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Parents’ Guide to Pointe Shoes

Parents’ Guide to Pointe Shoes

It’s an exciting time for students and parents when dancers are given the okay to begin studying pointe. It...

Keeping Pointe Fit During Summer

Keeping Pointe Fit During Summer

For those of you who won’t be dancing as much or at all over the summer but want to...

Why I Love Pointe

Tiffany Hedman believes in the benefits of cross training. Here she models a Capezio Bra Top and shorts.

Why I Love Pointe

Almost every young girl dreams of being a ballerina, dancing en pointe. Pointe shoes are pretty, delicate and pink....

How to Protect Your Feet for Pointe

The Ouch Pouch® is a very popular toe pad.

How to Protect Your Feet for Pointe

Ballerinas know that finding the right accessories to support their work en pointe is extremely important. In some cases...

Going Through Pointe Shoes

Professional ballerina and Capezio Athlete Michele Wiles. Photo by Nisian Hughes.

Going Through Pointe Shoes

How many pairs does a professional dancer really wear each season? By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Between...

Readying Pointe Shoes: How Ballerinas Sew and Break in Shoes

Adrienne Canterna of Bad Boys of Dance prepares her Capezio pointe shoes.

Readying Pointe Shoes: How Ballerinas Sew and Break in Shoes

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. The process from pointe shoes fresh out of the box to their...

Pointe Shoe Accessories

Pointe Shoe Accessories

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. When you walk out the store with your brand new pair of pointe...

The Ins and Outs of Pointe Shoes

Salvatore Capezio handcrafting pointe shoes

The Ins and Outs of Pointe Shoes

As if dancing en pointe was not hard enough, taking care of your pointe shoes while you’re not dancing...

Finding the Right Pointe Shoe for You

It's important to have a professional pointe shoe fitting.

Finding the Right Pointe Shoe for You

The quest for the perfect pointe shoe is a very personal venture. Every dancer’s feet, needs and background are...

My First Year On Pointe

My First Year On Pointe

Professional Ballerina’s Megan Fairchild, Michele Wiles, Sarah Hay and Tiffany Hedman reminisce about dancing on pointe for the first...

What’s the Point of Pointe?

What’s the Point of Pointe?

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Blisters, stress fractures, taping, padding…these are some of the perks that come with...

Pointe Shoe History

Hand crafted Capezio pointe shoes. Capezio has been making pointe shoes for over 125 years.

Pointe Shoe History

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Ballet was first developed and performed in the Italian and French courts...

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...

Pointe Shoe Myths Debunked

Pointe Shoe Myths Debunked

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa With an art form as ancient as ballet, it is no wonder...

New Upgrades for Capezio Pointe Shoes

New Upgrades for Capezio Pointe Shoes

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Capezio has introduced exciting new upgrades in the pointe shoe line designed...

Men on Pointe

Les Ballets Grandiva dancer Ari Mayzick. Photo by Ken Hopkins.

Men on Pointe

Dance Informa Elena Kunikova, a choreographer and coach who is considered to be one of the leading experts on...

When Am I Ready for Pointe?

Kat Wildish, master classical ballet instructor, leads a pointe class at the Ailey Extension in NYC. Photo by Kyle Froman Photography.

When Am I Ready for Pointe?

Dance Informa. What makes a dancer ready for pointe? “Your body has to be properly aligned, bone on top...
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