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Pointe Shoe Academy

Learn how to choose, adjust and take care of your pointe shoes!




Starting Pointe Shoes? is proud to present our Free Online Course for pointe beginners. You will find out answers to the most frequent questions about your first pair of pointe shoes:


  • Who invented pointe shoes and when?
  • When to wear pointe shoes?
  • Why do pointe shoes hurt?
  • What pointe shoes are best for my feet?
  • When pointe shoes are dead?


Subscribe today and learn all the answers from our free colorful newsletter:



Pointe Shoe Academy is a series of ten daily Newsletter Lessons. 


We prepared them for beginner pointe users, both kids and adult ballet beginners. Although, some subjects could be useful for advanced students, too, - and maybe even for ballet teachers. 


"When I was putting my pointe shoes on for the first time, I was desperately looking for a book, a DVD, a website, or any other "Pointe shoes for dummies" kind of manual where I could have learned how to sew those ribbons, what to do and what not to do with these shoes - and, most importantly, why was it so painful the first time and how to stop this pain - once and forever. There was no such book or DVD, and I spent a lot of time researching...
So here we are, ten years later, creating this newsletter series - and I am so glad we have managed to get this information together and hope it will help someone to enjoy ballet even more, day after day!


- Inna Mayorova, owner




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