My daughter and I live in the outer banks of North Carolina. Our closest place to purchase pointe shoes is Virginia. After a few years of trying on many shoes and not being happy, my daughter decided she needed a change. We researched different stores in the Raleigh area, as grandparents live there. We found Dance Etc. The fitting made us feel like dance stars. She took her time and explained to my daughter proper shoes should look and feel. Needless to say this was worth the trip and we will be repeat customers. Thank you for a one of a kind experience.