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The Ballet Shop turns 21!

I recall, many years ago, it was approaching the end of term that I was discussing the cost of pointe shoes then and my then-partner said: “Why don’t you try importing your own?” This was before ebay, or any other form of market place, and internet sales (websites) had not even been thought of. So I started looking around, and sending enquiries, until I got a response from Sansha. My ballet teacher at the time, Nina Winter (Zammit) suggested that Sansha Read More...

COVID and the Arts

A year has passed since COVID has hit the island here in Malta. We followed suit after a number of countries did. The arts were among the biggest sectors to suffer – dance not being the least.  We’ve not only had theatres close, but dance and other performing arts schools were closed, alongside ‘contact sports’. Recent articles have attempted to justify the lack of business sense, giving little recognition to the artists’ needs to express themselves. So far, we have only Read More...

Giselle – The Royal Ballet at the Eden Cinemas this week!

The beautiful ballet, Giselle, is being screened at the Eden Cinemas this week – on Tuesday and Sunday, 20 and 25 October respectively. You can read a synopsis of the ballet here.  It is a beautiful, tragic tale. Click on our facebook competition, name a friend and tag them, for a chance to win two tickets for the event!   Read More...

Etiquette – is it for dancers?

Etiquette also exists in dance. Proper dance training is disciplined, and respects others. Such as turning up well-groomed and on time, participating and behaving well during class and giving each other space for their moves as much as possible. Etiquette means respecting other people in the studio and in the changing room. It means that you are aware that others are also benefitting from the class – whether it is syllabus, rehearsal or open class.  People have invested time and Read More...

Our Bargain Box!

Stocks come, and stocks go, and we are constantly clearing our shelves! That’s why, alongside our Bargains Corner, wThe Ballet Shope have a Bargain Box, full of goodies that are end-of line or that we have decided to clear. We have anything from leotards, to shoes and skirts. Life isn’t just about uniforms in the dance world. Stock up with items from our bargain box – that way, you will always have that extra dance item to be a little different Read More...

We Now Accept Revolut !

The Ballet Shop is pleased to announce that we can also accept Revolut payments, provided that we have your order documented.  You can order via the normal channels, click cheque payment and then contact us in order to pay with Revolut mobile. If you are a student in Malta, this also works for items to be delivered to us and can be used for refunds.  We are still enquiring about the possibility of using this card on our payment machine, Read More...

2018 kicks off …

Yesterday we re-opened our little shop and started to work on any orders that are pending.  Our suppliers have been busy over the Christmas period and this has, to some extent, delayed some of the items that were due to reach us before the end of the year.  However, we remain committed to being fully in stock as soon as we  can, in order to serve you as best we can. Meanwhile, we have some new items that are in stock Read More...

Make a child’s wish come true !

And it is the weekend before Christmas ! This weekend, everyone will be bustling, shopping, dining and partying… So meanwhile, think of those who have dreams to fulfil but not the potential to do so! Malta has seen the set-up of the independent  initiative, Children’s Dreams, a project that collects and publishes children’s dreams, an held in collaboration with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services.  These children live in Homes or are under some other social situation where they are being overseen by Read More...

Gift vouchers from The Ballet Shop

We’ve received a number of requests regarding gift vouchers. At present, you contact us, indicate the amount and we send you an invoice.  This gives you a wider choice and we sent that voucher by mail.  Unfortunately we have not yet found a way to allow this site to send you electronic vouchers so this will have to be for use in Malta only. For buyers outside Malta, we have the option that you “make an order” but allow the recipient Read More...

Proper elastics and ribbons on your ballet shoes

We all know what a chore it can be to sew on your elastics and ballet shoe ribbons. Some brands come with ready-sewn elastics, while in some cases, even if they do, the ballet school in question requires that you sew on ribbons rather than elastics. There is a lot about this that matters. First of all, there used to be a belief that if you have elastics rather than ribbons, this could restrain the circulation around the ankle. Read More...