Fancy Dance Shop

Tapping Out From Ballet to Ballroom

York Shop: 01904 642221


Why we sell cheaper online


Price match

We are just re-vamping our website so watch this space for our online range of stock and don’t forget!! We will price match any of our products, found cheaper in other stores..

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We hope to offer a valuable shopping experience.

dance-271108_640At the Fancy Dance Shop, we believe that you don’t get paid for time, for example you don’t get paid an hourly rate, but we do believe that businesses get paid for the value they put into the time with their customers.

The ethos at the Fancy Dance Shop is to provide our customers old and new, with a shopping experience that is held in high regard and of value to our customers. Additionally, we view our business as a ladder to climb, Where we start and grow, becoming more valuable to our customers over the duration of their shopping journey.

Could you please let us know what we can do to improve your shopping experience today to become more valuable to you as a dancewear supplier?


Fancy Dance Website Redesigned!

fancydancelogo and Social Solutions have teamed up to complete this newly refurbished website. With up to date e-commerce now available, Fancy Dance will now be able to bring their range of excellent products to an even wider audience- spreading joy in the art of dancing to even more customers.

Social Solutions, a web design social enterprise based in Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough, said they were thrilled to get the opportunity to work on such a colourful and interesting website: “We always love the opportunity to work with people who are so enthusiastic and knowledgable about their products.”

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Grishko Comes to Town!


A normal Saturday Afternoon in the shop. Myself (Amy) and a co-worker Sarah where extremely busy and had stock EVERYWHERE! I had four pointe shoe fittings booked in for the day and two ‘walk in’s’. (that’s a lot of pointe shoes to fit in one day). In one of my pointe shoe fittings a tall European man kept watching and was intrigued to see which pointe shoes we stock (Bloch, Grishko, Gamba, Freed, Capezio, Merlette and many more.) He moved on to look at our sneakers and quizzed Sarah about a top brand we stock. It turns out that he had just popped in from Moscow, where the Grishko Factory is located! He explained who he was and that he wanted to make a Grishko sneaker better than brand he was looking at. *WATCH THIS SPACE FOR A NEW GRISHKO SNEAKER* He told us he was going to take apart the shoe bit by bit to see exactly how the shoe is manufactured and find a better way to make it and improve the comfort of the shoe. He also commented on how Professional our pointe shoe fitting was and that we are doing everything that the training taught us well. He told me to keep up the good work.

New shop in York

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For anyone who has not been to our York shop for a while, you may not have realised, but we have moved premise. We are still in York on Micklegate, but have moved nearer the centre of York at number 56.

We decided to move because we needed more space, which means more fantastic dancewear to choose from. Our address is; 56 Micklegate, YO1 6LE, York, 01904 642221

Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Freed at last!

Exciting news! Here at the Fancy Dance Shop we have Freed dancewear in both our York and Harrogate shops! Here at the fancy Dance shop we have been huge fans of Freed and now we are honoured to have their dancewear in our stores.

For those of you who are reading this article and don’t know about Freed dancewear I’m glad you have returned to earth from where ever you have been for the last century.

Freed of London was founded in 1929 by Frederick Freed, who with his wife created their first pointe shoe.

Since these humble beginnings Freed has expanded to become one of the leading brands in pointe shoe manufacturing with retail outlets worldwide, including London and New York.

Freed don’t just manufacture pointe shoes they also have a full range of dancewear products such as; jazz, tap and character shoes, accessories bags and gifts, RAD and other essential garments.

Here at the Fancy Dance Shop new Freed stock is coming in by the day, so what are you waiting for? Come and see us at either our York or Harrogate shops and see the Freed range for yourself.

New dance bags in stock

New arrivals this week at the Fancy Dance Shop are a brand new range of bags. These stylist bags come in a range of colours including; pink, purple and violet.

They have a variety of pictures on the back such as, ballerinas, dance shoes and one even has a doll (that’s our favourite). These bags don’t just look pretty they are sturdy and ideal to carry your dance wear or make a great Christmas gift.

So if you’re passing why not drop into our York or Harrogate shop and have a better look at them. We only have these in stock, but don’t worry about missing out we can always order you one in.

Check back with us soon as more dance wear is coming in on a daily basis or subscribe to our free newsletter to get all the latest on new stock, special offers and when we have our sales.