, our 2016/17 Gaynor Girls’ Instagram accounts grew their Instagram followers by 100%!

Qualifications, Requirements and Application Process
Any students—no professional contracts—ages 12-18 wishing to be a 2017/18 Gaynor Girl should complete the following by Friday, May 26, 2017:

1) Email gaynorgirls@dancer.com using subject line “2017 Gaynor Girl Search”. Make sure you include:

—Your full name
—Where you live (City, Country)
—School where you are currently training (and school where you intend to train for 2017/18 if it’s different)
—Instagram handle
—Year you started wearing Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
—Headshot and dance shot (and you, your legal guardian, and photographer’s express permission to use them)

2) Follow @gaynorminden and @gaynorgirls on Instagram.

3) Post a “Why I want to be a Gaynor Girl!” video to Instagram. Tag @gaynorgirls, #gaynorgirls, #gaynorgirlsearch2017, @gaynorminden, and #gaynorminden.

We will announce the applicants moving on to Round Two of our search at the end of May! Please note that if you move on to Round Two, you must be willing to make your Instagram account public (if it’s not public already!).

We will monitor your Instagram account through the end of July 2017. We want to see that you are passionate about Gaynor Minden, and that you’re not afraid to tell the world! Pointe shoes are important, of course, but feel free to post about other things related to our company. Ideas include (but are not limited to!): 

—other Gaynor Minden clothing items
—your favorite Gaynor Minden Ambassador
—how you use accessories to make your shoes even more comfortable
—pictures of the Gaynor Minden boutique (if you’ve been!)
—#pawsandpointes: post a picture of your favorite furry friend with your Gaynor Minden pointe shoes
—an image of a Gaynor Minden item that you don’t have, but that’s on your wishlist

Make sure all your posts for Round Two include: @gaynorgirls, @gaynorminden, #gaynorgirls, #gaynorgirlsearch2017, and #gaynorminden. 

Our selected Gaynor Girls for 2017/18 will be announced at the beginning of August. We’re looking forward to meeting you! 


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      The best way to achieve a perfect pointe shoe fit is to go in person to an experienced fitter who maintains a large inventory so you can try many different options. We encourage you to use the worldwide Store Locator on this page to find a fitter near you.

      No store can carry every Gaynor Minden product, so call first.

      If no results are returned, drag or zoom to find the nearest location to you. If you are not able to find a store near you, don’t worry! We will do our best to fit you online.

      A short note on a sensitive subject: We believe that when a fitter in a dancewear store devotes time and sincere effort to helping a dancer find the right shoe, then that store deserves the sale. Gaynor Minden urges dancers to honor the work of stores’ fitters.