Store Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Thurs 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Groups by appointment
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Pointe Shoe Fittings:
To avoid long wait times appointments are recommended for pointe shoe fittings. Call 781-273-3089 to reserve a spot.  Thank you!

New Products Dance Shoes & Dance Clothes
Mirella Whisper Pointe ShoeGrishko Nova Pointe Shoe 
Mirella Whisper  Grishko Nova

New! Balera and Theatrical Dancewear & Tights are available at Patterson's!
Dance Shoes & Dance Apparel Sale

Free UPS Ground Shipping on Orders Over $100!
Orders must ship complete-no back-orders

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Boston Ballet School Dress code: leotards, tights, skirts.
Find it all here at your Official Boston Ballet School supplier!

Discount Dancewear, Dance Shoes, Pointe Shoes, Leotards, Tights

Welcome to Back Bay Dancewear!

Back Bay Dancewear offers the best selection of dancewear online at discount prices! We specialize in ballet shoes, pointe shoes, ballroom and dance shoes, as well as tap dance shoes, character shoes, and jazz shoes. Our huge online dancewear catalog includes dance wear and dance shoes for ballet, tap dance, jazz dance, Ballroom dance, Flamenco, Irish dance, Liturgical dancewear, and Zumba dance clothes. Whether you need dance shoes for men, women, or a child, we offer a large inventory of dance shoes and dance apparel to meet any dancewear need. If you need leotards for a child or dance pants for an adult we have a large variety to choose from. We carry practice wear & apparel for dance class, as well as performance wear and dance costumes. We outfit professional dance companies, dance troops, and dance schools, offering low discount prices on Leotards, Tutus, Skirts, Tights, Ballroom attire, Flamenco skirts & dance dresses, Liturgical dancewear, and Skating dresses. You will find a large dance wear selection online, plus shoes and apparel for Men & Boys, Ballroom shoes for children, bags, jewelry, & dance accessories.

Our online prices are the best you will find, up to 35% off retail on dancewear and dance shoes from Capezio, Bloch, Mirella, Motionwear, Body Wrappers, Bal Togs, Watercolour, Sansha, So Danca, Fuzi, Prima Soft, Grishko, Suffolk Pointe, Chacott, Freed, Russian Pointe, Merlet, and more. We carry all of the popular Ballroom shoes such as Ray Rose, Supadance, Stephanie Dance Shoes, Go-Go Dance, Very Fine, Werner Kern, Anna Kern, Dance Life, etc. We have beginner shoes at inexpensive prices as well as shoes for the professional dancer.

Back Bay Dancewear has been serving the dance community since 1975 and is owned and operated by dancers. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and our capacity to respond promptly to both your long-term plans and the inevitable emergencies. We have the staff and resources to expedite sizable orders. Among our regular clients we are pleased to include Boston Ballet and many other major professional dance companies nationwide.

Dance Teacher Program:
Additional discounts are available on large volume ON-LINE orders , excluding Ballroom. Call 1-800-554-2340 to find out more about our Dance Teacher Program.

The prices you see in our on-line catalog have been discounted up to 35% off retail.  These prices apply to
INTERNET PURCHASES ONLY, and are not applicable to purchases made in our store. Internet prices will not be honored for in-store purchases.

Browse our Skate Wear selections including skating apparel for men & boys as well as skating skirts, dresses, leotards, tights, & warm-ups!

Take a look at our newest line of Ballroom Shoes, Armando Bernardi!
With beautiful, Italian-inspired styling, incredibly soft leather, and extra padding for comfort,
Armando Bernardi styles are fast becoming one of our most popular ballroom shoe collections.
Visit our Ballroom Shoes section to see the wide variety of styles, heels, and fabrics available!

~New!~ Ballroom Costumes at Affordable Prices!
Visit our new Ballroom Costumes section for great deals on Standard and Smooth ballgowns and
Latin & Rhythm dresses from our own Armando Bernardi Costume Collection!

New! Now you can order anything from Eurotard's on-line catalog through our web-site!
If you don't find the Eurotard item that you are looking for on our web-site, follow the link to Eurotard's
on-line catalog. Place your order on the Eurotard site and your order will be forwarded to us at
Back Bay Dancewear for processing.

Back Bay Dancewear
dba Patterson's
185 Cambridge Street
Burlington, Ma 01803

Featured Items

Go-Go Ballroom Dance Shoes- An affordable alternative-amazingly comfortable with low heels and extra padding!

Hannah Pointe Shoe
by Bloch

RacNRoll Costume Bag
Great for Competitions & Shows!
Ray Rose shoes offer quality, style, & comfort! Featuring Ballroom, Latin, & Practice styles for Men & Women

Ray Rose Men's Latin Styles

New! Capezio Tony Flex Latin Dance Shoe

New Russian Pointe Spotlight Collection features Brava, Lumina, Encore, & Muse.

Grishko Triumph!

New from Grishko!
Grishko Miracle Pointe Shoe

Back Bay Dancewear is upfront

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