In Store Pointe Shoe Fittings


We recommend scheduling an appointment for all fittings. First timers can take up to an hour, refits a half hour, and we want to make sure we have allotted time to give you one-on-one attention. Please call us at (518) 584-8690 or send us an email at info@saratogadance.com to schedule your fitting.


Prepare for your fitting

Make sure your feet are clean and dry and toe nails are trimmed straight across. Tights are not necessary as we provide disposable hosiery socks. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. We won’t be asking you to do a petite allegro, but there will be some up and down from the couch to the barre. Anything that does not affect proper body placement is best!

If you are switching brands or are coming in for a re-fit, please bring your previously worn pair of pointe shoes with you. Your old shoes tell a story and can help us diagnose what your specific issues may be.

Pointe Shoe Services

In addition to a thorough fitting, Saratoga Dance can make any necessary modification to pointe shoes so they are better suited for the dancer’s foot. Some may include:

  • Shank tacks
  • Arch break
  • ¾ shank
  • Volcanite reinforcement
  • Elastic drawstring
  • Jet glue
  • Manual break-in

Sewing instructions for placement of ribbon and elastic are always provided at the first fitting.

Once a dancer goes “en pointe” it takes many years of intense training to perfect the beauty of this art form.