My Dance Shoppe of Cville

My Dance Shoppe of Cville Staffed entirely by dancers and the only local resource providing personalized fittings, we're a retail shop with all things dance and movement arts.

From pointe to character shoes, from leotards to toe pads, we possess absolutely all that you need.

Operating as usual

Winter fashion runs are starting to come in, pushing valiantly against the global fabric shortage, and they're beautiful...
01/15/2022

Winter fashion runs are starting to come in, pushing valiantly against the global fabric shortage, and they're beautifully romantic. Perfect for the expressive dancer and all she has to say.

12/22/2021
New tees have arrived just in time for holiday shopping! And while you're here, why not restock on some always needed ti...
11/26/2021

New tees have arrived just in time for holiday shopping!

And while you're here, why not restock on some always needed tights and bobby pins? (Can you really say with certainty you know where you last left yours? Should probably grab some extra, just to be safe.)

#ShopSmall
#shoplocally

We will be CLOSED Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Fear not, we'll reopen at normal times again on Friday.#shopsmall...
11/23/2021

We will be CLOSED Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Fear not, we'll reopen at normal times again on Friday.

#shopsmall
#shoplocal

We will be CLOSED Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Fear not, we'll reopen at normal times again on Friday.

#shopsmall
#shoplocal

Just a heads-up: Back to School season is over, and we'll be closing for a week just to have a moment to breathe.  Satur...
10/13/2021

Just a heads-up: Back to School season is over, and we'll be closing for a week just to have a moment to breathe. Saturday, October 16th through Friday, October 22nd, My Dance Shoppe will be closed.

But fear not! Our sister store will remain open, and will be more than happy to assist you with all of your dancewear needs. You can reach them at (703) 815-3205.

Or visit our online shop, at shop.mydanceshoppe.com

We'll reopen Saturday, October 23rd, just in time for all of your Halloween needs.

Just a heads-up: Back to School season is over, and we'll be closing for a week just to have a moment to breathe. Saturday, October 16th through Friday, October 22nd, My Dance Shoppe will be closed.

But fear not! Our sister store will remain open, and will be more than happy to assist you with all of your dancewear needs. You can reach them at (703) 815-3205.

Or visit our online shop, at shop.mydanceshoppe.com

We'll reopen Saturday, October 23rd, just in time for all of your Halloween needs.

Saturday's sidewalk sale in the delightful weather was such fun, we're doing it again today.  40% off our yoga and activ...
09/26/2021

Saturday's sidewalk sale in the delightful weather was such fun, we're doing it again today. 40% off our yoga and activewear rack, and a delightful Pay What You Will costume rack, because who doesn't need more sequins in their lives?

#shopsmall
#shoplocally

Saturday's sidewalk sale in the delightful weather was such fun, we're doing it again today. 40% off our yoga and activewear rack, and a delightful Pay What You Will costume rack, because who doesn't need more sequins in their lives?

#shopsmall
#shoplocally

Have you found your fall fashion leotard yet? New ones are in from Nikolay and Suffolk, joining an already beautiful var...
08/18/2021

Have you found your fall fashion leotard yet? New ones are in from Nikolay and Suffolk, joining an already beautiful variety in our shop. No matter your style, we have the leo for you.

#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Suffolk Dance
Nikolay World

This stunning dancer found a lovely leotard to complement her dedicated training.  With so many fashion leos in stock, c...
08/05/2021

This stunning dancer found a lovely leotard to complement her dedicated training. With so many fashion leos in stock, choosing just one is not for the faint-hearted.

What magnificent thing can we find for you today?

#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

This stunning dancer found a lovely leotard to complement her dedicated training. With so many fashion leos in stock, choosing just one is not for the faint-hearted.

What magnificent thing can we find for you today?

#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Back to School creeps up and with it comes exquisite fashion leos. For the tween, teen, and adult dancers in your life, ...
07/23/2021

Back to School creeps up and with it comes exquisite fashion leos. For the tween, teen, and adult dancers in your life, and even for the littles, why not come to try a few?

LULLI Dancewear

#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

07/03/2021

Our shop will be closed Sunday, July 4th; but we'll see you Tuesday at noon!

07/01/2021
Broadway Bound: Music Video Edition

We're partnering with DMR Adventures to spread the word about their brilliant Broadway Bound: Music Video Edition summer camp beginning soon. Stunning young dancers, we're positive this is right up your alley.

Take an additional 10% off enrollment with the coupon code: danceshoppe.

For the sake of the exquisite group show "Persephone Ascending" curated by Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, our shop's la...
05/23/2021
Spring emergence

For the sake of the exquisite group show "Persephone Ascending" curated by Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, our shop's large display window is host to the piece "Of Pomegranates and Freshly-Peeled Apples" through May 29th.

Should you be out and about this week, be sure to pause and engage in the work's discussion about George Balanchine's unfortunate assertion that the ideal ballerina would have the skin of "a freshly-peeled apple". Stay and explore the recent steps towards much-needed diversity the traditional ballet world has finally been making, specifically in the realm of pointe shoes. We are all most assuredly the better for it.

By Sarah Sargent According to Greek mythology, Hades, lord of the underwold, fell in love with Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, the goddess of the harvest. Hades kidnapped Persephone and p...

One of our beloveds here at the shop is graduating from UVA's School of Architecture today!  Just another stunning crede...
05/21/2021

One of our beloveds here at the shop is graduating from UVA's School of Architecture today! Just another stunning credential to add to her already impressive list of accomplishments.

Please join us in congratulating Shaheen Alikhan!

We're still erring on the side of caution and requiring masks of all who enter our shop.  Fingers crossed that soon thin...
05/15/2021

We're still erring on the side of caution and requiring masks of all who enter our shop. Fingers crossed that soon things will be safe again for our vulnerable population and the young unvaccinated.

Shout out to Uplift Thrift Store for sharing their wonderful graphic.

#KeepMasking

We're still erring on the side of caution and requiring masks of all who enter our shop. Fingers crossed that soon things will be safe again for our vulnerable population and the young unvaccinated.

Shout out to Uplift Thrift Store for sharing their wonderful graphic.

#KeepMasking

As rapidly as they're flying out the door, we're restocking to keep up with your needs. As many of you already know, we ...
05/12/2021

As rapidly as they're flying out the door, we're restocking to keep up with your needs. As many of you already know, we carry skin tone masks in three different colors, in both child and adult sizes. We find that they complement fantastically with our wide range of skin tone tights.

To complete the look, ask after skin tone ballet flats and pointe shoes!

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
#useusforthelittlethingssowearehereforthebig

As rapidly as they're flying out the door, we're restocking to keep up with your needs. As many of you already know, we carry skin tone masks in three different colors, in both child and adult sizes. We find that they complement fantastically with our wide range of skin tone tights.

To complete the look, ask after skin tone ballet flats and pointe shoes!

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
#useusforthelittlethingssowearehereforthebig

New books have hit the shop! Some familiar ones restocked, along with a few new ones that will fill out your collection ...
05/05/2021

New books have hit the shop! Some familiar ones restocked, along with a few new ones that will fill out your collection quite nicely.

#dancebooksrock
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

A gorgeous Wear Moi leotard found its person on this beautiful Sunday.What can we find for you today?#shoplocallybecause...
04/11/2021

A gorgeous Wear Moi leotard found its person on this beautiful Sunday.

What can we find for you today?

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
Wear Moi

A gorgeous Wear Moi leotard found its person on this beautiful Sunday.

What can we find for you today?

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
Wear Moi

We are CLOSED for Easter; but will be delighted to see you again on Tuesday, happy to continue helping you pursue all of...
04/04/2021

We are CLOSED for Easter; but will be delighted to see you again on Tuesday, happy to continue helping you pursue all of your dance passions.

We are CLOSED for Easter; but will be delighted to see you again on Tuesday, happy to continue helping you pursue all of your dance passions.

One of our beloved local studios is a consistent host of the summer intensive auditions for The Joffrey Ballet, and this...
03/06/2021

One of our beloved local studios is a consistent host of the summer intensive auditions for The Joffrey Ballet, and this utterly bizarre year is no exception. Ms. Hart, the director of Albemarle Ballet Theatre was a stunning Joffrey dancer herself, and she and her teachers would be thrilled to see you.

One of our beloved local studios is a consistent host of the summer intensive auditions for The Joffrey Ballet, and this utterly bizarre year is no exception. Ms. Hart, the director of Albemarle Ballet Theatre was a stunning Joffrey dancer herself, and she and her teachers would be thrilled to see you.

Spotlighting the incredibly punk rock company Ballet Rocks today. Stylish attitude, and the maker of items you didn't kn...
02/23/2021

Spotlighting the incredibly punk rock company Ballet Rocks today. Stylish attitude, and the maker of items you didn't know you desperately needed. Snug knit beanies, impossibly cool Fidel caps, and of course, scented toe pads, spacers, and wool. No longer is it necessary to render the studio unconscious simply from opening your dance bag.

Come embrace ballet dashing gleefully into the modern world.
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
BALLET ROCKS

We will be CLOSED today.  Stay safe, stay warm, and if you must pose outside in your pointe shoes, stay elegant.
02/12/2021

We will be CLOSED today. Stay safe, stay warm, and if you must pose outside in your pointe shoes, stay elegant.

We will be CLOSED today. Stay safe, stay warm, and if you must pose outside in your pointe shoes, stay elegant.

Beautiful new fashion pieces are in from Mirella and Bloch, and are precisely what you require to slip back into studio ...
02/06/2021

Beautiful new fashion pieces are in from Mirella and Bloch, and are precisely what you require to slip back into studio practices with 2021.

Leotards for teens and adults, dresses for littles, and skirts for both; we're certain we have the perfect piece for your February look.

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Bloch Dance USA
Mirella Dance

If the weather descends in the manner it's supposed to, our shop will be closed on Sunday.  Stay safe and warm, and we'l...
01/30/2021

If the weather descends in the manner it's supposed to, our shop will be closed on Sunday. Stay safe and warm, and we'll see you when the roads are clear once more.

So many of our dance brands turned to masks at the beginning of the shutdown, steering their makers and their already am...
01/19/2021

So many of our dance brands turned to masks at the beginning of the shutdown, steering their makers and their already ample supply of fabrics to the new demand. And they're brilliant.

Today, we're highlighting our Bloch masks. Comfortable adjustable ears with an attached neck lanyard, these masks come in a wide variety of designs and are unbelievably soft. We have regulars who keep coming back to grab just a couple more because it's the only mask their children will wear. Why not give them a try?

#maskup
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

We're open today, Christmas Eve, until 3 p.m. Definitely bring an umbrella.#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback
12/24/2020

We're open today, Christmas Eve, until 3 p.m.

Definitely bring an umbrella.

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Another brilliantly skilled first time pointe dancer from Charlottesville Ballet. She's so excited to begin the next ste...
12/23/2020

Another brilliantly skilled first time pointe dancer from Charlottesville Ballet. She's so excited to begin the next step in her pre-professional training, and we're thrilled we can be a part of it.

#officiallyenpointe
Charlottesville Ballet

End of year inventory! Where in the world has the time gone...?#goodbye2020#nextyearwewillbebetter
12/20/2020

End of year inventory! Where in the world has the time gone...?

#goodbye2020
#nextyearwewillbebetter

A week 'til Christmas, (which is absolutely insane)! Do you have your dancer's gifts yet? Browse this brief peek into th...
12/18/2020

A week 'til Christmas, (which is absolutely insane)! Do you have your dancer's gifts yet? Browse this brief peek into the variety we offer for both under the tree and in the stocking, and then pop in to gleefully shop locally!

Books, plushies, stickers, water bottles, bags, foot rollers, dance bags, and ever so much more.

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Ice is keeping us closed so far today. Stay safe and warm, and should you find that you need another pair of legwarmers ...
12/16/2020

Ice is keeping us closed so far today. Stay safe and warm, and should you find that you need another pair of legwarmers or a plush infinity scarf, we can certainly help you bundle up tomorrow.

For the many of you who have been asking: YES, we now have more colors available in our legwarmers collection. In both 6...
12/03/2020

For the many of you who have been asking: YES, we now have more colors available in our legwarmers collection. In both 60 cm and 90 cm lengths, these beautiful soft items come to us from Lulli, whose stunning leotards are virtually unmatched.

Come browse! Leave with a pair, or four. We're fairly certain that everyone you know needs some.

#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

Shop small this holiday season!Photo by Jordan Matter.
11/27/2020

Shop small this holiday season!

Photo by Jordan Matter.

An incredibly kind gesture:  a beloved regular and her daughter came into our shop today, and during the course of their...
11/27/2020

An incredibly kind gesture: a beloved regular and her daughter came into our shop today, and during the course of their shopping, we discussed where they would be heading directly after. Apparently, the most heavenly of soaps can be found next door, with our friends at o'suzannah. This soap has become its own destination for our regulars.

The daughter appeared mere moments after they had left, bearing a gift in outstretched hands. They had purchased the soap for me. They wanted me to be able to try it for myself.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to express to this mother and daughter how much this seemingly very small thing meant to me in that moment. The enormity the gesture actually is to me, and the pause it granted unexpectedly; if hugs were wise right now, I would have clung, embarrassingly.

Shopping small has always been an important factor of local resources and the community's diversity of offerings; but, perhaps never so important as it is now. On the other side of these impending holidays, we retailers and restaurants will be entering the void of January and February, and the traditional annual slow-down that those months bring. This time, the anticipated slow period is a bit more ominous since of course, many of us have been in a many-months-long January for most of the year.

Come this holiday season, please manifest within your small businesses. We love what we do, we thrive on getting to know our local families to the point that they may walk through our door bearing soap simply because they knew it would make us happy, and we'd very much like to still be here on the other side of the chaos, able to hug you once again.

Shop small. You'll never be the recipient of more gratitude than you will be with all of us.

#smallbusiness
#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

WE ARE CLOSED, Wednesday the 25th & Thursday the 26th for Thanksgiving.But we will see you again on Friday, ready to ass...
11/24/2020

WE ARE CLOSED, Wednesday the 25th & Thursday the 26th for Thanksgiving.

But we will see you again on Friday, ready to assist you with all of your dancer's holiday desires!

#smallbusiness
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

The sparkles continue! A performative skater found our costume collection today, and some glorious glitter leggings from...
11/24/2020

The sparkles continue! A performative skater found our costume collection today, and some glorious glitter leggings from our regular racks.

In case you haven't yet stumbled upon it, our costume collection needs you to merely make me an offer. No traditional price tags need apply.

#alwaysmoresparkles
#shopsmall
#shoplocallybecausewehaveyourback

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110 2nd St NE
Charlottesville, VA
22902

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(434) 971-6888

Website

mydanceshoppe.com

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What a lovely store! Yesterday while showing an out-of-town friend the Downtown Mall, he realized he didn't have a mask. We were stopped in the car on 2nd Street,, I quickly ducked into the Dance Shoppe and asked if I could take a mask. The proprietor generously handed me one, even though I clearly was not shopping. Her graciousness represented the best of Charlottesville's small business community. And with a quick glance I took in a shop full of lovely dance attire, everything so pretty! It's a great place to simply stop in to say hello. Thanks, Dance Shoppe!
July appointments coming to My Dance Shoppe, below in our latest newsletter update. And for current sales and news, follow us on our new page, My Dance Shoppe of Cville! https://mailchi.mp/mydanceshoppe/julyappointments
Want to know who is open on the Downtown Mall? Here is a working list! If you walk around and find more places that are open, feel free to DM us! (Photo from last summer) Open to the public: BitterSweet Clothing & Accessories, Chaps Ice Cream, Christian's Pizza, Citizen Burger Bar, Corner Juice, C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, CVS, Kilwins Charlottesville, Knit Magpie, Market Street Market, Moe’s Original BBQ Charlottesville - Water Street, Mr FIX Charlottesville, Pawprints Boutique, Sal's Caffe Italia*, SweetReleaf , The Impeccable Pig, Tilman's*, Timberlakes Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Tuel Jewelers, Vita Nova, Zocalo* Treasures Through Time-Central Virginia Coin Arsenic and Old Lace Vintage (*These restaurants are picnic style) Open for shopping via pickup, delivery, online and by appointment: Alakazam Toys and Gifts, Arsenic and Old Lace Vintage, Bizou, Boutique Boutique and The Shoe Store Next Door, Caspari, Citizen Bowl Shop, Darling Boutique, Derriere de Soie, J. Fenton Linen Woman, Hedge Fine Blooms, Jean Theory::, Lynne Goldman Elements, o'suzannah, Petit Pois Restaurant, Quattro Tizi Men's Shop, Revolutionary Soup, rock paper scissors, Splendora's Gelato, Thai fresh charlottesville, The Pie Chest, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Yves Delorme US Market Street Wine My Dance Shoppe of Cville Ten Sushi, Petite MarieBette
Eurotard Face Masks & N95 Mask Covers availability through My Dance Shoppe of Cville can be found in this Charlottesville Tomorrow article! Eurotard #facemasks are created based on CDC guidelines for #reusable #cotton face masks! Thank you Charlottesville Tomorrow and My Dance Shoppe of Charlottesville! In need of a face mask or know someone who is? Go To: eurotard.com/ppe #eurotarddancewear #showyourmask #dance #fashion #shoplocal #ppe
Thank you to our sponsor My Dance Shoppe of Cville for fitting our cast of Seven Dwarfs with Sansha Dance boots today! #shoplocal #charlottesville #smallbusiness #supportingthearts
The Hip Joint is now My Dance Shoppe of Cville! Stop by for Wilson School of Dance's first studio day- THIS Saturday, January 25! Enjoy 15% off of everything (including pointe shoes!)
The Hip Joint is now My Dance Shoppe of Cville! They are offering Studio Days for CBA where you save 15% and CBA get 10% of the day's proceeds! See the picture for all of our Studio Days!