"Among other lessons, these unusual times have heightened our appreciation for the indispensable contributions to the supply chains that allows each of us to do our work. The invaluable contributions of Teddys Shoes that make possible the countless classes and performance of Cambridge's cultural scene is a great example. Where would the dance sector be without the thousands of pairs of shoes, costumes and other dancewear that allow us to train, rehearse and present performances? Let's not overlook their importance and let's please support our favorite vendors who have been there for us over the years."
José Mateo Ballet Theatre and
Dance for World Community
Teddy Shoes understands what it means to be "of" a place, and "of" its people. For 60+ years, Steve Adelson and his family have brought the support (literally!) under the feet of countless members of the community, including all in our Central Square neighborhood and beyond, but most especially the dance world. For dancers, shoes become a conduit for expression. We need to trust in the care given to our art through the ballet slippers, the tap and jazz shoes, the flamenco boots, the high-heeled pumps - whatever! - we wear on our feet. Support Teddy's as they have so finely supported us.
Peter DiMuro, Executive Director, The Dance Complex
“Situated in the same block as The Dance Complex in Central Square, Teddy Shoes is the first stop for Cambridge’s dancers who need shoes, tights and other dance gear. When they come into the store they also get the expert attention they deserve -- whether they are young children just starting out or seasoned professionals.”
Debra Cash, Executive Director, Boston Dance Alliance
"Teddy Shoes has played a critical role in the dance community throughout Cambridge for over 60 years. Steven Adelson and his family have not only provided footwear to aspiring dancers, they have served as a lynchpin in the arts community for decades. Teddy Shoes is a second-generation owned family business in the heart of Central Square, a diverse community at Cambridge's core. Cambridge's families have long supported Teddy Shoes, but the ongoing health and economic crises are seriously testing the business. Supporting Steven and Teddy Shoes during this challenging time doesn't just amplify one person; it impacts the entire dance community in Cambridge. We hope that Cambridge will continue to dance when this pandemic ends, but in order to do so, we must invest in businesses like Teddy Shoes now, before it's too late."
Theodora Skeadas, Executive Director, Cambridge Local First