About Us


Originally from New York City, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, my design, development and production experience was in employment with Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren and numerous university internships with brand name fashion houses.  This is the first time I am designing under my own name in exactly the area of footwear that I love.  I had a desire to enter the field of dance footwear for three years before I contacted Grant Austin of Dance Connection and Ultimate Dance Shoes, to help me breathe life into a collection of ideas that would soon become T&G Ultimate Dance Boots.    I've been a dancer for over 20 years and I'm so happy to be a creative product provider to our community.  Thank you for visiting our website and happy dancing! Taryn Crosbie


Grant Austin started teaching dance at the age of 18 and had owned studios in Houston and South Florida.  He was an active competitor and Judge in the UCWDC circuit beginning in 1987, and won numerous championships in the top professional division.  He developed and branded Comfort Dance Shoes, Ultimate Dance Shoes and Ultimate Dance Boots and his company Dance Connection sells their products at over 130 dance conventions per year in the United States.  He is also a Certified Pedorthist and owns the lab Custom Orthotics Inc.  He has been manufacturing his "European Style" platinum series custom orthotics since 1998 and has helped over 22,000 dancers with their foot problems.  His pedorthic knowledge was vital in the design of the lasts for our new Fashion Dance Boots featuring a "Depth" lasting system, which allows for a choice of insole thickness making our line of boots the most comfortable dance boots anywhere.