Discover the Danceshoppe Difference
Thank you for choosing Danceshoppe! Dance & feel good.
As Pointe Shoe Specialists, Danceshoppe offers a unique combination of the best selection of pointe shoes, along with experienced expert fitters.
We know how important it is to have comfortable shoes that fit well, which can make a considerable difference in the way a dancer feels about pointe for years to come. With over 30 different styles from around the world, we proudly offer numerous widths, shapes, sizes and strengths to our customers. Having access to these styles gives a dancer a distinct advantage in finding the most appropriate shoes for her unique feet. As Pointe Shoe Specialists, it is not enough to stock just a couple of styles of shoes; one particular brand cannot suit every individual's needs. Your feet are just as unique as we are.
For over 33 years, Danceshoppe has developed a national reputation as the store that provides a special combination of knowledgeable service and excellent selection.
We feel that it is essential for us to have expert, fully trained fitters to be able to work with such a comprehensive line of dancewear. Our training program is extensive. Most of our fitters have university degrees, along with professional dance and/or teaching experience. Pointe shoes that do not fit properly can be painful & dangerous. Promoting healthy dancers are important to us - our goal is to help dancers avoid serious injuries by having access to a variety of shoes that fit well. Our extraordinary combination of expertise and selection are what make us specialists in pointe shoes.
Communication, pointe shoe research and staff training are high priorities at Danceshoppe.
Our on-going upgrading of knowledge makes us strive to be approachable and in touch with the dance community. Through the years, we have been known to be the first to introduce the latest in dancewear. We have been asked by numerous pointe shoe companies to test new shoes & provide feedback before they are introduced to the Canadian market. Before we decide to introduce a new pointe shoe to our line, we take the time to have various dancers test them out. Doing this ensures quality of each style, and thorough product knowledge for our fitters. For these reasons, we are different and will continue to be known as The Pointe Shoe Specialists.
The health and well being of a dancer is a concern for everyone.
With the support of wonderful dance teachers across Canada, we work together to nurture & encourage healthy, happy dancers. We have had the honour of being asked to provide pointe shoe seminars for teachers during the Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) Intensive Study Period, and for teachers at the annual conference for the Russian Ballet Society, as well as at dance conferences and studios. Across Canada, we realize how difficult it can be to find the selection and expertise involved with pointe shoes. Thanks to your repeated requests, we will continue to take fitting trips in order to provide you with a variety of quality dancewear that fits well. Our past trips span from Alberta to Newfoundland. Having the opportunity to meet dancers across Canada, as well as visitors from around the world is a pleasure. Special thanks to the customers who travel long distances to visit us! We encourage you to contact us if you are interested in having us visit your city or town.
Our specialty in pointe shoes has influenced how we fit all our footwear and garments.
If we take the time to find suitable sizes & styles, the dancer can only benefit by feeling better & dancing better! Complimenting our comprehensive stock of pointe shoes is our footwear for ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical dance. Our dance garments are chosen to reflect & compliment different body types in an array of styles & colours ranging from the classics to the latest trends. At Danceshoppe, we offer garments, footwear and accessories from over 20 different companies. We've supplied major companies such as The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The New York City Rockettes, and have been involved in supplying wardrobe & footwear for various films, television shows, and major stage productions such as The Lion King, The Phantom of The Opera, and Crazy For You.
It is wonderfully rewarding to see excited dancers eagerly anticipate their next class following a visit to Danceshoppe.
For us, it is important to help make dancers feel good so that they can be on their way to realizing their full potentials. Today, it is reassuring to know that it is no longer necessary to choose from just a couple of styles. Open up your options with Danceshoppe - the quality of our dance wear, our expertise, and our experience is your advantage.