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Guide To Preparing For Your High School Dance In Pittsburgh

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High school dances are a tradition no matter where you live. Just like pep rallies, barn fires and car washes are just part of the high school experience, so too are dances. In the 'Burgh, there are high schools everywhere. When homecoming or prom rolls around, there is taffeta, limos, fancy hair and manicures for miles. Here are some suggestions to make any high school dance in Pittsburgh go off without a hitch.

The White Orchard
4907 Clairton Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 885-4411

The Pittsburgh Bridal Show named The White Orchard the Best of the Best in 2013. Stocked for not only weddings, this formal occasions boutique has dresses for high school dances, as well as tuxedos. Owned by its current owner since 1995, it offers an on-site seamstress with professional advice on making every outfit fit every individual. The White Orchard's full-service business is for anyone looking for unique dresses and helpful advice to guide them through this memorable occasion.

1611 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 381-6000

Not everyone has a taste for sushi, but not to worry. Nakama has something for every person in any group. Everything from soups, to salads, to steaks, to delicious appetizers is available. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner for a few at a traditional table or a large group going out for a pre-dance dinner hibachi style, Nakama has it all.

5850 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-8722

Located in Shadyside, this salon and day spa has everything a local high schooler would need to beautify for her special event. A family salon, owned for years by the Capristo family, this local spa and salon has worldly knowledge to share with its customers for any special event. It is a full-service salon that offers everything from the latest hairstyles, to laser body treatments, to Swedish massages and aromatherapy. No part of an individual's overall well-being is left uncared for at Capristo. With reasonable prices and a full list of services, this spa and salon is a great stop for anyone planning to dance the night away.

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Royal Transportation Group, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 429-5390

For any night on the town, Royal Transportation Group has it all. Fitting any budget, it offers rentals and drivers for sedans, to stretch limos to mid-size limos. Fully licensed and insured, this agency has been a local staple in Pittsburgh for the past 30 years. Whether safety or style is your reason for reaching out for a driver for your special high school dance, Royal Transportation can find the right match for any group.

Primanti Brothers Restaurant
46 18th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2142

Located all over Pittsburgh, this locally born business started in the Strip District where the original location still stands. It is a great place to go after the dance is over for some refreshment. Tired, thirsty, hungry and in need of a place to hang, Primanti Brothers is a great place to go. This location is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, so no worries about whether it is still open when the dance is over. Taking "would you like fries with that" to a whole new level, Primanti knows late-night foodies like no other. End your memorable event at a local memory-making sub shop, because you can't call yourself a Yinzer if you don't.

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Angel Rodrigues relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loves exploring all things in the 'Burgh. Whether it's the local eateries, bakeries or shopping outlets, Pittsburgh is an exciting place to explore. You can find her work on

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