December 1st, 2021: COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Travel Restriction for Children Age 11 and Younger Participating in Arts and Culture or Sports Events

Free Ballet Shoe Program

In January 2014, Demi Point Dance Shop of Charlottetown, PEI made a generous offer to donate 419 pairs of ballet slippers to Dance Nova Scotia, because we are in a unique situation where we represent the entire provincial dance community and we are able to accept donations from people or groups towards a specific project or endeavor.  Since receiving their donation, we have been giving out these shoes to families, individuals and have even made large donations to community dance programs from Cape Breton to Yarmouth and dance training programs such as the Casta De Arte (The Art House) in the Dominican Republic (through the efforts of Johanna Hilchie of The National Ballet School).

As stated, these are new ballet slippers from brand names such as Angelo Luzio / BodyWrappers and Capezio, and are in children and adult sizes so we can help young and older children, as well as adults. 

Although they are stored at our office in Halifax, these slippers are available to anyone in the province who dances. As always, they are on a first come first serve basis. Some sizes may no longer be available, so you should check with the office. THE ONLY other REQUEST IS THAT YOU MUST COME TO THE DANCE NS OFFICE TO GET THEM. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS. Contact us to set up a time to come in and try a pair on (due to COVID, we may not be able to do a fitting but can still accept requests which can be picked up at our office). 

Please help us spread the word in your communities. Interested families can contact us at office@dancens.ca or (902) 422-1749 to request shoes. Ballet slipper request forms are also available here: 

Please complete the forms and mail them to Dance Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Rd. Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 You can also email the completed form to office@dancens.ca OR bring the form in when you come to pick up the shoes. 

Dance NS is grateful to Demi Point Dance Shop, Charlottetown, for enabling so many children to follow their dreams.