Dancing Boutique Gift Vouchers

We have been offering gift vouchers for our customers to buy for some time but we thought it was time we gave them a good brush up. So after much toing and froing with our patient designers we are delighted to offer new gift vouchers and cards to chose from in £10 and £25 denominations. […]

Gaynor Minden’s new Lyra Pointe Shoes at Dancing Boutique

Gaynor Minden is thrilled to introduce Lyra as part of their 30th Anniversary celebration; their first all new pointe shoe line over that period and we are delighted to be stocking and fitting these shoes for our dancers from early May 2024. Pointe shoes perform a remarkable job — enduring tremendous forces and repeated strains, all the while […]

Suffolk® Pointe shoes at Dancing Boutique

It is always our aim to offer our dancers a broad range of Pointe Shoes. We want to become their ‘one stop shop’ helping them find their perfect shoes Where shoes and brands have become hard to source in recent times we felt it was important to add someone new and special to the Dancing […]

Our New Home (the bigger boat!)

We got there! After keeping on top of many moving parts we were delighted to move into our new home at 8 Camden Road in Tunbridge Wells with a popping of corks and some lovely feedback. Below are some more shots of our much larger space, over two floors, with lots more dancewear on display […]

‘We needed a bigger boat (shop)’

In the words of Chief Brody in the film Jaws we had realised some time ago that we needed a bigger shop and in January of this year the perfect property became available. Offering us twice the space, over two floors, this light and spacious, turn of the century premises on bustling Camden Road, amongst […]

From high end to dance essentials and everything in between!

Here at Dancing Boutique we pride ourselves on sourcing wonderful dancewear for our dancers from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Dancers generally love what we source for them, and it helps that we have been doing this for a little while (51 years and counting!) We love hearing from dancers what they would like […]

The Homme range of men’s dancewear from Ballet Rosa.

As part of our commitment to continue to grow our collection of dancewear for men, in 2021 we were thrilled to start stocking the stunning Homme collection from Ballet Rosa. We now offer 17 items from this collection, available in-store, online and at selected schools. Their first ever complete menswear range combines their passion for […]

Dancing Boutique’s Merlet Brand Ambassador

Born in Tunbridge Wells Sophie Medvedev began her dance training locally before becoming a Junior Associate at the Royal Ballet London. At the age of 11 she began full training at Elmhurst Ballet school which is where her relationship with Dancing Boutique really began. She trained there for 8 years and in her graduate year […]

Sharing a little dancing joy

At the end of 2020 Kate & I identified a fair few items of dancewear that we wanted to reduce our stock holding of but wanted to be creative in how we did this.  After some discussion Kate contacted Jessica Ward, Principal at Elmhurst Ballet School, to see if she could point us at any […]

Top Tips – ballet shoes

Finding the perfect ballet shoe for every foot is a mighty feat and one our expertly trained staff take great pride in. Whether is it a first pair of ballet slippers for those just starting out or pointe shoes for the advancing dancer.  Even for a simple ballet slipper there are so many options to […]

Behind the Scenes at Dancing Boutique

Kate & Mark Curtis acquired Dancing Boutique from the original founders in June 2019, carrying on the family ‘owned and run’ history since the business started in 1971. With backgrounds in Publishing, Finance, Advertising, Tourism, and Industry they had spent their years developing and improving businesses and felt that Dancing Boutique was a truly exciting […]

Shades of colour for all from Russian Pointe

The world should be full of choice and at Dancing Boutique we feel that we should offer that to our dancers. That is why we have chosen to work with Russian Pointe and their new Palette Collection of a broader range skin tone-inclusive shades in ballet shoes, tights, ribbon and now Pointe Shoes. Russian Pointe […]

Pointe Shoe Fittings

So your teacher has told you that you’re ready to start pointe work – one of the most exciting milestones in a young dancer’s life! Anyone who has watched their idol dancing on stage dreams of the day they can take those first few steps en pointe. Young dancers feet are still growing, and it’s […]