Cortland business celebrates 10-year anniversary

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at [email protected].

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CORTLAND, N.Y. –  Thursday, Nov. 5, marked 10 years in business for Little Pumpkin Performance.

Little Pumpkin Performance will be celebrating this anniversary with an open house on Saturday, November 14. All month there will be weekly discounts and a gift basket drawing at the end of the month.

Little Pumpkin Performance offers basic class wear to local and surrounding studios in dance, gymnastics and figure skating.

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Little Pumpkin began November 5, 2005 as a secondhand children’s clothing store. About six years ago, when a dance studio opened next door, Little Pumpkin began to sell dance wear and shoes.

“I was just going to sell children’s sizes, but then I thought, where do you get adult size dance wear?” said owner Rebecca Beardslee.

Little Pumpkin Performance carries dance wear from children’s size 2 to adult size 2X. They carry the popular brands of Capezio, Body Wrappers, Motion Wear, Covet Dance and Funky Diva. Little Pumpkin Performance also carries a variety of accessories including Zuca® bags and MadPax® backpacks along with makeup, jewelry and gifts for your little performer.

Little Pumpkin Performance phased out the gently used clothing two years ago and now exclusively sells performance wear.

Little Pumpkin Performance has been in the central business district for 10 years in the same location of 64 Main Street. You can see more on their website at or on Facebook at

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