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Sansha Garments Sizing Chart

Ladies

Sansha Size 2 3 4 5 6 7
French Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
European Size XS S M L XL XXL
Height (cm) 140-150 150-155 155-160 160-165 165-170 170-175 175-180
Weight (kg) 35-40 40-45 45-48 48-52 52-57 57-62 62-70

 

 Underwear  Bratop   UK
30
32
34
36
  Europe
65
70
75
80
  France
80
85
90
95

 

Men

Sansha Size 2 3 4 5 6 7
French Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
European Size XS S M L XL XXL
Height (cm) 156-162 162-168 168-174 174-180 180-190
Weight (kg) 55-60 60-65 65-70 70-75 75-80

 

Children

Sansha Size A B C D E F G H I
Approximate Age 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18

 

 Sansha Tights Sizing Chart

Adults Tights

Sansha size 1 2 3 4
EU Size S M L XL
Height (cm) 140-150 150-160 160-170 170-190
Weight(kg) 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80

 

Children Tights

Sansha size 0000 000 00 0
Age (year) 4 to 6 6 to 8 8-10 10-12
Height (cm) 70-90 90-110 110-135 135-140
Weight (kg) 20-25 25-30 30-35 35-40

 

 Sansha Footwear Sizing Chart

Adults Footwear

Soft, Ballroom, Tango, Character
Jazz, Teacher
Sneakers, Tap shoes
Sansha size
cm
EU size
UK size
EU size
UK size
EU size
UK size
3
21
33
1
33
1
33.5
1.5
4
21.5
34
2
34
2
34
2
5
22
35
2.5
35
2.5
35
2.5
6
22.5
36
3.5
36
3.5
36
3.5
7
23
37
4
37
4
37
4
8
23.5
38
5
38
5
38
5
9
24
39
5.5
39
5.5
39
5.5
10
24.5
40
6.5
40
6.5
40
6.5
11
25
41
7.5
41
7.5
41
7.5
12
25.5
42
8
42
8
42
8
13
26
43
9
43
9
43
9
14
26.5
44
9.5
43.5
9.5
43.5
9.5
15
27
45
10.5
44
10.5
44
10.5
16
27.5
46
11
44.5
11
44.5
11
17
28
47
12
45
12
45
12
18
28.5
48
12.5
45.5
12.5
46
12.5
19
29
49
13.5
46
13
46.5
13.5
20
29.5
50
14.5
46.5
13.5
47
14.5

 

Children Footwear

Soft
Ballroom, Tap, Character, Jazz, Snearkers
Sansha size
cm
EU size
UK size
EU size
UK size
000
14.5
23
5
20
2
00
15
24
6
21
3
0
15.5
25
7
22
4
A
16
26
8
23
5
B
16.5
27
9
24
6
C
17
28
10
25
7
D
17.5
29
11
26
8
E
18
30
11.5
27
9
F
18.5
31
12.5
28
10
G
19
32
13
29
11
H
19.5
33
1
30
11.5
I
20
34
2
31
12.5
J
20.5
35
2.5
32
13
K
21
36
3.5
33
1
L
21.5
37
4
34
2
M
22
38
5
35
2.5
N
22.5
39
5.5
36
3.5
P
23
40
6.5
37
4
Q

Children grow fast, and people often feel the need to try to ensure that their children’s clothes and shoes fit them for a rather long time. Or rather, that they last longer than just a few months. And they are right, because clothes and shoes – including dancewear – are expensive.

Nevertheless, in a sport or dance discipline this can prove problematic and even dangerous. Large clothes will make the child uncomfortable and possibly unable to dance properly, making the child unable to learn from the class – or worse, develop bad habits to stop the clothes from bothering him or her.

With footwear, it is even worse: shoes which fit too big can lead the child to fall and hurt, or if the shoes fly off, to hurt someone else. While a little leeway is often allowed, one must not leave more than a centimetre. Dancewear and dance shoes should be as close fitting as possible (unless you are following hip hop classes, but even here the shoes must fit well). The idea of putting cotton wool in the shoes to make them fit, or insoles until the child grows, is never a good idea.

In many examinations, marks are given for grooming. Bad grooming can lose your child (or you) marks – and large clothing and footwear is one of the red alerts.

So you’re warned!

Pointe shoes need to be chosen very carefully. The wrong choice can make a big difference to your pointe experience, and indeed can cause permanent damage, particularly to young feet. Traditionally, it has been thought that no young girl should be introduced to pointe under the age of 9, because her bones are still in formation.

We stock Sansha pointe shoes, which feature fourteen models in up to five widths, plus two shankless soft-toe models designed for pre-pointe training. Some models have four possible shank strengths, while others have three, The shank is usually made of fibreboard, and the sole can be leather or cellulose.  Some models are available in canvas, and all models are available in satin.  There is one delightful lace-up model, and another which brings the bling back to ballet!   Some models have replaceable shanks (for temporary emergency use only).

All models have the Sansha signature “whisper toe” box padding.

We can also source other brands of pointe shoe on request.

 

 

Each manufacturer has their own sizing charts, and depending where you are in the world, you may have to check out your appropriate sizing.

Sansha and Roch Valley have their own size charts with an approximate conversion (follow the links). If you have specific queries, you can contact us.

It is important that your dancewear and footwear fit properly. For ballet classes, for example, clothing which is too loose might prevent your teacher from correctly assessing your posture; on the other hand, clothing which is too tight can make you uncomfortable and you would not perform at your best.

With footwear, this is even more important. Ill fitting shoes can be harmful to your feet – and that damage can be permanent. Shoes which are too small can damage your feet; shoes which are too large could cause you to trip and injure yourself.

The tendency to buy dancewear and dance shoes that are a couple of sizes larger, to last longer, is a very bad idea. While a slightly larger fit is acceptable in the very tiny ages (since very young children grow into them fast), it can often mean that the student is not corrected properly or cannot dance as they should. On the other hand, once the child has outgrown the gear, it needs to be replaced. If in doubt, the teacher should be consulted to ensure that the child gets the most of their classes by being in the best gear appropriate to their size.

As a rule, we tend to process orders as fast as possible – usually within a couple of business days.  However, we sometimes need to source your item if it appears low on stock or out of stock, and this might take a couple more days.

We normally ask you to allow 28 days for processing orders, however this is to protect us during shutdown periods – Christmas, Easter and mid-summer shutdown (around the middle of August).  Therefore the 28 days are the maximum, not a rule.

Receiving your goods is a matter of postage.  Post is rather quickly delivered to some countries, particularly within Europe.  Post to non-European countries could take a couple of weeks, so please be aware.

In any case we can, for an additional charge, obtain a courier or express service.

Malta is part of the EU, and as such, a Value Added Tax (VAT) rate is applicable on all our sales to customers.

For orders to Malta, if you have a VAT number, you can quote the VAT number in an email to us; we will then issue a fiscal invoice for you to be able to claim your VAT back – if your company is a dance-related company or purchases our goods for business purposes (resale or for your own dance company).

If you are not in Malta, and are a business established in the EU, you can quote your VAT number and we will be able to deduct VAT from your bill, followed up by a fiscal invoice.

If you do not have a VAT number, whether you are not within the EU and whether you are a business or not, you will be charged VAT.

Note that for orders delivered outside the EU, other taxes (levies, customs dues and other taxes) may apply at the point where you collect your goods (usually customs at your post office). It is up to you to check these beforehand and establish your liability in your own country.

We accept payments via Paypal, since this allows you to pay via credit card without disclosing your credit card details to us. We think that this is the most efficient way to pay. If you do not already have an account, you may wish to sign up here. Remember never to give out your credit card details in an email. We do not charge your card unless we are sure that the order is ready to be dispatched, and we dispatch as soon as payment is cleared.

We accept online bank transfers – provided that you add the amount necessary to cover bank charges, as otherwise you will fall short. Please contact us if you wish to pay in this way, and we can give you our transfer details once we have verified your order. Note that we do not dispatch until payment has been received into our account – please allow a couple of days for the payment to go through, since it takes some time between banks in a different country.

We accept cheques and postal orders; however we can only cash them in on a Saturday which might add a few days to your order.  With regard to cheques, since these are from a different country, extra charges will apply – these are bank charges due to the fact that our bank is in a different country.  These two methods are not our preferred option, because of the time factor involved in processing your order.