Tutorial: Sewing Your First Pair Of Pointe Shoes, Bonus: Shoe Prep Routines

“Miami City Ballet School Pointe Shoe Sewing Tutorial”

This is one thing I’m glad I never had to do. That and actually dancing in pointe shoes though I did know a couple of men that did that to enhance their ballet training.

But pointe shoes are a big part of ballet and learning to care for them is part of learning to be a ballerina.

Miami City Ballet School faculty member DeAnn Petruschke “gives a step by step lesson on how to sew your first pair of pointe shoes.”

Bonus: Three ballerinas from The Australian Ballet “take us through their personal pointe-shoe prep routines (featuring knives, matches and shellac) and wax reflective about nurturing their feet.”

“En Pointe!”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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