Dancewear Distribution

 CAPEZIO DONATES 1,000 pairs of new ballet slippers to BDA!


Capezio has made an incredible gesture of support to Boston Dance Alliance, which believes that no one should be unable to participate in dance activity just because they can’t afford the equipment.

BDA will distribute Capezio ballet slippers valued at more than $25,000 to financially disadvantaged dancers across our community.

Over the first two years of the BDA Dancewear Distribution Program, BDA was able to provide more than $36,000 worth of goods through our partnership with NorthEast Dance Retailers Association and individual retailers and companies including Dancing Arts Center of Holliston. The Capezio gift represents the first corporate recognition of this important program.

And there’s more! This ballet-themed giveaway also includes $10,000 worth of pointe shoes from a variety of manufacturers. This gift is made possible by Dance This Way of Concord, Mass, a founding partner in the BDA Dancewear Distribution program.


Dance is a very expensive sport and it is not easy to pay for new pointe shoes as often as they are needed. I am very involved in many dance classes, and performance opportunities which require many different styles of shoes, tights and leotards.  I am so grateful to have the donations because otherwise my family would not be able to afford all the supplies that dance requires.—  Milla, 16 year old dancer at Tony Williams Ballet, recipient of 2016 BDA Dancewear Distribution donation.


Are you a dance teacher/studio owner/community leader who knows financially disadvantaged dancers who need ballet slippers and pointe shoes?

Boston Dance Alliance members at Basic Level and above may participate in this program. Not a member yet? Join here 

The shoes will be distributed by lottery. You have three “tickets.”

You can

  • Divide your tickets (e.g. two lots of ballet slippers and one lot of pointe shoes) or
  • Put all three tickets on a single lot to increase your chances

Apply by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. by emailing your request to Kristen San Miguel at

Lots 1-10 All have the same items: 100 Child light pink leather full sole ballet slippers in Capezio Model 207C “Gracie” in the following sizes

1010 M
510 W
510.5 N
510.5 M
1011.5 M
511.5 W
512 M
513 M
513 W
513.5 M
513.5 W
51 N
52 M
52 W
102.5 M
102.5 W


Lots 11-14  Pointe Shoes

Each has 33 Pairs of pink pointe shoes. You will get a random assortment of styles and sizes that will include Capezio Contempora Sizes 3-6.5 (widths B-E), Capezio Tiffany Size 6-10 (N, M, and W), and Bloch Signature Rehearsal Sizes 1- 8 (width B-E).

Names will be drawn on Friday, November 3, 2017.  You will be contacted to arrange pickups of your shoes.



Boston Dance Alliance will be announcing our multi-genre dancewear giveaway –which will include shoes and clothes for tap, jazz, hip hop ballet and more — in November.  We won’t know what we have until later this fall.

Recipients of the ballet themed dancewear are eligible for the November giveaway too! Don’t hold back. We will do our best to make sure the donations are distributed equitably.