About Ballet

First pointe shoes

As young ballet students grow and get stronger, the exciting day will arrive when they are ready for their first pointe shoes. A lot of care and attention is required in selecting the right shoes to avoid serious injury (not to mention that pointe shoes are quite expensive). Courtesy of DanceTeacher Magazine, here’s an article by former principal dancer Julie Diana Hench about preparing students and parents for that first magical pair of pointe shoes:

“How to prepare students and parents for pointe”