3 Major Pointe No-No’s

3 Major Pointe No-No’s

Pointe shoes are one of the most fascinating inventions to dancers and non-dancers alike. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how they should be properly worn or maintained. Whether you’re an actual student who is new to pointe, or you’re young at heart and like to play...
3 Pointe Safety Tips For Beginners

3 Pointe Safety Tips For Beginners

Earning your first pair of pointe shoes can be very exciting, especially for an adult. If your teacher gives you the green light to start pointe, keep these 3 safety tips in mind as you navigate dancing on your toes for the first time. 1. Get professionally fitted....
10 Pointe Shoe Hacks For 2016

10 Pointe Shoe Hacks For 2016

Whether you’re new to pointe or already mastering fouettes, here’s a list of 10 pointe shoe hacks for the new year. 1. Use antibiotic ointment. It’s no secret that pointe shoes are a pain. Some ambitious students want to appear hardcore by using only masking tape (not...
4 Things To Consider If You Want To Dance On Pointe

4 Things To Consider If You Want To Dance On Pointe

It’s almost every student’s dream to dance on pointe. But it’s not easy, and there are a lot of factors to consider. If you’re thinking about pointework, review the following checklist to see if you’re prepared. 1. Strength Can you rise to the balls of your feet...
How To Take Care Of Your Feet On Pointe

How To Take Care Of Your Feet On Pointe

Pointework takes a toll on your feet. Placing your entire body weight onto the equivalent of a silver dollar puts strain on your joints, not to mention wrecks your pedicure. It’s typical to experience some discomfort, but there are options to reduce the damage. Try...
How To Break In Pointe Shoes

How To Break In Pointe Shoes

The best way to break in your pointe shoes is simply by wearing them. Your body temperature and perspiration from class help to mold the shoes to the unique shape of your feet. However, there are a few ways to cut corners and speed up the process. Try these simple...
3 Tips To Reduce Slipping On Dance Floors

3 Tips To Reduce Slipping On Dance Floors

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking for a dancer than a slippery dance floor. The most popular dance flooring is vinyl, or marley, while other common surfaces include hardwood and laminate. There are a few ways to decrease the risk of slipping and falling. Follow...
Pointe Class For Adults

Pointe Class For Adults

It’s a dream for many adult students to progress to pointe. It certainly isn’t expected when joining an adult ballet class, but it’s a possibility for the most dedicated dancers. If you’re considering dancing on pointe, talk to your teacher. They can give you an...
Getting Your First Pair Of Pointe Shoes

Getting Your First Pair Of Pointe Shoes

Getting your first pair of pointe shoes is one of the most exciting experiences as an adult dancer. In the ballet world, it’s considered a rite of passage. That’s why it’s crucial to find the best pair for your feet. Consider the following guidelines while shopping...
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