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 PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.