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Contest Details

June 26 - July 31, 2023

It's time for our 13th Annual Summer Pointe Shoe Decorating Contest to keep the dancers' creativity flowing! 


Every year, we are overwhelmed by the out-of-the-box thinking exhibited by our dancers' creations and we can't wait to see what you come up with this summer! 


Pickup shoes: June 26 - July 8

Turn in entries: July 10 - 21

Gallery Preview Party: July 22

Voting Online: July 24 - 29

Winners Announced: July 31

How to Enter

All dancers are invited to pick up a pointe shoe between MON. JUNE 26 and SAT. JULY 8 to decorate and transform it with any theme they'd like, using sequins, lace, feathers, fabric paint, rhinestones and more. 


We will collect $5 when you pickup your shoe to be decorated*. There is no cost when you use a retired pointe shoe you already own. Only one shoe per entrant is allowed. *While supplies last, a limited number of shoes will be available this year, so don't delay. 

Every entrant will also receive a coupon for 25% OFF ANY ONE ITEM, to be used before July 31, 2023.  


All entries must be returned to Melbourne Dancewear by  FRI. JULY 21  to be entered in the contest for this year.


Preview Gallery Party

On SAT. JULY 22 from 12PM to 3PM, bring your family and friends to Melbourne Dancewear to view all the entries during our Preview Gallery Party. Punch and treats will be served, and you'll get to check out all of this year's entries up close to see all the amazing detail.


You're Invited to a

Sat. July 22 from 12 - 3 PM





Beauty/Eye Appeal

Execution of Concept

Overall Appeal/ WOW Factor

Judging & People's Choice Award

The pointe shoe creations will be rated by our distinguished panel of judges in the categories listed above. Prizes will be awarded in each of three age groups, divided evenly based on this year's entrants. For example, last year's age categories were: Age 10 and under; Age 11 to 13; and Age 14 to Adults.

Entries will be displayed in our store AND with photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages from JULY 24 to 29 . Share your entry with your friends and family, ask them to "like" your photo in our album. The entry with the most combined likes will win our 2023 People's Choice Award, bestowing bragging rights, plus an awesome bag filled with goodies. Online "voting" ends on SAT. JULY 29 at 12PM NOON.

All winners will be announced on MON. JULY 31. First prize winners in each age group will receive a $40 gift card and the second prize winner in each age group will receive a $20 gift card. All entrants will be able to take their decorated shoe home after JULY 31 .

Links to our Facebook & Instagram

Once voting has started, you can click the icons below to see this year's entries on our pages:

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We can't wait to see your artistic creativity when you enter the contest!

Check out previous entries

Browse through previous year's entries using the links below:

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