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 […]

 
 
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