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 SHOES FROM US.  We require the recommended shoes be worn for performance/recital.  Please do not purchase shoes elsewhere.

Fitting Schedule

Waverly Studio: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Waverly Studio: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Make up day: Waverly studio: Wed, Sept 9, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Schedule a fitting appointment using this link:


Pink ballet slippers
(ballet & lyrical)

Girls pink ballet slippers with no drawstring

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

Girls and boys white acro shoe

Slip On Tap
(no laces, unisex)

Girls: Tan
Boys: Black

Girls slip on tap
Boys black slip on tap

Slip On Jazz
(jazz, hip hop, musical theatre)

Girls: Tan
Boys: Black

Girls tan slip on jazz
Boys black slip on jazz

Pointe Shoes (Gaynor Minden)
Please use the POINTE FITTING link we emailed you, to schedule a fitting.

Girls Gaynor Minden pointe shoes

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 on TV

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 !