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Siberian Swan: 87% of dancers told us they've found their Perfect Pointe Shoes!

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Pre-pointe evalutation procedures: why? how?

By Isabelle D'Hoine. By writing this article, I hope to inform other teachers of the different aspects associated with pointework, inspiring them to create their own evaluation method before allowing students to commence pointework, as well as sharing their experiences with others.

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Starting pointe shoes: evaluating dancers to avoid injuries

Starting to dance on pointes should not be taken for granted. There are a lot of criteria that define a dancers capability to dance on pointes. Students, parents and teachers should always bear in mind the dangers of commencing pointework without being properly prepared.

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Best Online Ballet Resources

what do you do when you miss your ballet class? Have you tried to take ballet classes ...online? If you still haven’t, you will be surprised how many quality opportunities you can find! Do you have a willpower for creating and following your own workout plan (and following it!)? Then there are so many free classes - just choose your own level. If you are (like me) need some extra motivation to get up from the couch, consider online training with a live teacher, or buy a paid course - the fact that you paid money is usually a good motivation for realizing your intention.

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Our pointe shoe fitting service is 6 today!

I once found out that the ballet world was full of badly fitted pointe shoes. I kept seeing them on photos and videos so one day I’ve just decided to translate our local concept into English and make it international. That’s how BestPointe.com was started, 6 years ago...

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What if my pointe shoes are wrong for me?

I told my mom that I can't wear just any type of Pointe shoes and they have to be made for my foot type. But she thinks all Pointe shoes are the same so she is trying to get me Pointe shoes that are on sale in our dance shop. Can you tell her what can happen if I have the wrong type of shoe?

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Cheap pointe shoes: how?

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Cristhiam Betanco: there are quite a lot of male ballet dancers in Nicaragua

Cristhiam Betanco lives in Nicaragua. He studies ballet for 8 years now and he trains and dances on pointe. He started ballet in Ballet Estudio Aldoca, Leon, and five years later decided to move to Managua to attend ballet at Escuela Nacional de Ballet. Every time he needs a new pair of pointe shoes, Cristhiam gets re-fitted online by BestPointe, by a fitter located in Greece, and gets his custom-made pointe shoes made in Russia. Yes, ballet has no borders, but we were always curious to know more about the everyday ballet life in Nicaragua so we asked Cristhiam a few questions…

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Possible injuries caused by pointe work, prevention & treatment

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