Getting a pair of ballet pointe shoes for the first time is a very personal experience. You should have the opportunity to be able to try on various makes and types before making your final decision. The shoe needs to suit your foot type and should be able to support your foot properly. A highly … Read more Ballet Pointe Shoes – What Type Should I Buy?
Here is a post dedicated to the subject on how to dance with pointe shoes, as it is not as easy as ballerina’s make it look. It is the dream of every little girl who does ballet to dance in pointe shoes. In fact, all my pupils at some stage of their training ask me … Read more How To Dance With Pointe Shoes – Tips For The Class Room
Getting your first pair of pointe shoes is an exciting time in any ballet dancers life, so in this post, I have decided to write a pointe shoe fitting guide to make your first experience on pointe as comfortable as possible for you. If you were to dissect ballet down to a single, iconic image, … Read more Pointe Shoe Fitting Guide For Your First Pointe Shoes
What do people mean when they say ‘ballet dancer feet’? In ballet, when you point your foot, the line from the top of your leg to the tip of your toes must curve down towards the floor as much as possible. The higher the arch in the foot, the more aesthetically pleasing you will look … Read more Ballet Dancer Feet – Why Feet are so Important in Ballet
As dancers it is a good idea to know about the neuropathy of feet and the different types and shapes of feet. Unfortunately very few of us have perfect ballet dancing feet, but we can strengthen and work towards the ideal. The foot is very intricate indeed and your two feet have one forth of … Read more Ballet Dancing Feet – Types and Shapes of Feet