Pointe Shoe Fittings
Here at The London Dance Shoppe, we pride ourselves on our knowledge, expertise and personal experience en pointe, as all of our staff are current or former dancers. Each of our pointe shoe specialists have experienced years of being en pointe and months of in-depth training to back their knowledge on each brand and style of shoe that we carry. All pointe shoe fittings are by appointment only to ensure that the dancer(s) gets our undivided attention throughout the process of finding the proper fit. This is so we can allow our focus to be solely on the process of the fitting, inspecting everything from the dancer’s toes, feet, arches, ankle, knee and hip alignment. Remember to always have your new pointe shoes assessed by your teacher prior to sewing your ribbons and elastics on. Your dance teacher must approve of the shoes, as we do not allow exchanges once the shoes show signs of wear and tear and or ribbons/elastics sewn. We also want to note that pointe shoes have a typical life span of 10-20 dancing hours. Depending on the frequency and the strength of your feet, this can vary.Book a Pointe Shoe Fitting
Studio Fitting Service
Suit up with The Shoppe: Whether your studio is in London or in a city close by. . . We make it easy for your dancers to get the proper fit with our in studio catering. We offer Special Studio Promotions & Bulk Order Discounts (15%-35% OFF) Here is how it works: Schedule a consultation with our team where we will discuss a fitting day(s) that will work best for your dancers, products, pricing and special promotions. At your consultation (in person, via phone or email): We will work with you to put together a list of all required shoes, tights, body wear and accessories. After the appointment, we will prepare a full range of sizes to fit your dancers. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks between your consultation and the fitting day. All you have to do is inform your parents of the relevant dates and times to bring their dancers! At the fitting: Two or four of our staff members (depending on volume) will arrive at the studio with all necessary sizes and samples. We will spend the day(s) sizing all dancers and ensuring they have everything they need for the upcoming competition numbers and/or recital dances. We require dancers/parents to prepay. We are able to process cash, debit and credit payments at the fitting. After the fitting: We will place orders with the various suppliers after sizing the dancers. Please allow two weeks for delivery. Once we have received the items, we will make up a bag for each dancer containing the items that they ordered. Everything will be labelled and dropped off at the studio for dancers/parents to pick up. Competition & Recital Season fittings available!Contact Us
Who We Are
The London Dance Shoppe opened its doors in 1995 on Dorinda Street, London ON. The founding owner, Karen Smith, established the Shoppe’s reputation for providing the proper fit of pointe shoes and dance apparel. Over the years, the Shoppe expanded and moved to Wortley Village, adding many speciality dance wear brands and providing professional fittings and exceptional customer service. Former owner, Christina Cannella and current owner, Danielle Cameron, moved the store to a small loft boutique at 245 Maitland street. After a few years on Maitland, more space was needed. In December 2019, the Shoppe moved back to Wortley Village to a beautiful white and bright upper level boutique – 142 Wortley Road. In addition to in store fittings, The Shoppe offers in Studio Fittings and Catering for groups and competitive dancers. We pride ourselves in loving what we do and ensuring the proper fit for every dancer we help.
It was a great shopping experience for my current needs. Even after a mistake was made (definitely more my fault than anyone else’s), the owner helped me above and beyond what would be expected to make sure I had tights in time for competition for my daughter. The prices were great, and staff friendly, and the shoppe itself is clean, quiet and cozy.
“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.”
Agnes de Mille