Buy based on Shape, not Star Rating!

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“What’s your favorite pointe shoe?” A question every pointe student will ask at some point during their pointe career.  Dancers will ask friends, teachers, classmates and strangers on the internet.  She’ll consider the answers she receives, use the google or YouTube machine, read reviews, and try to make an educated decision on which shoe she should […]

Flat Feet & Ballet

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Ask any dancer and she’ll tell you– if you have flat feet, your chances of getting on pointe someday aren’t looking good.  In theory, this sounds right.  How can someone with no arch  get “Over The Box” in order to work safely on pointe?  If you have flat feet, you shouldn’t throw in the towel […]

Make Your Pointe Fitting Count!

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Heading to the local dancewear shop for a pointe fitting is an exciting experience, whether you are getting your very first pair, or going in to find a better fit!  There is something so magical about that shiny pink satin.  The energy, adrenaline, excitement and whimsy of the scenario can quickly take over, possibly leaving […]

How Late is “Too Late” to Start Ballet?

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Q:  Is it too late to start ballet at ____ years of age? A:  No.  It’s never too late to start ballet. Here at, we believe it’s never too late to begin taking ballet classes.  Dance in general is a great mental & physical workout, ballet included.  Through dance your body will develop long, […]

Ballet: Pain VS Discomfort

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Pain and Discomfort are two feelings dancers are very intimate with.  “Work through the pain” is a common theme with athletes of all sports, and dance is no exception.  There is a difference between pain and discomfort, especially in pointe shoes that all dancers need to consider.  Pain and discomfort are two feelings that belong […]

Pointe Shoe Padding Technique & Theory

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Pointe shoes have gone relatively unchanged since they were first designed decades ago.  Most pointe shoes are still made from a mix of cardboard, paper, leather, burlap, satin and glue.  Pointe shoe padding techniques however, have embraced modern-day technology.  There are a plethora of different padding materials and types.  With that in mind, its astounding […]

Over the Box

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Have you heard your teacher say the phrase “over the box” in class?  Maybe you have a hard time getting over the box and are looking for ways to improve?  Let’s talk about what being “over the box” means. Over the Box:  The dancer is considered “over the box” when her foot aligned properly in […]

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