Pointe Shoe Fitting Appointments

Your foot is as unique as your fingerprint! Your foot is yours and not the same as anyone else’s. This is why we do not sell pointe shoes without fitting. We are passionate about all things dance and this includes dance safety. We are 100% committed to finding the perfect pointe shoe for YOU so we only sell pointe shoes that we feel fully confident in. 

Pointe fittings are complimentary when purchasing pointes in our store. We do not provide fittings outside of the pointe shoe sale.

We know you’re excited, so are we, but first, we have a few important things to tell you about our fitting policy:

COVID - 19 UPDATE:  Covid 19 Update: Pointe shoe fittings will resume from Wednesday December 2nd in both locations. To aid social distancing please do not bring more than one person with you to the fitting.

COVID - 19 and Pointe Shoe Fitting

We will be implementing the following measures to ensure our team and customers remain safe in store.

  • On entry to our store you will be asked to hand sanitise.
  • Dancers must wear a face covering and gloves while being fitted. If you have forgotten your face covering disposable masks will be available for €1.
  • Our staff will hand sanitise before the fitting and wear a face mask, gloves and face shield throughout the fitting.
  • The number of pointe shoe fittings available has been reduced to aid cleaning and sanitising.

What dancers need to do 

  • Please wear a mask in store 
  • To aid social distancing please do not bring more than one person with you to the fitting
  • Please cancel or reschedule your appointment if you or a family member is displaying symptoms of COVID - 19 within the last 14 days.
  • Please do not attend your appointment if you are travelling from an area which is currently in COVID - 19 restrictions.
  • A 14-day quarantine should be implemented before you visit our store if you are travelling from a country outside the approved “green list”

We look forward to welcoming you in store. If you have any further questions on Covid control measure please contact us at team@danceworld.ie

Fitting Times

Pointe shoe fittings are conducted by appointment only. Appointments for fittings are taken between the following times:

Monday: 11.00am - 4.30pm 

Tuesday:  11.00am - 4.30pm  

Wednesday: 11.00am - 4.30pm  

Thursday: 11.00am - 4.30pm 

Friday: 11.00am - 4.30pm 

Saturday: 11.00am - 4.30pm    


Talk to our sales team today to book your appointment. We ask you to email us for all appointments if possible. We’re very busy and this makes sure we keep track of everything. 

How Long Does A Fitting Take?

Each fitting is allocated a thirty-minute time slot. If you’ve got easy-breezy feet you might be out in under 30 minutes, but if you’ve got tricky feet we may need to spend a little longer to get you the perfect pointe shoe. 

Time Slot

Please arrive five minutes prior to your fitting for check-in. 

We understand that things can happen to make you late. We forgive you. But, if the worst happens and you are late for an appointment, please let us know you are on your way and we will do as much as we possibly can in your allocated time.

If you are more than 10 minutes late your appointment may be re-scheduled. 


You’re busy. We’re busy. We understand that things come up unexpectedly. If you can’t make it for your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so we can squeeze someone else in. 24 hours notice would be great! 

How To Prepare For A Fitting
  1. Please wear ballet tights or socks. When we fit pointe shoes we want to fit them in whatever you will actually wear them with to get the perfect fit. 
  2. Please bring any old pointes you have, your toe pads and any other accessories you use. It is important that we fit you in the most accurate way possible.
  3. For first time fittings please talk to your teacher in advance and find out which toepads you need and whether they have any other requirements or preferences.
  4. Try to cut your toenails before your appointment: you’d be surprised how painful it is to dance on too-long toe-nails. Ouch!
Group Fittings

Due to Covid19 restrictions group fittings will be unavailable until further notice. As an alternative we can schedule back to back appointments for your students over one or two days.

Please email team@danceworld.ie and we would be delighted to arrange.


We need a little time to prepare, please give at least seven days’ notice for 3+ students.


We would love to have your class in for a group fitting! We need a little time to prepare though, so we will need you to give us at least seven days notice for groups of 3+ students. Give our sales team a call or send them an email to get your fitting organised.

Perfect Fit

We ask you to please, please, PLEASE ensure that all pointe shoes are checked by your teacher before you sew on ribbons and elastics. We understand how important it is to be happy and confident in your pointe shoes and we are more than happy to re-fit and exchange pointe shoes once they are un-worn and the ribbons have not been sewn on.