There are a couple of options for purchasing shoes.
First, we typically have used shoes available for purchase at the open houses and thereafter as available. Used ballet shoes cost $5.00, Tap shoes are $10.00 and Jazz shoes are $15.00. These are shoes previously worn by Spotlight On Dance students (who have usually outgrown them). The entire purchase price is returned to the previous owner.
A local source for shoes, dance attire and other related items is Lines for the Body, 2035 Essex Road, Williston VT 802-878-8988. Fitting dance shoes is somewhat of an art so if you want to be sure of fit, this is an excellent choice.
If you're in New York City, Capiezo Dance Theater Shop in Times Square is the place many broadway professionals get their shoes. They're located at 1650 Broadway # 2, New York - (212) 245-2130.
Also in New York is Sam Vasili Shoe Repair. 255 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 (Broadway & 8th Ave.) Tel: (212) 581-2491. This shop caters to dance professionals and is a great place to get taps put on your new shoes.
Finally, there are online shopping options for dance shoes, etc. Remember, to consider the cost of shipping and potential inconvenience of a less than optimum fit when considering this route.