Moving up to pointe shoes is a very exciting time in every ballerinas life. Once your instructor says that you have passed the test, it is straight to your local dance shop to pick out your first pair of pointe shoes.
But Before you do, there are a few things you should consider in order to make sure that you have picked out a pair that is suitable for your individual foot.
Wait till you are ready
Trying to dance in pointe shoes when your feet are not strong enough can result in serious injury to your feet. It is also important to go at the pace your instructor feels fit. You may be itching to try a pirouette out on the floor but once again, it is dangerous and should not be attempted until your instructor believes you are ready. Barre work may seem tedious but you will build the foundation that is necessary to be able to dance beautifully in your shoes.
Learn to properly prepare your first pair of dance shoes
Each ballerina is different and more advanced ballerinas may alter their shoes in a way they have learned works for their feet over time. However, in the beginning it is important to seek professional advice from someone who has experience in fitting dance shoes to ensure your foot is supported properly. Failing to do so can result in lasting injuries, especially in young dancers whose bodies are still developing. Ask your local Bundaberg dance store for dance shoe with Dance Base Support technology by MDM to ensure maximum support and avoid serious injury.
Make sure you gather all of the supplies you will need to prepare your dance shoes. At Palace En Pointe, we are here to assist you and make sure you have everything you need to start and maintain your dance career. Here is a list of what you will need:
- Your pointe shoes
- The ribbon that come with your shoes
- The elastic that comes with your shoes
- Pen or marker
Get help with all you dancing needs
At Palace En Pointe here in Bundaberg, we have a wide range of dance clothes, dance shoes, activewear, gymnastic wear and more! Come and see us in-store at:
Shop 10, Palace Arcade (upstairs)
133 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg, Queensland 4670