Mark Chelsen opened Mark’s Dancewear in 2002, in the lower level of his wife's dance studio. Before this venture, he was the manager of a trucking company and the father of two boys. The dance world was all very new to him.
The idea to open a dance store came when his wife, a lifelong dancer, had to have multiple surgeries on her feet because of being improperly fit in pointe shoes. He asked the surgeon what could be done to prevent injuries like his wife’s, and then and there, he decided to make it his life’s mission to make sure other girls wouldn’t suffer the same fate.
Mark’s Dancewear is a full-service dancewear store featuring shoes and accessories for jazz, tap, ballroom, show choir, and a robust selection of pointe shoes. Mark devoted himself to learning everything he could about how to fit shoes correctly, and through years of practice, today, he is considered an expert in his field.
Whether you're trying a dance class for the first time or you are involved in studio dance, competition dance, school dance team, school show choir, or all of the above, we are your one-stop shop! We have everything you need from tights to shoes to leotards and booty shorts to accessories and rhinestones to last minute costume fixes and more! We are here to help you find exactly what you are looking for and if we don't have what you need in store, we will do all that we can to track it down for you! We look forward to seeing you in the store soon! :)
We carry a variety of dance supplies from companies such as Bloch and Mirella, Capezio, Body Wrappers, Grishko, Russian Pointe, Sansha, So Danca, Suffolk, Motionwear, Baltogs, Leo's, Eurotard, Bunheads, Pillows for Pointe, Yofi Cosmetics, Dasha Designs, Horizon Bags, Honey Cut, California Kisses, Trendy Trends, C & J, Thank You Very Much (TYVM), and more!