advice : fitting : choice : individuality

Welcome to
The Pointe Shoe Centre

The Pointe Shoe Centre within Dancers Boutique in Amersham for all your pointe shoes and ballet dancewear needs.

Over the last 13 years , we have tried and tested many styles and brands of pointe shoes and feel confident we now have the best pointe shoes on the market in the selection we offer at The Pointe Shoe Centre. We have achieved this by listening to feedback from dancers and teachers and assessing the shoes before and after use in a class or rehearsal/performance environment. We have got to know our young dancers, their schools and colleges and their needs and preferences and have a close working relationship with our manufacturers, enabling us to be the first to know about the latest developments in pointe shoe technology and design.

Whether you are looking forward to your first pair of pointe shoes, need new pointe shoes for an exam or you need pointe shoes for your vocational training, we can fit all levels of dancer from a size 1 foot up to a size 9. Using our ten years of experience fitting thousands of ballet dancers, our aim is that your pointe shoe fitting is informative, enjoyable and highly successful.

Pointe shoes always in stock for pointe shoe fitting - Bloch, Grishko, Freed and Merlet in many sizes and multiple width fittings.

When you visit The Pointe Shoe Centre within Dancers Boutique for your fitting, we will talk to you about your dancing, find out more about you and try a selection of pointe shoes on you that will be suitable for your needs, ability and physiology. Every dancer is individual and every shoe you wear will need to suit your circumstances, class level and comfort. You will have a choice of many styles of Bloch, Grishko, Freed and Merlet pointe shoes and we have up to 4 width fittings in most styles of pointe shoe. We will also discuss the best padding options and accessories for your pointe shoes.

Did you know... we now fit many adults for pointe shoes and have Grishko and Bloch pointe shoes styles which are particularly suitable for adult ballet dancers.

Extra Opening Hours September 2023!

Dancers Boutique will continue the extended hours by opening on Sundays throughout September.

Our Normal Opening Hours!

From one of the country's leading pointe shoe specialist fitters, offering the TOP BRANDS at one location.  The Pointe Shoe Centre specialist professioinal point shoe fittings are available from Dancers Boutique of Amersham. Opening hours information poster 2021. We are open 10am to 5pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with some out of hours appointments, subject to availability.

Have you seen the DB team on TikTok?

Join the thousands of people who have seen us on TIkTok. Often informative - Always fun!

Often informative - Always fun!

Join the thousands of people who have seen us on TikTok. Tap/Click the image above or HERE at 'MyDancersBoutique' to head straight to our TikTok page! Make sure to follow us for all the latest entertaining announcements...

Dancers Boutique provides and incredibly knowledgeable fitting service for pointe shoes and all aspects of shoe and dancewear. For all your dance and dancewear needs.

Find The Pointe Shoe Centre, a specialised area within Dancers Boutique, which is located in the town of Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Within The Pointe Shoe Centre our aim is to provide excellent and knowledgeable service, good quality products and an ever increasing selection of brands and styles of dancewear and footwear.

The Pointe Shoe Centre has already become a busy area in the shop and has been visited by young dancers buying their first pair of shoes, dancers in professional training and teachers who have lost count of how many pairs they have had but still appreciate the need to be fitted correctly and to take time to choose the right shoes.

  • “We are so lucky to have Paula from the Dancers Boutique in Amersham, so close to our studio in Beaconsfield, to give her expert professional care in fitting our students with pointe shoes, as well as all other dance related things!

  • Paula's advice is invaluable and I am very thankful to her, as some of my students continue into full time dance schools and dance professionally. However every growing dancer needs a good fit! Thank you Paula.”

  • – Annik Coatalen. Dip RBS TTC, ARAD, former professional classical dancer.

  • Principal of Baylins Ballet Barn

  • (For more comments from the many esteemed teachers and principals who have experienced The Pointe Shoe Centres highly regarded professional pointe shoe fitting service, please take a look at our Testimonials page. )

Pointe shoe fitting with a choice of brands from Bloch, Freed, Grishko and Merlet at Dancers Boutique. Pointe shoe fitting including assessing the fit of the shoe and its suitability at Dancers Boutique. Checking the length of the fit for the pointe shoe at Dancers Boutique. Final check for fit and form of the pointe shoe to the foot so that the customer has the most suitable shoe according to their requirements at Dancers Boutique.

When you make an appointment at The Pointe Shoe Centre, you will receive a thorough fitting by staff who are experienced in pointe themselves and have been trained by Grishko and Freed of London and in the Esther Juon method.

As we know how exciting it is to buy your first pointes, we will do everything we can to ensure you enjoy the experience and will give our full attention and advice throughout your appointment. If you require padding, we can advise and show you the types of toe pads and Bunheads accessories that may suit you.

We stock a huge selection of sizes and width fittings of: Freed, including the beautiful and recently re-launched 'Studio' shoe; the increasingly popular Grishko '2007' and 'Proflex'; seven contrasting styles of Bloch pointe shoes and the new Merlet 'Diva' pointe shoe.

The Pointe Shoe Centre can visit You!

Dancers Boutique can visit your school and fit shoes with the teacher able to see the progress of our excellent fittings.

The highest quality professional pointe shoe fittings can come to you! Tap/Click HERE or on the van above to read more about our service.

About Us

Paula Nye

Paula of Dancers Boutique.

Paula is passionate about dance and has been involved in the dance and health industry for all of her working life. She started her full time training at the Urdang Academy, London in the 1980s where she trained in RAD, ISTD and Cechetti as well as studying Russian ballet technique which was Miss Urdangs distinguishing trademark at that time! Her desire was always to teach and she started teaching classes to the junior school and boys at Urdang even before she graduated.

Paula went on to teach RAD and ISTD at a school in Spain and then for a local school in Buckinghamshire for many years. Progressing from that, Paula furthered her training and taught in the fitness industry for 10 years also qualifying as a sports massage therapist. During this time she studied as a mature student for a Business degree which has given her skills to run Dancers Boutique.

In the years before taking on Dancers Boutique Paula built up a very successful therapy practice, working on sports people and continually increasing her knowledge of physiology, exercise and business and she now really enjoys putting all her acquired knowledge and experience into her dance shop.

Dancers Boutique

Invitation to our grand opening of the rejuvanted Dancers Boutique in 2009 featuring guests Vincent and Flavia, who became nationwide stars from being on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Dancers Boutique has been established as a dancewear specialist for 30 years but has been completely rejuvenated and given a new lease of life more recently. It is now a central place for dancers and their families to visit to get advice and help as well as purchase everything they need for all styles of dance, performance and gymnastics.

To take a quick look at our exciting Dancers Boutique website and the wide range of products and dance styles we supply, please Tap/Click HERE.

Paula Nye took ownership of Dancers Boutique in 2008 and moved the shop to its current spacious premises in Amersham in 2009. She has enjoyed developing the business and getting to know all the local schools, teachers and dancers. Paula loves being with dancers all day and finds it so exciting to be the first to hear about new dance products that she can tell her customers about. She works closely with her pointe shoe suppliers who include Bloch, Freed, Grishko and Merlet as well as accessory brands Tendu and TurnBoard; and spends a lot of time researching, buying and promoting new stock that she knows will benefit her customers. All the staff at Dancers Boutique are passionate about dance and very knowledgeable about what they sell, continually updating their training and customer service skills.

Ballet uniform, shoes and pointe shoes as well as a huge range dancewear across a huge variety of disciplines, we have everything you need at Dancers Boutique.

Something was missing!

When Paula took over Dancers Boutique she could see that something was missing for local ballet dancers, their teachers and also local full time students. There was nowhere outside London that dancers could go to have pointe shoes fitted properly! When girls went to London they had to trek from shop to shop and were often served by 'sales assistants' who had little knowledge of ballet or fittings.

The Pointe Shoe Centre was created within Dancers Boutique when we moved to a bigger shop in 2009.

There is now a place that dancers can visit with their parents or teachers and be fitted correctly with pointe shoes. Paula is passionate about offering a thorough, knowledgeable and positive experience to her customers and she and her other two fitters have ongoing training with Grishko, Freed of London and study research by Lisa Howell and Esther Joun.

What do we stock?

We believe that every foot is completely different and every dancer has different needs when it comes to their pointe shoes. We therefore don't have a 'favourite' or preferred shoe but keep a good stock of different brands and styles and treat every customer with an open mind.

Makes we currently stock are Freed, Grishko, Bloch and Merlet and we keep different styles of each and are always researching new shoes to add to our collection, of which, the Merlet brand was a recent introduction. With Paulas knowledge and experience with sports therapy, she is very keen to fit a shoe that will be safe, functional and suitable for the anatomy of the foot and dancer. She knows what is expected of the dancer, whether they are a new starter to pointe or a full time student in training and fits accordingly.

Dancers also have different needs and requirements for padding and we advise and try out toe pads and Bun Heads accessories on each dancer to see which is most suitable for them and their shoes.

Find Dancers Boutique on Facebook

The Pointe Shoe Centre within Dancers Boutique for all your dance and dancewear needs, including pointe shoes, professional pointe shoe fittings, ballet shoes, tights, leotards and accessories.