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Pointe Fittings

We are a team of master fitters and senior fitters who strongly believe that no one is ever truly "done" learning something new about the detailed professionalism that goes into proper pointe shoe fittings. The craftmanship, technology and dancers' needs are always evolving and so does our training. We're certified professional fitters from top name brands, we offer in-house customizations and custom orders. In addition to our certifications, we work closely with manufacturers to test pointe shoes in development and only stock shoes we believe are exceptionally made and truly benefit dancers.

Custom Services

We offer customization services for pointe shoes at Footlights. Our most frequently used service is sewing. We can sew ribbon/elastic onto ballet flats and pointe shoes. More complex services, like shank strengthening, are also available. When we cannot personally provide a special custom service in-store, we work with manufacturers to execute the custom designs.

Pricing varies per service.

Nude Wear

Looking for dancewear to match your skin tone? We stock foundation leotards, jazz shoes, lyrical shoes, ballet shoes and pointe shoes in multiple nude options, with more options coming as manufacturers work on expanding shade palettes for products. Many of the options also seamlessly match our wide selection of dance tights.

All Boutique Locations

306 E. Church St. Frederick, MD

938 Wayne Ave. Silver Spring, MD

6448 Landsdowne Centre Dr., Alexandria, VA

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Customer reviews
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. [My daughter] is over the moon with the fit of her [pointe] shoes, and your skilled ear that led her to them. We've never had such a good experience.
— Christine S.
Thank you Footlights Dance & Theatre Boutique for always taking such great care of our dancers' feet!
— Ashburn Academy of Dance
The staff is very friendly. They are doing a great job at keeping everyone safe during these harsh times. When I was buying pointe shoes, I arrived late and they still welcomed me in as if nothing happened, assuring me I was fine.
— Iryne J.
I love this place. My daughter had her first fitting for pointe shoes. The people there were so helpful. I highly recommend this place for a ballet dancer.
— Abena T.
Thank you for a great [pointe] shoe fitting for Layla. It was the most thorough and thoughtful fitting for any of my girls in all the years. She is wearing them as we speak.
— Janine R.
Perfect store for both casual and serious dancer[s]. Outstanding customer service! The staff at Footlights is absolutely amazing and always goes the extra mile to make sure my dancer has what she needs.
— Jen W.
Super customer service and personable staff. Even through the pandemic and reduced hours, they've been reliable, helpful and friendly. Love this local shop!
— Nicole H.
Recently came to the area from Massachusetts for my daughter's college audition - and forgot her leotard! The staff at Footlights was so helpful and kind. Got a great deal and my daughter was accepted to the college program! We're sure the leotard was the lucky charm! Thanks, Footlights!
— Joan M.
I have remained a Footlights customer for [over] twenty years now. I highly recommend Footlights to anyone looking for the right pointe shoe, rather you're just beginning or dancing at an advanced level.
— Maggie K. (Bald Ballerina)
Never in my 47 years have I experienced a store going to these lengths to support a customer before store hours. My heart is filled to know there are, not only good people in the world but good companies that still care about people more than money!!!
— Emily L.
Footlights always has everything I need!
— Kimberly T. (@TheRedHeadBallerina)
My daughter was looking for a possible change in pointe shoes. The salesperson took her time to make sure she got exactly what she needed. The store felt safe and comfortable for us. I appreciate the time, effort, and precautions that were taken.
— Lori F.
Just visited for the first time and loved it! Everyone was so nice, helpful, and patient! See this lovely boutique for your dancewear and dance shoe needs! Support local business!
— Emily C.
Best around! Great fittings, very friendly. I highly recommend.
— Kerry W.
Amazing little dance store! Super friendly and helpful consultants! Ethan got his first pair of "adult" tap shoes and is over the moon excited! Thanks Footlights for a great experience! Well worth the drive!!!
— Laura H.
Knowledgeable staff helped put my teenage son at ease while researching and buying his first pair of dance shoes. Thanks, ladies! He says now he feels like a better dancer because the shoes work so well on the dance floor. He said he feels good, so he stands up more straight.
— Tracey P.
Footlights has an amazing inventory of dance products! So many beautiful leotards and dance accessories! I have been going to Footlights for years and I am always impressed. Their employees are amazing, so knowledgeable and always helpful. They also do the best pointe shoe fittings in the region!
— Amanda C.
Footlights has great staff. It has dance shoes and leotards for all ages. If your child is going en pointe for the first time I recommend you go here. The staff are professionally trained to fit you in pointe shoes.
— Arianna P.
It is a dancers candy store, they always help you find what you are looking for, the store is clean and we'll stocked, if they don't have what you want they will order it for you.
— Krista T.
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