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You asked and our pointe shoe experts answered

The following pointe shoe questions were asked on Instagram in June 2020 as part of our regular Q&A session. If you have any further questions you can follow us on Instagram here or leave a comment below and we will do our best to get back to you.

Store Manager – Lauren Nairne fits a young dancer from Born To Dance, Gold Coast with her first pair of pointe shoes.

Let us help answer your pointe shoe questions

How Many Pointe Shoes Do Dancers Go Through?

There are many contributing factors that go into how long a pointe shoe lasts for each dancer. How many classes they are doing each week, how strong the shank of the shoe is, is the shoe fit correctly, is the dancer looking after the shoes correctly, is the dancer sitting in the shoes correctly.

But believe it or not professional dancers might go through a pair of pointe shoes in ONE PERFORMANCE. If you feel you or your dancer aren’t getting enough time out of your pointe shoes it’s important to chat to your fitter about adjustments or changes you can make to increase the life of your shoes.

What’s better Bloch or Energetiks Pointe Shoes?

Again it depends on the foot shape, the toe shape, the amount of hours that the dancer is doing en pointe and what they want to get out of their shoes. Both Energetiks and Bloch have wonderful pointe shoes that are perfect for a wide range of dancers and foot shapes. We do like that Energetiks has different shank strengths in their shoes (which Bloch don’t) so as you you start to do more and require a harder shoe you don’t necessarily need to change styles, you can just change the shank strength. Energetiks Emilia or Stella would have to be our top picks for Energetiks and Bloch Heritage and the new Grace shoe (although the vamp is very high) are our favourite Bloch styles.

Energetiks Emilia (formerly Encore) pointe shoe

How do you look after pointe shoes?

The biggest thing to remember is that pointe shoes don’t like water. Water, sweat, perspiration and heat will break down the pointe shoe over time. It’s most important to take your ouch pouches OUT of your shoes once you’ve finished wearing them and don’t leave your shoes stuffed at the bottom of your bag, give them some air and a chance to dry out in between classes. This will keep them not so smelly ūüėČ and also keep them harder for longer.

Do you have to make a fitting to get a pair of pointe shoes?

Although it’s not essential we recommend that everyone books in for their pointe shoe fitting using our online booking form (here) or calls ahead to reserve a spot. This way we can make sure that appointments don’t overlap where possible and you get the attention you need to have confidence making the right decision without being rushed. The number to call to make a pointe shoe fitting is 0755645400.

My teacher says that I can’t have thick ouch pouches or En Pointe Orthotics, my toes hurt so much. What can I do?

Firstly, if you’re in an abnormal amount of pain en pointe it’s important to find out why. By all means padding can assist in making pointe work more enjoyable and more comfortable but you need to first rule out the possibility that something else is going on.

Other reasons pointe work could be painful might be

There are many many different types of padding on the market and it’s important to know which padding is going to work for you. Some dancers may be fine with just a simple cotton pad or maybe some lambs wool and other dancers especially those with alignment issues or longer second toe (as an example) might need additional padding like gel spacers, gel ouch pouches or En Pointe Orthotics. Remember the padding inside your shoe doesn’t dictate who you are or how you dance. It’s important that you enjoy dancing en pointe so if that means you need additional padding you need to do what’s right for you.

Shop ouch pouches and pointe accessories here.

How do you know if you or your dancer are ready for pointe?

It’s so important that before you come to Dance Desire for your pointe shoe fitting that you first visit your Dance Physiotherapist for a Professional Pre-Pointe Assessment. (Our favourite is Sarah Kiely from The Living Well Studios)

Your Dance Physiotherapist will be able to ensure you have the strength to adequately support yourself en pointe and also determine if you body is ready for the move onto pointe shoes. If you have any hesitation if your dancer is ready then definitely a professional pre-pointe assessment is the best idea.

I have really wide feet, will you have pointe shoes for me?

We sure will! At Dance Desire have over 18 different styles of pointe shoes in store across 7 brands. And we haven’t found a foot we can’t fit…yet ūüôā

Shop Pointe shoes here.

Feel free to ask us your pointe shoe questions. Get in touch with one of our team today.

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    Danse De Paris | Clothing

     SIZE 2 CHILD SMLSIZE 4 CHILD MED
     INCMINCM
    BUST25-2764-6827-2968-74
    WAIST20-2250-5622-2454-60
    HIP26-2865-7028-3070-75
    GIRTH42-48107-12248-51122-130

     

     SIZE 6 ADULT XXSMLSIZE 8 ADULT XSMLSIZE 10 ADULT SMLSIZE 12 ADULT MED
     INCMINCMINCMINCM
    BUST29-3174-8031-3480-8633-3684-9035-3788-94
    WAIST24-2660-6425-2764-6826-2868-7228-3070-74
    HIP30-3275-8032-3480-8534-3685-9036-3890-95
    GIRTH53-56135-14255-58140-14759-63150-16062-67158-170

    Energetiks | Shoes | Dance Sneaker

    Adults

    Street Shoe (AUS)School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Sneaker
    41218.2″2
    4.51.521.58.4″3
    52228.6″4
    5.52.522.58.8″5
    63239″6
    6.53.523.59.2″7
    74249.4″8
    7.54.524.59.6″8
    85259.8″9
    8.55.525.510″9
    962610.2″10
    9.56.526.510.4″11
    1072710.6″11
    10.57.527.5 12
    11 28 12
    11.5 28.5 13
    12   13
    12.5   14
    13   14
    13.5   15
    14   15

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    PW Dancewear | Clothing

    Adults Measurement Guide

    Bust

    Waist

    Hips

    Torso


    Inner Leg

    Taken at fullest part of the chest.

    Taken at natural waistline. 

    Taken around fullest part of the buttocks.

    From right shoulder through the leg and back up to the right shoulder. Do not pull tape tight.

    From the crotch to 2.5cm above floor in bare feet.

    Use the measurement that best represents your size. The waist measurement is the least important when choosing your size.

    PW uses a 4-way stretch fabric and for best fit, the garment needs to be a snug fit to the body and should not be loose.

    We do not recommend you go up a size to allow for growth as the fabric will stretch with growth.

    Childs Measurement Guide

    Our children’s sizes usually correspond to the child’s age. If it is for an average eight-year-old then a Size 8 should fit.

    Usually, you will go from a child’s Size 12 to an Adult Small. The XSml is the tall, slim child or petite adult.¬†

    To get a perfect fit we do have sizing packs available for use for a limited time, or available for purchase.

    All garments are available in child Sizes 4-12 and adult sizes XSml-XLge unless otherwise stated.

     CHILD SIZESADULT SIZES
    Size4681012XSMSMLMEDLGEXLG
    Bust CM50-5556.6162-6768-7374-7977-8283-8889-9495-100101-106
    Waist CM45-4950-5555-6061-6667-7258-6364-6970-7576-8182-87
    Hip CM56-6061-6566-7071-7576-8082-8788-9394-99100-105106-111
    Torso CM89-108108-118118-128128-135135-140142-146147-152153-158159-164165-170
    Inner Leg CM50-5455-5960-6465-6970-7473-7575-7777-7979-8181-83

    Bloch | Clothing | Childs

    Child Petite (Age 2-4)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in20-2118-1921-2332-3518-20
    cm51-5446-4954-5982-8946-51
          
    Child Small (Age 4-6)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in21-2319-2123-2536-3920-22
    cm54-5949-5459-6492-9951-56
          
    Child Medium (Age 6-7* / 6-8)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in23-2521-2225-2740-4322-24
    cm59-6454-5664-69102-10956-61
          
    Child Large (Age 8-10)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in25-2722-2327-2944-4724-26
    cm64-6956-5969-74112-12061-66
          
    Child X-Large (Age 10-12)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in27-2923-2529-3148-5126-28
    cm69-7459-6474-79122-13066-71

    Please Note: Seasonal children’s collections usually run smaller to size. Taking this into account, we do recommend considering the next size up for comfort.

    *Child Medium – 6-7 years for seasonal collections and 6-8 for premiere basic range.

    Bloch | Clothing | Womens

    Petite (Size 6)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in30-3222-2433-3555-5730-34
    cm77-8256-6184-89140-14576-87
          
    Small (Size 8)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in32-3424-2635-3757-5930-34
    cm82-8761-6689-94145-15076-87
          
    Medium (Size 10)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in34-3626-2837-3959-6130-34
    cm87-9266-7194-99150-15576-87
          
    Large (Size 12)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in36-3828-3039-4161-6330-34
    cm92-9771-7699-104155-16076-87
          
    X-Large (Size 14)BustWaistHipGirthInseam
    in38-4030-3241-4363-6530-34
    cm97-10276-81104-109160-16576-87

    Capezio | Hosiery | Professional Fishnet Tights

    Capezio | Shoes | Ballet

    Adults

    SKU

    2027

    2028

    2037W

    Style

    Juliet Leather Split Sole

    Juliet Canvas Split Sole

    Hanami Canvas Split Sole

    Note

    Go up 1/2 size than street shoe.

    Go up 1/2 size than street shoe.

    Go up 1/2 size than street shoe.

    Childs

    SKU

    2027C

    2028C

    2037C

    212C

    Style

    Juliet Leather Split Sole

    Juliet Canvas Split Sole

    Hanami Canvas Split Sole

    Lily Leather Full Sole

    Note

    Go up 1/2 size than street shoe.

    Go up 1/2 size than street shoe.

    Go up 1.5 sizes from shoe size.

    Go up 1 size from shoe size.

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Energetiks | Hosiery

    Childs

    Xsml

    Sml

    Med

    Lge

    Xlge

    2-4 Years

    4-6 Years

    7-9 Years

    9-11 Years

    12-14 Years

    Childs High Gloss Tights

    Sml

    Med

    Lge

    Xlge

    4-6 Years

    6-8 Years

    8-10 Years

    10-12 Years

    This is a guide only, if your child is tall for their age, you may prefer the next size up.

    Energetiks | Shoes | Character

    Adults

    Street Shoe (AUS)School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Cuban
    Leather
    Sport Chorus
    Leather
    Chorus
    Leather
    Flat
    Canvas
    Cuban
    Canvas
    Lace-up
    41218.2″¬†555442
    4.51.521.58.4″5.55.55.54.54.52.5
    52228.6″666553
    5.52.522.58.8″6.56.56.55.55.53.5
    63239″777664
    6.53.523.59.2″7.57.57.56.56.54.5
    74249.4″888775
    7.54.524.59.6″8.58.58.57.57.55.5
    85259.8″999886
    8.55.525.510″9.59.59.58.58.56.5
    962610.2″101010997
    9.56.526.510.4″10.510.510.5¬†107.5
    1072710.6″111111¬†10.58
    10.57.527.510.8″11.511.511.5¬†118.5
    11¬†2811″121212¬†11.59
    11.5¬†28.511.2″¬†¬†¬†¬†12¬†

    Childs

    School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)FlatLace-up
    714.85.8″¬†¬†
    7.515.26″¬†¬†
    815.66.1″¬†¬†
    8.5166.3″¬†¬†
    916.46.4″¬†¬†
    9.516.86.6″¬†¬†
    1017.26.8″1010
    10.517.66.9″10.510.5
    11187″1111
    11.518.47.2″11.511.5
    1218.87.4″1212
    12.519.27.5″12.512.5
    1319.67.7″1313
    13.5207.9″13.513.5
    120.48.2″¬†1
    1.520.88.4″¬†1.5

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Bloch | Shoes | Womens

    AU/US

    UK

    EU

    Japanese

    Ballet

    Tap/Stage

    Character

    Jazz

    Dance Sneaker

    Teaching

    Contemporary

    Dancesport

    Warm Up Booties

    3

    1

    34

     

    1

    4

    4

     

    4

     

    XS

    3.5

    1.5

    34.5

     

    1.5

    4.5

    4.5

    4

    4.5

    4

    XS

    4

    2

    35

     

    2

    5

    5

    4.5

    5

    4.5

    S

     

    XSML

    4.5

    2.5

    35.5

     

    2.5

    5.5

    5.5

    5

    5.5

    5

    S

    5

    XSML

    5

    3

    36

     

    3

    6

    6

    5.5

    6

    5.5

    S

    5.5

    XSML

    5.5

    3.5

    36.5

    22

    3.5

    6.5

    6.5

    6

    6.5

    6

    S/M

    6

    SML

    6

    4

    37

    22.5

    4

    7

    7

    6.5

    7

    6.5

    M

    6.5

    SML

    6.5

    4.5

    37.5

    23

    4.5

    7.5

    7.5

    7

    7.5

    7

    M

    7

    SML

    7

    5

    38

    23.5

    5

    8

    8

    7.5

    8

    7.5

    M

    7.5

    MED

    7.5

    5.5

    38.5

    24

    5.5

    8.5

    8.5

    8

    8.5

    8

    M

    8

    MED

    8

    6

    39

    24.5

    6

    9

    9

    8.5

    9

    8.5

    M/L

    8.5

    MED

    8.5

    6.5

    39.5

    25

    6.5

    9.5

    9.5

    9

    9.5

    9

    L

    9

    MED

    9

    7

    40

    25.5

    7

    10

    10

    9.5

    10

    9.5

    L

    9.5

    LGE

    9.5

    7.5

    40.5

    26

    7.5

    10.5

    10.5

    10

    10.5

    10

    L

    10

    LGE

    10

    8

    41

    26.5

    8

    11

    11

    10.5

    11

    10.5

    L/XL

    10.5

    LGE/XLG

    10.5

    8.5

    41.5

    27

    8.5

    11.5

    11.5

    11

    11.5

    11

    XL

    11

    XLG

    11

    9

    42

     

     

    12

    12

    11.5

    12

    11.5

    XL

     

    XLG

    11.5

    9.5

    42.5

     

     

     

     

    12

    12.5

     

    XL

    12

    10

    43

     

     

     

     

    12.5

    13

     

    XL

    12.5

    10.5

    43.5

     

     

     

     

    13

    13.5

     

    XL

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Energetiks | Shoes | Tap

    Adults

    Street Shoe (AUS)School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)FlatCubanSports
    Chorus
    Lace-up
    41218.2″4.5552
    4.51.521.58.4″55.55.52.5
    52228.6″5.5663
    5.52.522.58.8″66.56.53.5
    63239″6.5774
    6.53.523.59.2″77.57.54.5
    74249.4″7.5885
    7.54.524.59.6″88.58.55.5
    85259.8″8.5996
    8.55.525.510″99.59.56.5
    962610.2″9.510107
    9.56.526.510.4″1010.510.57.5
    1072710.6″10.511118
    10.57.527.510.8″1111.511.58.5
    11¬†2811″11.512129
    11.5¬†28.511.2″12¬†¬†9.5
    12¬†2911.4″¬†¬†¬†10
    12.5¬†29.511.6″¬†¬†¬†10.5
    13¬†3011.8″¬†¬†¬†11
    13.5¬†30.512″¬†¬†¬†11.5
    14¬†3112.2″¬†¬†¬†12

    Childs

    School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)FlatLace-up
    714.85.8″7¬†
    7.515.26″7.5¬†
    815.66.1″8¬†
    8.5166.3″8.5¬†
    916.46.4″9¬†
    9.516.86.6″9.5¬†
    1017.26.8″1010
    10.517.66.9″10.510.5
    11187″1111
    11.518.47.2″11.511.5
    1218.87.4″1212
    12.519.27.5″12.512.5
    1319.67.7″1313
    13.5207.9″13.513.5
    120.48″¬†1
    1.520.88.2″¬†1.5

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Energetiks | Shoes | Jazz

    Adults

    Street Shoe (AUS)School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Full/Split
    Sole
    Pull OnBootMen’s
    41218.2″4444
    4.51.521.58.4″4.54.54.54.5
    52228.6″5555
    5.52.522.58.8″5.55.55.55.5
    63239″6666
    6.53.523.59.2″6.56.56.56.5
    74249.4″7777
    7.54.524.59.6″7.57.57.57.5
    85259.8″8888
    8.55.525.510″8.58.58.58.5
    962610.2″9999
    9.56.526.510.4″9.59.59.59.5
    1072710.6″10101010
    10.57.527.510.8″10.510.510.510.5
    11¬†2811″11111111
    11.5¬†28.511.2″11.511.511.511.5
    12¬†2911.4″12121212
    12.5¬†29.511.6″¬†¬†12.512.5
    13¬†3011.8″¬†¬†1313
    13.5¬†30.512″¬†¬†13.513.5
    14¬†3112.2″¬†¬†1414
    14.5¬†31.512.4″¬†¬†14.5¬†
    15¬†3212.6″¬†¬†15¬†

    Childs

    School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Full/Split
    Sole
    Pull OnBoot
    714.85.8″7¬†7
    7.515.26″7.5¬†7.5
    815.66.1″8¬†8
    8.5166.3″8.5¬†8.5
    916.46.4″9¬†9
    9.516.86.6″9.5¬†9.5
    1017.26.8″101010
    10.517.66.9″10.510.510.5
    11187″111111
    11.518.47.2″11.511.511.5
    1218.87.4″121212
    12.519.27.5″12.512.512.5
    1319.67.7″131313
    13.5207.9″13.513.513.5
    1218.2″444
    1.521.58.4″4.54.54.5

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Energetiks | Shoes | Ballet

    Ballet Shoe Measurement Guide

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    Place a piece of blank paper on a hard floor.

    Stand on the paper.

    Holding a pencil vertically, place a mark at the end of your heel.

    Place another mark at the tip of your longest toe.

    Repeat for other foot.

    To find your size, measure the heel-to-toe mark in centimeters.

    Width Description

    A

    B

    C

    D

    Narrow Fit

    Standard Fit

    Wide Fit

    Extra Wide Fit

    Stretch Canvas

    A/B

    C/D

    Standard Fit

    Wide Fit

    Adults

    Street Shoe (AUS)School Shoe (UK)Foot Length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Full
    Sole
    Split
     Sole
    41218.2″¬†¬†
    4.51.521.58.4″22
    52228.6″2.52.5
    5.52.522.58.8″33
    63239″3.53.5
    6.53.523.59.2″44
    74249.4″4.54.5
    7.54.524.59.6″55
    85259.8″5.55.5
    8.55.525.510″66
    962610.2″6.56.5
    9.56.526.510.4″77
    1072710.6″7.57.5
    10.57.527.510.8″88
    11¬†2811″8.58.5
    11.5¬†28.511.2″99
    12¬†2911.4″9.59.5
    12.5¬†29.511.6″1010
    13¬†3011.8″¬†10.5
    13.5¬†30.512″¬†11
    14¬†3112.2″¬†11.5
    14.5¬†31.512.4″¬†12
    15¬†3212.6″¬†12.5
    15.5¬†32.512.8″¬†13

     

    Childs

    School Shoe (UK)Foot length (cm)Foot length (Inches)Full
    Sole
    Split
     Sole
    513.25.1″5¬†
    5.513.65.3″5.5¬†
    6145.5″6¬†
    6.514.45.6″6.5¬†
    714.85.8″77
    7.515.26″7.57.5
    815.66.1″88
    8.5166.3″8.58.5
    916.46.4″99
    9.516.86.6″9.59.5
    1017.26.8″1010
    10.517.66.9″10.510.5
    11187″1111
    11.518.47.2″11.511.5
    1218.87.4″1212
    12.519.27.5″12.512.5
    1319.67.7″1313
    13.5207.8″13.513.5
    120.48″11
    1.520.88.2″1.51.5

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    Energetiks | Clothing | Childs

    Child’s Measurement Guide

    Size measurements are approximate.

    Front lined leotards ‚Äď please go up one size.

    Chest

    Waist

    Hip

    Measure over the fullest part of the chest.

    Measure waist at the thinnest point.

    Measure at the fullest part of your bottom (top of your leg).

    *Front-lined leotards are a firmer fit, you may want to go up one size.

     Ch XXXsml РAUS size 1-2
    Age 1HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm9554495884
    inches3’1″21″19″23″33″
     Ch XXsml РAUS size 2-3
    Age 3HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm10558526293
    inches3’4″23″20.5″24.5″36.5″
     Ch Xsml РAUS size 4-5
    Age 5HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm115625566102
    inches3’7″24.5″21.5″26″40″
     Ch Sml РAUS size 6-7
    Age 7HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm125665870111
    inches4’1″26″23″27.5″43.5″
    Ch Med – AUS size 8-9
    Age 9HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm135706174120
    inches4’4″27.5″24″29″47″
    Ch Lge РAUS size 10-11
    Age 11HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm145746478129
    inches4’7″29″25″30.5″50.5″
    Ch Xlge – AUS size 12-13
    Age 13HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm155786782138
    inches5′30.5″26″32″54″
    Ch XXlge – AUS size 14-15
    Age 15HeightChestWaistHipGirth
    cm165827086142
    inches5’4″32″27.5″34″56″

    Energetiks | Clothing | Youths

    Youth Med (Age 9)
    AUS Size 8-9
    HeightChestWaistHip
    135 cm70 cm61 cm74 cm
    4’4″27.5″24″29″
    Youth Large (Age 11)
    AUS Size 10-11
    HeightChestWaistHip
    145 cm74 cm64 cm78 cm
    4’7″29″25″30.5″
    Youth XLarge (Age 13)
    AUS Size 12-13
    HeightChestWaistHip
    155 cm78 cm67 cm82 cm
    5′30.5″26″32″

    Energetiks | Clothing | Mens

    Men’s Measurement Guide

    Chest

    Waist

    Measure around the broadest part of the chest.

    Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.

     Ad XXsmlAd XsmlAd SmlAd MedAd LgeAd XlgeAd 2XL
    Chest (cm)78849096102108114
    Waist (in)26″28″30″32″34″36″38″

    Bloch | Shoes | Womens

    AU/US

    UK

    EU

    Japanese

    Ballet

    Tap/Stage

    Character

    Jazz

    Dance Sneaker

    Teaching

    Contemporary

    Dancesport

    Warm Up Booties

    3

    1

    34

     

    1

    4

    4

     

    4

     

    XS

    3.5

    1.5

    34.5

     

    1.5

    4.5

    4.5

    4

    4.5

    4

    XS

    4

    2

    35

     

    2

    5

    5

    4.5

    5

    4.5

    S

     

    XSML

    4.5

    2.5

    35.5

     

    2.5

    5.5

    5.5

    5

    5.5

    5

    S

    5

    XSML

    5

    3

    36

     

    3

    6

    6

    5.5

    6

    5.5

    S

    5.5

    XSML

    5.5

    3.5

    36.5

    22

    3.5

    6.5

    6.5

    6

    6.5

    6

    S/M

    6

    SML

    6

    4

    37

    22.5

    4

    7

    7

    6.5

    7

    6.5

    M

    6.5

    SML

    6.5

    4.5

    37.5

    23

    4.5

    7.5

    7.5

    7

    7.5

    7

    M

    7

    SML

    7

    5

    38

    23.5

    5

    8

    8

    7.5

    8

    7.5

    M

    7.5

    MED

    7.5

    5.5

    38.5

    24

    5.5

    8.5

    8.5

    8

    8.5

    8

    M

    8

    MED

    8

    6

    39

    24.5

    6

    9

    9

    8.5

    9

    8.5

    M/L

    8.5

    MED

    8.5

    6.5

    39.5

    25

    6.5

    9.5

    9.5

    9

    9.5

    9

    L

    9

    MED

    9

    7

    40

    25.5

    7

    10

    10

    9.5

    10

    9.5

    L

    9.5

    LGE

    9.5

    7.5

    40.5

    26

    7.5

    10.5

    10.5

    10

    10.5

    10

    L

    10

    LGE

    10

    8

    41

    26.5

    8

    11

    11

    10.5

    11

    10.5

    L/XL

    10.5

    LGE/XLG

    10.5

    8.5

    41.5

    27

    8.5

    11.5

    11.5

    11

    11.5

    11

    XL

    11

    XLG

    11

    9

    42

     

     

    12

    12

    11.5

    12

    11.5

    XL

     

    XLG

    11.5

    9.5

    42.5

     

     

     

     

    12

    12.5

     

    XL

    12

    10

    43

     

     

     

     

    12.5

    13

     

    XL

    12.5

    10.5

    43.5

     

     

     

     

    13

    13.5

     

    XL

    Our shoe size charts are a guide only, they should be used as an aid and should NOT replace a personal fitting.

    Dance shoes should fit firm with very little growing room to ensure the foot is well supported.

    Charts are reflective of a ‘professional’ fit (a tighter fit) and are here to give you a general idea on sizing.

    Order one full size for growing room.

    Please note that shoe size may vary due to the shape and width of the feet.

    PW Dancewear | Shoes | Ballet

    Foot Measurment in CM1414.51515.51616.51717.51818.51919.52020.52121.52222.52323.52424.52525.52626.52727.5
    Size7.588.599.51010.51111.51212.51313.511.522.533.544.555.566.577.58

    Capezio | Clothing | Womens

    Bust: measurement at the widest point of the chest.

    Waist: measurement at the narrowest point of the torso.

    Hip: measurement at the widest point of the hip.

    Girth: measurement from the high point of the shoulder down through the legs.

     

     EXTRA SMALL (XS)SMALL (S)MEDIUM (M)LARGE (L)EXTRA LARGE (XL)
     INCMINCMINCMINCMINCM
    BUST30-3276-8132-3481-8634-3686-9136-3891-9639-4199-104
    WAIST22-2455-6124-2661-6626-2866-7128-3071-7631-3378-84
    HIPS32-3481-8635-3789-9437-3994-9939-4199-10441-43104-109
    GIRTH54-56137-14257-59134-15059-61134-15561-63155-16062-65157-165
    SIZE2-44-68-1010-1214-16
     1X2X3X
     INCMINCMINCM
    BUST42-46106-11746-50117-12750-54127-137
    WAIST35-3989-9939-4399-10943-47109-119
    HIPS45-49114-12449-53124-13453-57134-144
    GIRTH66-69167-17569-72175-18272-75182-190
    SIZE16-1818-2020-22

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Seamless Dance Brief

    CHILDADULT
    XS/SS/MM/LL/XLS/MM/LL/XL
    3-5 YRS5-7  YRS7-9  YRS8-10 YRS9-11 YRS10-12 YRS14+ YRS

    Claudia Dean | Clothing

    Child Leotard Sizing In CM
    SizeChestWaistHipsGirth
    Child Small51 – 5646 – 5059 – 6395 – 103
    Child Medium57 – 6252 – 5665 – 69103 – 113
    Child Large61 – 6854 – 5767 – 71113 – 121
    Child X-Large67 – 7456 – 6070 – 80121 – 129
    Adult Leotard Sizing in CM
    SizeChestWaistHipsGirth
    Adult Petite68 – 7459 – 6577 – 83130 – 138
    Adult Small72 – 7962 – 6881 – 87138 – 146
    Adult Medium77 – 8366 – 7286 – 92146 – 154
    Adult Large81 – 8769 – 7590 – 96154 – 162
    Adult X- Large85 – 9173 – 7994 – 100162 – 170
    Skirt Sizing in CM  
    SizeWaistHips  
    Child Small/Medium4670  
    Child Large/X-Large5072  
    Adults Petite/Small5780  
    Adults Medium/Large6486  
    Adults Extra Large7192  
    CD Active in Sizing in CM 
    SizeChestWaistHips 
    Childs XXXXS594261 
    Childs XXXS 654766 
    Childs XXS715271 
    Adults XS (AU 6, US 2)765776 
    Adults Small (AU 8, US 4)816281 
    Adults Medium (AU 10, US 6)866786 
    Adults Large (AU 12, US 8)917291 
    Adults XL (AU 14, US 10)967796 
    Adults XXL (AU 16, US 12)10182101 
         
         
    Child Leotard Sizing In INCHES
    SizeChestWaistHipsGirth
    Child Medium22.45 – 24.4120.47- 22.0525.60 – 27.1740.55- 44.49
    Child Large24.02 – 26.7721.26 – 22.4426.38 – 27.9544.49- 47.64
    Child X-Large26.38 – 29.1322.05- 23.6227.56 – 31.5047.64- 50.79
    Adult Leotard Sizing in INCHES
    SizeChestWaistHipsGirth
    Adult Petite26.77 – 29.1323.23- 25.5930.32 – 32.6851.18- 54.33
    Adult Small28.35- 31.1024.40- 26.7731.89 – 34.2554.33 – 57.48
    Adult Medium30.31- 32.6825.98 – 28.3533.86 – 36.2257.48- 60.63
    Adult Large31.89- 34.2527.17- 29.5335.43 – 37.8060.63- 63.78
    Adult X- Large33.50 – 35.8328.74 – 31.1037.00- 39.3763.78- 66.93
    Skirt Sizing in INCHES  
    SizeWaistHips  
    Child Small/Medium18.1127.56  
    Child Large/X-Large19.6928.35  
    Adults Petite/Small22.4431.5  
    Adults Medium/Large25.233.86  
    Adults Extra Large27.9536.22  
    CD Active in Sizing in INCHES 
    SizeChestWaistHips 
    Childs XXXXS23.2216.5324.01 
    Childs XXXS25.5918.525.98 
    Childs XXS27.9520.4727.95 
    Adults XS (AU 6, US 2)29.9222.4429.92 
    Adults Small (AU 8, US 4)31.8824.431.88 
    Adults Medium (AU 10, US 6)33.8526.3733.85 
    Adults Large (AU 12, US 8)35.8228.3435.82 
    Adults XL (AU 14, US 10)37.7930.3137.79 
    Adults XXL (AU 16, US 12)39.7632.2839.76 

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Spats

    SPAT SIZESHOE SIZE
    S10-1
    M2-5
    L6-9
    XL9+

    Please note: These measurements are a guideline only, therefore we cannot guarantee a perfect fit for every body shape. Some fabrics have less stretch than others. This has been taken into consideration when creating our patterns, however, it may be beneficial to purchase a sizing set before finalising large orders.

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Dance Sock

    Sock SizeShoe Size
    X-SMALL6-8
    SMALL9-12
    MEDIUM13-3
    LARGE4-7
    X-LARGE8-10

    Please note: These measurements are a guideline only, therefore we cannot guarantee a perfect fit for every body shape. Some fabrics have less stretch than others. This has been taken into consideration when creating our patterns, however, it may be beneficial to purchase a sizing set before finalising large orders.

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Tights

    CHILDADULT
    X-SMALLSMALLMEDIUMLARGEX-LARGESMALLMEDIUMLARGEX-LARGE
    3-5  YRS5-7  YRS7-9  YRS9-11 YRS11-13 YRSUP TO 162CMUP TO 168CMUP TO 174CMUP TO 180CM

    Please note: These measurements are a guideline only, therefore we cannot guarantee a perfect fit for every body shape. Some fabrics have less stretch than others. This has been taken into consideration when creating our patterns, however, it may be beneficial to purchase a sizing set before finalising large orders.

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Convertible Dance Bra

    CHILDADULT
    M/LL/XLS/ML/XL
    7-9 YRS8-12 YRS10-14 YRS12+ YRS

    Please note: These measurements are a guideline only, therefore we cannot guarantee a perfect fit for every body shape. Some fabrics have less stretch than others. This has been taken into consideration when creating our patterns, however, it may be beneficial to purchase a sizing set before finalising large orders.

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Performance Bra

    Usual Bra SizeABCDDDE
    10 ABCDD
    12ABCDEE
    14BCDEE 
    16CDEE  

    Cross reference via column and row with usual bra size to find dancer’s correct cup size in the BRA02. Back straps are then adjusted to desired length for optimal fit.

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Uactiv

    SizeChest / BustWaistHipGirth
    Child 1068¬† – 7259¬† –¬†¬† 6375¬† –¬† 80123¬† –¬† 128
    Child 1273¬† –¬† 7763¬†¬† –¬† 6781¬† –¬† 86130¬† –¬† 135
    Adult 878¬† –¬† 8367¬† –¬† 7186¬† –¬† 91137¬† –¬† 142
    Adult 1084¬† –¬† 9071¬† – 7592¬† –¬† 97144¬† –¬† 149
    Adult 1291 – 9775¬† – 7998¬† –¬† 103150¬† – 155
    Adult 1498 – 10379¬† –¬† 83104¬† –¬† 109157¬† – 162

    Jule Dancewear | Clothing

    Child S/M

     Child S/MChild M/LAdult XSAdult SAdult MAdult LAdult XL
            
    Chest24″-28″27″-31″30″-32″30″-33″34″-37″37″-41″39″-42″
    Waist19″-23″22″25″22″-25″23″-26″25″-28″28″-32″30″-34″
    Hip24″-27″27″-30″30″-33″33″-35″35″-38″38″-42″40″-43″
    Girth45″-48″48″-52″50″-52″53″-57″57″-60″61″-64″63″-66″
    Inseam26″27″28″29″30″32″34″
    Rise10″11.25″12″12.5″13″14″14.75″

    Studio 7 | Hosiery | Convertible Body Stocking

    ChildsAdults
    XS/SM/LCh XL / Ad XSS/ML/XL
    3-6 YRS7-10 YRS8-12 Years11-14 YRS12-16YRS

    Please note: These measurements are a guideline only, therefore we cannot guarantee a perfect fit for every body shape. Some fabrics have less stretch than others. This has been taken into consideration when creating our patterns. however. It may be beneficial to purchase a sizing set before finalising large orders.

    Studio 7 | Clothing | Childs

     ToddlerCh XSmlCh SmlCh MedCh LgeCh XLgeCh XXLge*
    Age (Years)2-33-45-67-89-1011-1212-13
    Bust (cm)51-5454-5959-6464-6969-7474-8180-91
    Waist (cm)46-5050-5454-5858-6262-6666-7070-75
    Hips (cm)49-5454-5959-6464-6969-7474-8378-87
    Girth (cm)82-9691-105100-114109-123118-132127-142136-150

    *Child XX-Large and XXX-Large only available in certain styles. Substitute for Adult Small and Adult Medium if required.

    Studio 7 | Clothing | Adults

     Ad SmlAd MedAd LgeAd XLgeAd XXLgeAd XXXLge
    Dress Size (AUS)8-1010-1212-1414-1616-1818-20
    Bust (cm)83-9491-10299-110107-118115-126123-134
    Waist (cm)70-7575-8080-8585-9090-9595-100
    Hips (cm)84-9489-9893-10297-106101-110105-114
    Girth (cm)143-154151-162157-168163-174169-180175-186

    SoDanca | Clothing | Women’s Leotards

    Adult SizeBust cmWaist cmHips cmGirth cm
    Petite76-7956-6176-81135-140
    Small79-8661-6681-86140-145
    Medium86-9466-7186-94145-155
    Large94-10271-7694-102155-163
    X-Large102-10976-81102-109163-168

    Ainsliewear¬† | Clothing | Women’s Leotards

    ¬†¬†WOMEN’S LEOTARD SIZES
      PSMLXL
    Height CM150-157155-162162-173170-175173-180
    WeightKG41-4544-5450-6154-6861-68
    Bust CM71-7671-8479-8986-9189-102
    WaistCM61-6661-6966-7471-7976-89
    HipsCM76-8481-8986-9991-104102-114
    GirthCM127-132132-142140-152150-163155-160
           
           
    Height¬†INCH4’11” 5’2″5’1″-5’4″5’4″-5″8″5’7″-5’9″5’8″-5’11”
    WeightLBS90-10098-120110-135120-150135-150
    Bust¬†INCH28″-30″28″-33″31″-35″34″-36″35″-40″
    WaistINCH24″-26″24″-27″26″-29″28″-31″30″35″
    HipsINCH30″-33″32″-35″34″-39″36″-41″40″-45″
    GirthINCH50″-52″52″-56″55″-6059″-64″61″-63″

    Sylvia P | Clothing

    SIZECHESTWAISTHIPGIRTHINSEAM
    CHILD 456525610043
    CHILD 662566211048
    CHILD 868606812053
    CHILD 1074647413058
    CHILD 1280688014062
    ADULT XS86728615064
    ADULT S92769216066

    Note: This guide provides general sizing information, which can vary depending on style.

    If your measurements are in between a size, we suggest suggest going the larger size to allow for growing room. 

    Adult XSml and Adult Sml are equivalent to Child 14 and Child 16 respectively.

    Energetiks | Clothing | Womens

    Women’s Measurement Guide

    Bust

    Waist

    Hips

    Girth

    Measure around the fullest part of the bust.

    Measure around the narrowest part of the waist.

    Measure around the fullest part of the hips.

    Measure from the centre of one shoulder, down through the crotch, and back up to the same shoulder. 

    *Front-lined leotards are a firmer fit, you may want to go up one size.

    Ad XXXsml –¬†AUS¬†4 /¬†US¬†0 /¬†EU 32
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm74.555.580.5135-140
    inches29″22″31.5″53″-55″
    Ad XXsml –¬†AUS 6¬†/¬†US 2¬†/¬†EU 34
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm775883140-145
    inches30″22.5″32.5″55″-57″
    Ad Xsml –¬†AUS 8¬†/¬†US 4¬†/¬†EU 36
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm826388145-150
    inches32″25″34.5″57″-59″
    Ad Sml РAUS 10 / US 6 / EU 38
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm876893150-155
    inches34″26″36.5″59″-61″
    Ad Med –¬†AUS 12¬†/¬†US 8¬†/¬†EU 40
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm927398155-160
    inches36″28.5″38.5″61″-63″
    Ad Lge –¬†AUS 14¬†/¬†US 10¬†/¬†EU 42
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm9778103160-165
    inches38″31″40.5″63″-65″
    Ad Xlge –¬†AUS 16¬†/¬†US 12¬†/¬†EU 44
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm10283108165-170
    inches40″32.5″42.5″65″-67″
    Ad 2XL –¬†AUS 18¬†/¬†US 14¬†/¬†EU 46
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm10788113170-175
    inches42″34.6″44.5″67″-69″
    Ad 3XL ¬†–¬†AUS 20¬†/¬†US 16¬†/¬†EU 48
     BustWaistHipGirth
    cm11293118175-180
    inches44″36.5″46.5″69″-71″