Testimonials

Having served the Triangle Area and beyond since 2006, DANCE ETC. takes pride in going above and beyond for our Clients and making it a priority to provide excellent Customer Service in the Dance Industry.

Owned and operated by DANCERS, DANCE ETC. offers a full range of Dance Apparel, Dance Footwear and Dance Accessories in sizes ranging from Toddler to Plus, from all of the trusted Manufacturers you know and love, including CAPEZIO, BLOCH, SANSHA, HARMONIE, BUNHEADS, MOTIONWEAR, RUSSIAN POINTE, MIRELLA, FREED, GRISHKO, SUFFOLK Pointe Company and many more!

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics, Liturgical and everything in between! DANCE ETC. is truly a ONE-STOP shop for EVERYTHING Dance! We offer Custom Pointe Shoe Fittings by Appointment and aim to provide a comprehensive fitting experience, for Dancers, by Dancers! We offer the LARGEST Selection of Pointe Shoes in the Area with over 13 Different Manufacturers and over 50 Different Styles IN STOCK! We offer the most Extensive selection to serve your feet the BEST we can~Leave the Fitting to us, the PROFESSIONALS DO….If you haven’t yet, come see why DANCE ETC. has been considered the “Trusted Local Resource for Pointe Shoe Fittings” by Area Professionals, Studios Owners and Dance Teachers throughout the Triangle and Beyond!

Quality Products. Trusted Manufacturers. Proper Shoe Fittings. Expert Advice. “Trust a DANCER to KNOW Dancewear!”

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A One Of A Kind Experience

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.

Lisa Wheless
Outer Banks, NC

Dance Etc. is the absolute BEST!!

Thank you Danea at DANCE ETC. for your expertise at Pointe Shoe Fitting! I have NEVER met a better fitter! If you live in the Triangle, Dance Etc. is the absolute BEST!!

Cheryl LaMura
Instructor, Wake Forest Academy Fine Arts

I Sincerely Appreciate Having Someone I Can Trust

Thank you so much for your help with my students. I sincerely appreciate having someone I can trust with that first pair of shoes. Your support means a lot to me and you are our first choice for pointe shoe fittings and dancewear. Thanks again for all you do for me and City Ballet.

Sandy Zellinger
Director, City Ballet 1991-2013

AMAZING!!

I came up about 6 weeks ago from Wilmington with my daughter, Emily for a Pointe Shoe Fitting.  First off, I want to tell you that you are AMAZING!!  We were so very impressed from the second we walked in your door. The time you spent and expertise and kindness you have is beyond anything I’ve ever encountered.  Thank you so very much.  I am so glad we found you and wish we had 4 years ago!

Pam Lawler
Wilmington, NC

We Were Very Impressed

Thank you for your help today with Laura Anne. We were very impressed by your personal service.

Jennifer Taylor
Raleigh, NC

Wonderful

The changes you made regarding Lauren’s pointe shoes are wonderful. Thank you so much for your help yesterday!

Lisa Briggs
Wake Forest, NC

We feel so lucky to have you!

Madeline loves seeing you and would stop in every day if I let her. Thanks so much for supporting City Ballet, and on a personal note, thanks for supporting my girl.  We feel so lucky to have you!

Lynda Lalevee
Raleigh, NC

We love Dance Etc.

We love Dance Etc. for all of our ballet, tap and jazz shoes, ballet leotards and tights and accessories! Thank you for always keeping us outfitted to do what we love! 

Natalie Skergan
Raleigh, NC

You are a gift.

Danea – Thank you so much for your patience, extension of knowledge and kindness. You made my girls first pointe experience memorable. I have never in all my years of teaching had the level of trust with someone else fitting my girls the way that I had in you. You are a gift. Thanks again.

Stephie Duguid
Instructor, Wake Forest Academy Fine Arts

Thank you.

Hi Danea, We appreciate your support very much. And our family always loves the care we get at your store. Thank you.

Holly Yates

A Joy to Work with and a Breath of Fresh Air

Thank you for this kind email!!! You were a joy to work with and a breath of fresh air to fit my girls. It has been a struggle to find someone as knowledgeable as you! I plan to send all of them to you from now on.

Stephanie Stancil
Toe 2 Toe Dance

Well Prepared

Thanks again to you and your team for being so organized, well prepared, and making the fitting run so smoothly!

Keir Morton-Manley
A Time to Dance

Very Supportive

I really think very highly of you and your business.  You have always been very supportive of my school and dance company.

Jill Taylor
Owner, Taylor Academy of Dance

Kind and Helpful

I shopped at your establishment on November 16th, 2013. I don’t know the names of the two young ladies who were working that morning, but they were very kind and helpful. I just wanted to say thanks. They both deserve recognition for their customer service and kindness. Because of them I will recommend and return to this establishment.

Adrian Bottoms
Raleigh, NC

Tremendous Asset

Danea has been a tremendous asset to our dance program.  She has made the costume ordering process extremely simple and stress free.  We love that when the costumes arrive, each child’s costume is individually bagged with their original order form.  Our staff loves working with Danea!

Carey Moore
The Little Gym of North Raleigh

Extra Mile!!

Thank you so much for helping us and going the extra mile!! We really appreciate you!

Janet Visser
Wake Forest, NC

Thank You

I just want to thank you so much for all that you have done for me and I thought you would like to know that I have not experienced any pain in my toe during or after pointe class since being in my new pointe shoes!

Nicola Paul
Raleigh, NC

We really appreciate you!

Thank you again for your assistance with my daughter’s audition attire earlier this evening. Please… know that we really appreciate you!

Julie Foley
North Carolina Theatre Conservatory

So helpful and kind!!

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all the time and effort your put in to me and my shoes. =) Having to fit me 3 times plus having my teacher come in, and all just to keep the same ones. I know that was a lot on your part. So, thank you so much for all that you did. You were so helpful and kind!! I really like these and hope that they work well and I can stay in this style. Thanks again and have a great rest of the week!!

Kara Finneran
Field of Dreams

Incredibly Friendly, Helpful and Knowledgeable on all things Dancewear!

Our family is so thankful to have Dance Etc. here in Raleigh. Danea and her staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about ‘all things dance wear!’ They fit shoes perfectly (so well that one of our dear friends drives all the way from Georgia for pointe shoe fittings from Danea)! The store always has the items we need, and even keeps a record of brands and sizes we have purchased previously for quick and easy future purchases. If you have a dancer in your family, Dance Etc. is the place for you!
Kim Tribus, Mom to Jake and Hunter Tribus
CC & Company

The most comprehensive fitting I had ever seen…

Avery is loving her new pointe shoes, thank you for once again taking such good care of my dancer! Avery had her first fitting with you in July 2013, and it was the most comprehensive fitting I had ever seen. Avery had been en pointe for about a year and a half at that time, and had really just worn whatever shoe she was given that was in her size until that point. Avery has small feet, so we rarely questioned but were just grateful. She has been wearing the Suffolk Spotlight for the last 2 years, performed her first Clara solo, attended ABT-NCSA summer intensive, and competed during YAGP. Avery has become a stronger more proficient artist while wearing the shoes you helped her choose. So we were very happy to stop by Dance Etc. for a visit in February to see you and have the pleasure of another pointe shoe fitting. Again, I was amazed at the detail, time and energy you put into the fitting, and I am grateful that DanceEtc. keeps such a wide range of pointe shoe styles and SIZES in stock. Dance Etc. is the only store we have visited that actually has many styles and small sizes in stock so that Avery can try on a shoe without ordering it first, or trying a couple sizes to large? This kind of customer service is what makes a 2 hour detour on the way home to Georgia worth the trip! Again, we thank you and the Dance Etc. staff for you time and talent!
Amy Ward
Georgia

The treatment and kindness that Danea showed my child was priceless.

The fall of 2015 was the beginning of my child’s 2nd year on pointe.  My child loves ballet and has been taking lessons since she was 3 years old.  She was having some trouble and a classmate suggested we come to Dance Etc. I was skeptical to drive 2 hours for my daughter to get a pointe shoe fitting.  I am beyond thrilled that we took the trip! My child was struggling in the second semester on Pointe. I had no idea that her Pointe shoes were “dead” and not the proper shoe for her.  Having not been a ballet dancer I was ignorant to all the particulars.  The treatment and kindness that Danea showed my child was priceless.  The care that was taken to fit her was extremely professional.  Instantly, my child could do all the things she struggled to perform in the spring recital. Not only did Danea help my child get amazing pointe shoes, but also gave her renewed self confidence and sheer joy.  I will continue to bring my child to Dance Etc as long as she is dancing on Pointe.

Treena W.
Hampstead, NC