Our professionally trained staff will work with you to ensure you have the best and most comfortable fit for Pointe Shoes. We’ll do what it takes to make sure you’re “en pointe”. 🙂
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We understand there are several risks in participating in pointe class and will make sure you leave feeling happy. For a perfect fit, pointe shoes should match the dancer’s foot shape, fit snugly but not painfully tight, work well technically, and have the appearance the dancer and her teachers and directors desire. Proper pointe fitting is an absolutely essential part of avoiding injury from pointe work. When shoes are fit properly, the dancer performs at her best and dances with maximal safety. This is what our fitters pride ourselves in and we will make sure to take each component into consideration when fitting a dancer.
How long does a fitting take?
We ask that you set aside 60-90 minutes for a fitting. This way we can make sure you leave feeling ready to dance on pointe!
What do I bring to a fitting?
Bring your old pointe shoes, wear transitional tights, make sure your toenails are cut and filled, and get ready to find the perfect shoe!
What do we typically discuss at a fitting?
We talk pointe shoe anatomy and terminology; the dancer has to understand the shoe itself, as well as her body and feet. And we always recommend that dancers bring previously worn shoes, especially if they’ve been having trouble. Often a dancer says she doesn’t like a shoe but can’t articulate why. Is it that they’re not allowing you to work your feet correctly? And what’s not allowing you to do that? Is it the box hardness? The shank strength? Could it be the length of the vamp that’s hindering you? That is something we will help you work through and find the proper solution for you! We will also discuss exercises to help the dancer strengthen their muscles and how to properly sew the ribbons and elastic on the shoe.
What is your return policy?
We ALWAYS want your pointe teacher or director to check your shoes before sewing, writing in them or wearing them. This way we make sure that we are all in agreement that theses are the right shoes for YOU. We can return any shoes that come back to the store in the condition that they left. This means unworn, unmarked and in the original box or bag in which they came in.
Why should we come to Dancy Pantz for our fitting?
Dancy Pantz will make sure to spend the right amount of time with your dancer so they are comfortable in their shoes. We also provide the best possible prices which is why all of our Pointe Shoes include ribbon and elastic with the price of the shoe.
Do you offer any other services?
Dancy Pantz is proud to offer Pointe Shoe Customization and Sewing at an additional cost. Please inquire in shop for pricing.