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Pointe Shoe History

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Ballet was first developed and performed in the Italian and French courts during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dancers donned extravagant costumes and masks to create a world of storytelling through music and …

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How to Prepare Your Feet for Pointe

How to Prepare Your Feet for Pointe

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. In the minds of young ballerinas, nothing stands out more than the desire to dance en pointe. Transitioning from flat ballet shoes to pointe shoes marks an important step towards building a professional ballet …

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Pointe Shoe Myths Debunked

Pointe Shoe Myths

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa With an art form as ancient as ballet, it is no wonder that rumors and myths have developed about dancing on pointe over the years. Some ballet-based movies and books have only fueled …

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New Upgrades for Capezio Pointe Shoes

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By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Capezio has introduced exciting new upgrades in the pointe shoe line designed for this generation of dancer. Alterations on the upper, sole and box of the shoes aim to improve fit, feel, functionality …

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Men on Pointe

Men on Pointe

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Pointe shoes are not only for females. Today, there exist many all-male dance companies who perform on the tips of their toes. Their work is often comical, with exaggerated roles and costuming, but …

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When Am I Ready for Pointe?

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By Laura Di Orio for Dance Informa. Dancing on pointe is the goal of every young female ballet student. Buying that first pair of pointe shoes is an exciting event. So, when will you be ready to lace up those …

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