Cleveland is known for its spectacular performing arts programs in the heart of the city. Preparing for a dancer’s debut is something rewarding, but also painstakingly hard and worrisome. Whether beginning as a child or an adult, sometimes the difference in making your way to the top is in the apparel one wears. Dancing should be fun and relaxing and a dancer shouldn’t be left tugging at clothing or messing with their shoes. Finding great fitting and stylish ballet apparel for children, women and men will be a sure bet when shopping at one of these fine Cleveland boutiques.

Action Wear By Reinker
5111 N. Abbe Road
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
(440) 323-4389

Action Wear is the place to be when looking for professional, perfectly-fitting ballet shoes. This dancewear boutique has been providing the best in accessories, clothing and footwear for dancers for the past 37 years, since 1976. It’s a family-owned business that makes it their business to make sure all customers are satisfied and leaving with exactly what they need. It offers the latest styles by the top named companies such as Capezio, Sweaty Bands, Speedo, Danskin and more. What’s more, it offers special point shoe fittings to make sure customers not only leave with a pair of ballet shoes but point shoes that fit perfectly to each and every pair of feet that walk through its doors.

Footsteps Dancewear
24048 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 779-0500

Footsteps Dancewear offers all top name brands of ballet apparel. From classic looks in dancewear and tutus to foots, footless, seamed and stirrup tights, all sizes, types and colors of ballet shoes are here, even the hard to find leotards or tops. If searching for a team style, ordering enough for the entire dance group has never been easier or faster than at Footsteps Dancewear. Looking for something particular or something seen in a magazine? Just ask for assistance and one of their qualified employees will be eager to help. Making your dance performance the best and most comfortable is always the goal at Footsteps Dancewear.

Ballet in the City
1621 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 571-7453

Ballet in the City is tucked into the heart of Cleveland, right where it should be. In the entertainment district, ballet is the highlight of many visitors and residents. Experiencing a ballet in person is something that is never forgotten. Ballet in the City offers more than just amazing, breathtaking shows, they also offer one-of-a-kind ballet apparel in its gift shop — from hand knitted leg warmers to specially hand-painted ballet slippers, special hair accessories and more. If the dancer in your life is looking for a pair of ballet shoes that will set them apart from all other dancers, this is the place to invest in any kind of funky, spiritual, classical or sparkly custom made shoes with just a request.

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Dancing Divas Dancewear 
6552 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44114
(440) 230-9800

Dancing Divas Dancewear is just as it implies — a place for dancers of all kinds to find the apparel that brings out the best of the best. Many dancewear items are the same from one type of dancing to the other, but ballet is something that is specialized and traditional in nature. Dancing Divas recognizes the importance of a ballet dancer’s needs for quality, color, texture and style. They stock the highest quality of ballet shoes, a wide selection of name brand leotards, tutus, body shapers, leg warmers, tights and much more. But, the best thing with this boutique is that everything is in stock and ready to be taken home.

Movement Connections 
24048 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(877) 326-2300

Movement Connections is a wonderment of dancer’s Heaven. It makes other discount dancewear boutiques hang their heads low after visitors find the best bargains and best selection around. But while money may be saved, style is not something that is lost, but is enhanced by the additional items that can be afforded. This is a ballet dancer’s one-stop shop allowing additional time for practicing the perfect dance move to push the performance to the top.

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