Yes! Dance Supplies, Etc. offers a full array of pointe shoe sewing and customization services. To learn more view our website here.Return to top
We are located at 556D Gov. Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, MD. This is in “Park Plaza”, near Franklin Toys, Kirsten’s Cakery, and Mi Pueblo II.Return to top
If for any reason a return/exchange is necessary, please be aware of the following important information:
• Returns/exchanges are accepted within 30 days, with your sales receipt.
• Items must be in brand new condition free of damage or signs of wear.
• All manufacturer’s original packaging must be included (shoe boxes, garment tags, etc.).
• For sanitary reasons undergarments and tights, even unopened, are not eligible for a return/exchange.
The above guidelines are designed to preserve the quality of our inventory and ensure that we only deliver brand new products to our customers. We thank you for your cooperation!Return to top
We are open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Special appointments for group orders outside of these hours are also available. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details.Return to top
Gladly! We place orders from our manufacturers literally every day, and are happy to add items that customers need on request. Just ask us and we will be delighted to help you!Return to top
Because of their delicate nature, pointe shoes never last as long as we would all like. There are some measures, however, that should at least extend their longevity:
Moisture is the number one factor that contributes to pointe shoe breakdown, and the key therefore is that after you are finished wearing them, you need to dry the shoes out as thoroughly as possible. This gives the glue used in the shoe more time to re-harden, strengthening the shoe before it is used again.
To best allow pointe shoes to dry out between uses, store pointe shoes in a mesh bag that provides for as much airflow as possible. Be sure to keep them separated, and don’t “tuck” one shoe inside the other as we sometimes see dancers do. That may make them easier to store, but it makes it more difficult for them to dry. Also be sure to remove any toe pads that you may be using, as they too make it harder for the shoe to thoroughly dry.
For dancers that use pointe shoes on consecutive days, they should really have multiple pairs available so that one pair can be used while the other pair is still drying out.
Finally, as a shoe starts to break down, you might also consider products designed to “re-glue” the shoe. We carry Jet Glue which is made for this purpose. Some dancers that start to identify where their shoes typically soften or break down even apply this type of product to a brand new shoe, reinforcing such spots proactively.Return to top
Yes. We have a selection of both gymnastics leotards and biketards in stock at all times.Return to top
No. Unlike most dance retailers, we do not require an appointment for pointe shoe fittings. We pride ourselves on always having experienced pointe shoe fitters available during all store hours, and are happy to offer fittings at your convenience. We staff many dancers, dance teachers, and former dancers, who are all able to draw from both their personal experience dancing on pointe as well as training they receive on a regular basis from pointe shoe manufacturers on proper fitting techniques.
For dance teachers that are interested in bringing a group of students into our shop for fittings, we are happy to arrange to have additional staff on hand during your visit (or even set up a special session to fit the students outside our normal business hours). To request a group fitting please visit here.Return to top
Absolutely! We have an entire page that details the variety of discount programs that we offer. To learn more click here.Return to top
556D Gov. Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
We Are Open:
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00