About Us

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Empire Dance Shop was founded in 1950 in Spokane, Washington and proudly serves customers from all genres of dance and all parts of the world. In January, 2016, the Mick family became the third family to own the shop and believes outstanding customer service and a commitment to support the Dance and Performing Arts community remain our number one priority. It is the generations of loyal customers who have shopped with us that have made Empire Dance Shop so very special.

As the new owners, we understand the importance of traditions. Melanie, as a young dancer, bought her very first dance shoes from the founders of Empire Costume and her last pair of pointe shoes purchased in the 1970's have now found a home in one of our display cases! Dance traditions continued in the Mick family, with Izzy and Emily's dancewear purchases coming from Empire Dance Shop. Continuing the legacy of service to the dance community made our decision to become the new owners very easy.

Empire Dance Shop serves customers in all corners of the world and knows you have many options when making your purchases. In today's changing marketplace, providing outstanding customer service has never been more important. We continue the legacy of master pointe shoe fittings for our traditional ballet dancers that has always been our trademark service, while expanding our selections and product knowledge to offer full services to other genres of dance and performance arts. Our goal is to continue our legacy services, while staying relevant to the ever-expanding community of dance and the arts. 

We welcome you to connect with us via Facebook and Instagram!

Throughout the year, Empire Dance Shop offers special savings during our "Valentine Sale," "Back To School Sale," "Summer Intensive Sale," and "Winter Clearance Sale." We have also enjoyed offering our "Blizzard Sales" during the days leading up to Christmas, by posting one-day sales via social media for deeply discounted savings,... just in time for Christmas!

Thank you for visiting our new website and we welcome you to check back as we expand our online offerings this year. Please contact us if you have questions. We'd love to help you find what you are looking for!