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Posted on September 1, 2020

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In 1982 Franck Raoul-Duval, a 25 year-old Frenchman with a passion for dance, created a new type of ballet shoe. After numerous trials and adjustments he came up with an innovation that changed the life of dancers everywhere. The split-sole ballet slipper, fitting the foot like a glove, was born. First dedicated to professional ballet dancers, it was called the “Pro”. Since then, dancers of all levels have used it very successfully.

Sansha now manufactures an extensive range of dancewear and dance shoes, and has become a leading global brand present in the dance capitals of the world and now selling on with warehouses in the UK and France. From ballet to jazz, hip hop to flamenco, ballroom to tap, Sansha always closely collaborates with dance professionals, teachers and store owners. Today, dance lovers everywhere contribute to Sansha’s success worldwide.

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Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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