Dance Shoes

Any students needing dance shoes should plan on attending our fitting session at the Waverly studio. Dance shoes will need to be paid for the day of fitting, and don’t forget to wear socks!  Cash or checks only; no credit cards accepted for shoes.

For uniformity at performance time, you will need to purchase dance shoes from us.

Fitting Schedule

Waverly Studio: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Waverly Studio: Monday, August 13, 2018, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Pink ballet slippers
(no drawstring)

White Acrobat Shoes
(acro, jazz/acro, Baby Stars & A Chance to Dance)

Slip On Tap
(no laces, unisex)
Slip On Jazz
(jazz & hip hop)

Pointe Shoes (Gaynor Minden)

We will be fitting pointe shoes on August 7 & 13, 2018.
Call to make an appointment.


How to Sew Pointe Shoes

  1. Cut ribbon into 4 equal pieces.
  2. Fold heel so that it lies flat against shoe. (illustration #1)
  3. Position the ribbons on the insides of the shoe, just in front of the folds on either side.
  4. Sew the ribbons to the shoe using sewing machine or by hand. Do not sew on the drawstring binding. (illustration #2)
  5. Attach elastic on each side of the back seam. Sew on the inside of the shoe. Do not sew ON the back seam. (illustration #3)
  6. Finish ends of ribbons with Fray-Check, or clear nail polish.

Illustration #1 [Click to enlarge]

Illustration #2 [Click to enlarge]

Illustration #3 [Click to enlarge]


Gaynor Minden Direct

We're On TV!

Gaynor Minden Featured on NBR

PBS's Nightly Business Report focused it's lens on Gaynor Minden last Friday, July 5th. In their "Bright Ideas" segment they examine dancer turned designer and entrepreneur Eliza Minden's quest to create a better pointe shoe. 

The story also features ABT Soloist Kristi Boone and a sneak peak at our NYC headquarters!

Click here to watch the video !