over 40 years experiance

Professionally trained team

With our 40 years of fitting behind us and our range of shoes, our team of fitters are trusted and beloved  by students, dancers and teachers all across Ireland.

Our team of fitters are expertly trained to tackle any issues and find your perfect fit

Step by step

Pointe Shoes Appointment

One - Safety check

Your safety is our number one priority. That’s why we asked that you undergo an assessment with your teacher or health care professional to determine your readiness for pointe. Once you get the all clear, it’s time for your first fitting. 

Two - Book your ap-pointe-ment

Book an appointment below to come see us at either our Parnell Street or Ranelagh branch.

Three - Head to Dance World

Have a read of our preparing for your appointment section for everything you need to know ahead of your appointment. 

Four - Finding your fit

In store, our expert team will help you find the perfect shoe and talk you through everything you need to know.

Five - Your Cinderella moment!

Now you have the perfect shoes, it’s time to sew them and get dancing. 

Do you have questions ?

Most popular answers below

A first pointe shoe fitting is an unforgettable milestone in your dance journey, and our professional pointe shoe fitters are here to guide you every step of the way. Read our blog for further advice about firs fitting and more.

Pointe shoe fittings are conducted by appointment only. Please arrive five minutes prior to your fitting for check-in.

Appointments for fittings are taken between the following times:

Monday: 11.00 am – 5.00pm 

Tuesday:  10.00am – 5.00pm 

Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm 

Thursday: 11.00am – 5.00pm 

Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm 

Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm 

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.

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.

Please wear convertible 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.

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.

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.

Try to cut your toenails before your appointment: you’d be surprised how painful it is to dance on too-long toe-nails. Ouch!

We can schedule group or 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.

Please ensure that all pointe shoes are checked by your teacher before you sew on ribbons and elastics.

We are more than happy to re-fit and exchange pointe shoes once they are un-worn and ribbons have not been sewn on. Pointe shoes cannot be returned once ribbon and elastic has been sewn.

Pointe Shoe Appointment

Ranelagh Store

Our Ranelagh store is located in quiet Ranelagh village, just 20 minutes from Dublin city center.

Thank you for Rose’s first fitting for her pointe shoes. It was superb. Chris’s attention to detail and kindness was so great. We had a brilliant trip to Dublin especially for this

Eimear Mccrory