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How do i wash my tights ?

so i am a dancer. and i recently had a dance performance both thursday and friday. and im not sure how to wash my capezio tights. i usually always bought new one because i didnt know if i could wash them . can i wash them ? and if so how? by hand or by machine ? i need steps. please help

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After a long rehearsal or even sometimes after a day of class, my feet bleed from my pointes all over my tights. What I do is I take my tights in the shower (I know, weird) but I scrub them with the warm water and some mild soap. You can use a scrubbie or even a sock if your hands don't do the job. Hope this helps!

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haha im going to try that. thank you so much. i didnt want to wash them wrong and destroy them :) you just saved me from spending another $25 to $30
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No problem! I like Capezios, but Bloch is pretty good too. But Gaynor is the best :) did your feet bleed on them or were they just dirty?
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no i didnt bleed. they are just dirty. and i use capezio because my dance teacher perfers those. how long have you been a dancer ?
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no my feet didnt bleed. they are just dirty. and i use capezio because my dance teacher perfers those. how long have you been a dancer ?
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My mother is n ex-prima ballerina with the Mariinsky Theater, so I've been in my splits, right, left, middle and over since 3 months old! But I've actually been dancing in a class since I was three.
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wow thats really cool ! i been dancing since i was small. i was in ballet for 6 years since i was 4. and after that i wasnt able to continue dance for personal issues and its been about a 2-3 years since i began dancing again.
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Cool! That's great that you are back into it! I am hoping to do the Youth b
Ballet Grand Prix next year, when I am 16 :) I will be competing for Russia :) :)
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thats amazing. wish you the best of luck ! :) wait so your only 15 ? really ? im 16 turning 17 .
I Honestly thought you were older. haha
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Haha no I am 15 :) and wow, I can't wait to be 16!!
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haha thats how i am about turning 17 ! im beyond excited. :P
so is dancing all you do ?
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Haha cool :) yes, I just dance! Right now I'm in Moscow for Easter, but I usually am in NYC at NYCB/SAB, or the New York City Ballet School/ School of American Ballet. I am taking class at Perm Academy in Russia right now, but I may go there by the beginning of next term, provided they like me!
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damn your spring break sounds so much better than mine haha. im a little jealous :P thats cool. whats russia like ? if i may ask
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Haha why thank you :) I miss my homeland! So it's always nice to go and spend some time there. Russia is so beautiful- I love Red Square, the onion domes on churches, and I love visiting the many ballet schools! It's nice to be around people who speak your language and don't make fun of your accent :) Moscow I busy, but it's where I was born and raised, so I love it!
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i imagine russia being really pretty. i only know one person at my school who is from russia. but hes a jerk to me. other than him i never met someone from russia. dont worry im made fun of too cause i have an accent. im mexican and when i talk i dont pronounce some words correctly and so everyone laughs. i know exactly what you mean by it being nice to be around people who speak your language.
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Russia is very pretty :) And I hope that guy doesn't give all of us Russians a bad rep!!! Ah, Mexiko?!? Haha when I don't use the Cryllic alphabet and write of the Russian that is how I spell it :) I have a classmate, her name is Maria. She is from Mexico too! But Spanish is so pretty, it flows so nicely!! I would love to learn it :) but English is very hard!
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i was born here in Los Angeles but most of my childhood is in mexico & spanish has always been my first language. i learned english when i was about 6 haha :P and i bet russia is very beautiful. i seen pictures and it look so pretty and kind of fantasy looking. the buildings are beautiful ! i would love to go see them in person.
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Very cool! I was born in Moscow and lived there until I was 12. Then we moved here to NYC. I know!!! The churches are so pretty, I love them so much! And you should go see them in person... Russia is lovely!! And Mexico sounds so pretty and WARM!! Russia is cold :)
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really thats so cool. :) i never been to NYC. thats so cool that you live there. your english is very good though especially since you say you lived in moscow till you were 12. and yes mexico is very warm. but it can be very cold at times as well.
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New York City is pretty cool, but very loud!!! And thanks :) I try!! Mexico is pretty cool, and I like the warming climates a lot :)
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haha i bet its loud. it is the busiet city i think in the world. mexico is so much fun to visit because everyone knows everyone. and theres always celebrations and the festivals are so amazing ! . the decorations are beautiful. especially the day of the dead celebration. thats my favorite! :)
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Haha very loud! And I've always loved seeing the Day of the Dead pictures, so interesting and unique! And that's really cool that people in Mexiko are so close with eachother! It's always nice! We Russians tend to be a little cold and slightly harsh. But I hope that Amerika has done that much for me :)
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hand is better. Your tights works just like my flex armour and machine washing cause it to lose it flexibility and tare easily

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Put them in the washer and press start

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obviously your not a dancer. other wise you would know that can ruin capezio tights. which is why i asked this question.
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Not really my daughter has danced since she was 2. Shes 16 now. I always buy capezios tights bc the are the best. They wash very well in the washer with no problems for 14 years. I simply hang to dry.
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I am a dancer yaya. But obviously you don't understand sarcasm.
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i do understand it but i was looking for a serious answer. i dont appreciate sarcasm when its not needed.
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You can purchase, very inexpensively, a netted, zippered laundry bag used for delicates, lacy undergarments, stockings, etc. Fill the bag and throw in the wash with a regular load of clothes. Then toss the entire bag in the dryer with the clothes. The bag prevents snags and runs. You want to dry your tights to return them to their original shape (not stretched out). I wash all my stockings and delicate undergarments this way. Perfect every time.

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I wash my daughters in the washer, and hang to dry.

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