Custom Services

Special orders are available from most of the brands regularly carried at The Hip Joint! If you need something specific, or a style or color of an item that is not in stock, you may place a special order. Keep in mind that most special orders are prepay and final sale. Rush shipping, if possible, incurs an additional charge.

For more information on our custom services, please contact the store:
434-971-6888 or

Dance Shoe and Pointe Shoe Fittings:
Dance shoes are a tool for the study and practice of movement, which makes the fit very important. The Hip Joint specializes in professional fittings by an experienced staff.

For pointe shoe fitting appointments, please call ahead: 434-971-6888

Everyone’s feet are different. Consequently, there are many different styles of pointe shoes. The fit of a pointe shoe must be precise to ensure the dancer’s safety and relative comfort. The fitting process is led by a trained staff member who will help the dancer find their perfect fit. Please budget about 45-60 minutes for first time fittings. Fittings are always free with the purchase of pointe shoes ($30 without purchase).

When you purchase pointe shoes from The Hip Joint, you’ll be added to the Pointe Shoe Club. Each member’s pointe shoe style, size, and special needs are kept on file to facilitate future fittings. Every member’s tenth pair of pointe shoes is FREE!

Community Dance Board:
The Hip Joint frequently posts classes, workshops and events for theater and dance in the Charlottesville area. Please come in and check it out!