Protected: Pointe shoes

Pointe shoes are one of the most recognisable features of classical ballet, alongside the tutu. Often, dancing ‘en pointe’ is something that dancers strive for, and it can be a big step to finally don the first pair of pointe shoes. Dancing en pointe takes a huge amount of skill and strength, and the move onto pointe shouldn’t be taken lightly. Our teachers are trained to ensure the safety of our pupils, and therefore it should only be when the teacher says that the child is ready and strong enough that the first pair of pointe shoes should be purchased.

Tips for fitting pointe shoes

Intro to pointe shoes and what to look for when first buying them.

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Tips for tying pointe shoes to ensure they fit well when dancing.

Reminder to always try on ballet shoes throughout a dance career, as feet change and get stronger, so a shoe that suited you as a beginner, might not suit your needs as a stronger dancer.

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How do you know when you need a new pair?

"My pointe-work has improved enormously during my time learning at the Bristol School of Dancing"Hannah Royce-Greensill – May 2019