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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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Who discovered pointe shoes?

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Four things I learned from the #ontofullpointe IG challenge

The best ideas, sometimes, come to mind without trying too hard. The idea of the #ontofullpointe Instagram challenge for dancers who struggle to get on pointe correctly, for example, was born in less than 5 minutes – and we managed to gather about one hundred participants (quite a lot, I think, for a first attempt!).

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Parts of a pointe shoe

Why is it so important to know how the parts of a pointe shoe are called? It's so much easier to explain where the shoe hurts or what do you expect of a new pair. The structure of a pointe shoe: The Box, is the front part a pointe shoe. It surrounds and supports the toes and the dancer's metatarsophalangeal joints.

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5 reasons why Siberian Swan pointe shoes will win the market

The new pointe shoe brand Siberian Swan seems to be one of the most successful new players on the world ballet market. Made by dancers themselves, for their own use, without any particular marketing effort, they became known all over the world ... why?

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5 tips about choosing your first pointe shoes

Time to get your first pointe shoe pair? Wondering where to start? Here is a small guide. 1. Schedule a fitting appointment at the biggest ballet shop in your area. If this shop stocks at least 500 pairs of pointe shoes and has a professional pointe shoe fitter - you are in good hands.

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The Brand-new BestPointe.com

A big day for BestPointe – we have launched our new design & platform. After weeks of intense work and several hours of testing, the new bestpointe.com is now open for our audience.

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Nova by Grishko: tapered, bigger platform, lower heel

NOVA is the next generation of the brand's best-seller Grishko2007. It has preserved the best features of Grishko2007 and complemented them with new ones: quietness - durability - balance - flexibility - lightness - shape stability.

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