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How are Pointe Shoes made?

Pointe shoes involve a complex manufacturing process requiring great expertise. Each manufacturer uses unique methods and designs; however, most pointe shoes are made using basic components and a basic  form. The upper part of the shoe (the body) is sewn together from several pieces of satin.  There often is a lining made of cotton. A toe box is created on the body from many layers of paste and burlap. Typically, a sole has three parts: the outer sole, the insole and the shank. Read More...

The size dilemma

As the end of the scholastic year approaches, we are in the process of re-stocking our shelves, and are offering many items on sale.  We are thus encouraging everyone to get their stuff by the 1st September, which is when the sale expires.  We are sure you will find much to please you. Note, however, our FAQ on sizes: if you are buying dancewear or shoes for a child, make sure the sizing is more or less correct closer to Read More...

Building our Shop!

So… weekend is about to start and we have been busy populated our site with “Simple Products”, which are those in which you do not have to choose size or colours. These include toe pads, one-size tights and keyrings. We are still working out shipping rates to different countries, due to some changes since our previous page. We are also figuring out proper payment processing and hope to add that soon.  Nevertheless, by emailing us on theballetshop@gmail.com, you can order via email Read More...

The Ballet Shop celebrates its 15th Anniversary

The Ballet Shop celebrated 15 years since it first opened its doors to business in 2000.  Back in 1999, as founder, I had gone through 4 pairs of pointe shoes through a single production – which is not much in terms of dance, but quite a lot for a student (as I was at the time). This inspired me to try to order some shoes from abroad, which is when someone suggested that if I was going to make that Read More...

Hello – Welcome to The Ballet Shop

Welcome to the Ballet Shop’s new website. Here you will find a variety of articles about our products, as well as our products for sale. We ship free to Malta, or you can collect from Palkett, our physical shop at College of Dance in San Gwann.  Our opening hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 17:00 to 19:00 during school term. Postage to EU countries (including Channel Islands) is as quoted.  We can post to other countries depending on the cost.  We Read More...