family business

Over 45 years of experience

Dance World has evolved to become one of the leading retail dance brands in Europe with over 45 years of experience and dedication to the dance community.

Dance World is the destination of choice for dancers and performers in Ireland.

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Dance World

We are ultimate dancewear destination, equipping you with the tools and confidence to be the best dancer you can be. Our friendly staff are trained to the highest standard with the expertise and knowledge to cater to any dancer’s queries and needs. Dance is an art form and we want to help you find the perfect tools to create more art!

Ranelagh Shop

Nestled in the heart of Ranelagh village, Dance World in Ranelagh has served dancers on Dublin’s Southside for 25 years. Opening its doors in 1988, the year the Kirov Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet first visited Dublin, Dance World in Ranelagh is known locally for its award winning window displays and beautiful visual merchandising. 

Parnell Street Shop

Dance World Parnell Street is our flagship store. After closing its doors as Charles Stewart Fashion Shoes, Dance World Parnell opened in the summer of 1978. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, Dance World on Parnell Street is very popular with visitors from abroad, especially those looking for Irish dancing shoes. It is also the store that caters for our ballroom dancing customers. 

Dance World Online

Our e-commerce website was launched in 1999, one for the first e-commerce enabled stores in Ireland at the time. Now after having been transformed multiple times, is the go to online store for everything dance, offering free returns in Ireland and shipping to countries all over the world. 

our history

Dance is in our DNA

Charles Stewart Fashion Shoes

Noel and Deirdre Rock opened ‘Charles Stewart Fashion Shoes’ on Parnell Street in the winter of 1972. Noel had worked for many years with Arnott’s and decided it was time to shape his own future. 

Super shop. I remember getting Irish dance shoes here years ago. Took my daughter for her first pair of ballet pumps. Service was amazing. My daughter is delighted!

Sarah K

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