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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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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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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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How does BestPointe co-operate with ballet teachers (example)

Meet Isabelle. She is a ballet teacher in Ghent, Belgium.

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Wedding Pointe Shoes: Brooke's Story

If you are thinking about getting a pair of wedding pointe shoes, it's a good idea to start arranging them at least 2-3 months before the wedding. With Brooke M, we managed to deliver her masterpiece on time, but needed to do everything in a rush... Here's how it looked like...

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