Pointe Shoe Fittings
Dance Etc. has been fitting the Carolinas in Pointe Shoes since 2006.
Our thoughtful and detailed approach, has classified us as the Triangles
“most established and experienced Pointe Shoe Fitters” by Studios and Teachers alike.
Our passion for fitting is matched only by our committment to finding the best fit for each and every Dancer.
Over 14 years and 10,000 Individual Pointe Shoe fittings, we have fit dancers of varying degrees of strengths and abilities ~ Beginners to Professionals.
We understand the importance of a precise fit as well as your overall health and safety en pointe.
We will never fit a pointe shoe with “room to grow”, as safety is a paramount concern.
We coordinate locally with Physical Therapists, Pediatricians and Orthopedists to insure we are working in synchrony to offer the best care for our Clients as they embark on their pointe journey, work through injuries and continue in their studies.
As Dancers ourselves, we have first-hand experience and an extensive working knowledge of…
- How a Pointe shoe should Feel and Function
- The precise Fitting of Pointe Shoes
- Foot Ailments
- Foot Structure
- Ability and Structural Alignment
Our knowledge base and experience allows us to offer tools, tips and treatments that may be used to improve the fit and comfort level of the Dancer. We utilize the most innovative accessories in our Fittings to maximize comfort without compromising the ability to feel the floor. In-House modifications allow us to customize virtually any shoe to achieve the perfect fit and enhance the Dancers foot; taking aesthetic and strength to the next level.
Maintaining strong working relationships with our key Pointe Shoe Manufacturers, allow us the opportunity to remain current on product. Fitting seminars, trade shows and rudimentary literature review keep us up-to-date on the ever changing technological advancements in the pointe shoe industry.
Our skilled fitters are prepared to answer any questions you may have regarding basic injury prevention, ribbon and elastic placement and sewing instruction. For your convenience, a link to our sewing tutorial can be found by clicking here.
Our ultimate goal is to have you leave educated and secure in the fact that you have found the best fit for your foot, at your current level of technique. We are passionate about this goal and kindly invite you to experience our Pointe Shoe Fitting Room ~
Private Room | Crystal Chandelier | Private Barre | Hardwood Floors | Wall to Wall Mirrors.
Time and space are not sacrificed to find the perfect fit…
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How To Prepare For Your Fitting
Professional Pointe Shoe Fittings are offered by appointment.
Walk-Ins will be accommodated whenever possible.
First Time Fittings / New Refittings ( New to Dance Etc.) : Please allot up to 1 hour*
Refittings (Current Clients of Dance Etc.) : Please allot a minimum of 30 minutes*
* Fittings times may vary and may be shorter and/or longer than listed above.
Please arrive to your Fitting:
- Wearing Convertible Tights. If you do not have convertible tights, they may be purchased at Dance Etc. upon your arrival.
- In comfortable clothing that allows full access to your ankles and knees.
Dance Wear is Ideal!
- With your Current Pointe Shoes, if applicable.
- With your Current Padding and Accessories, if applicable.
- With Clean Feet and your Toenails neatly trimmed straight across.
- With any Instructions from your Teacher, if applicable.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!