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How to Tie Stretch Elastic Ribbons on Ballet Pointe Shoes

It’s so exciting when your daughter gets her first pair of pointe shoes, but it can also be stressful.  She’s gotten the ribbons and elastics sewn on, but what are they actually for?  How should she tie them so they do what they’re supposed to do?  We will describe the two most common ways to tie pointe shoe ribbons. She should choose the method that’s best for her.

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Ultimate Guide – what shoes should you wear for contemporary or lyrical dance?

Contemporary and lyrical are two dance styles that, like some jazz techniques, can be done barefoot. However, there are several options of shoes for these styles of dance that have become popular over the last 20 years which have their own unique functions. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Pointe Shoes for Ballet!

To choose the right pointe shoes, you need to first obtain your child’s teacher’s permission to go en pointe. At your local dancewear store, you will be fit for pointe shoes and will look at the fit of the shoe as determined by the length, width, shank strength, vamp length, and box construction. 

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