What is the name of the block in the toes of ballet shoes?

Answer A toe box is the name for the block of stiffened paper and burlap found inside ballet shoes, also known as pointe shoes. The toe box tapers down into the point on which ballet dancers balance.Sourc... Read More »

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How to Point Toes Hard for Ballet?

Having a very hard, pointed toe is very important in ballet. It will help you on turns, relieves (rises) as well as jumps (elevation). It is also very important for you pointed toe to be excellent ... Read More »

How to Tie Ballet Shoes?

To tie ballet shoes is fairly simple. This article is for either ballet shoes with ribbons, or pointe shoes with ribbons. All that you need is to know how!

How to Wear Ballet Shoes?

The fit of ballet pointe shoes is extremely important to a dancer. To prevent injury, dancers sew elastics and ribbons into the pointe shoes precisely to secure the shoes to the feet. Then, ribbons... Read More »

What are ballet shoes made of?

There are two types of ballet shoes: soft shoes and pointe shoes. Soft shoes are made of a thin leather upper and stiched to a soft suede sole, light and uninhibiting for the dancer. Pointe shoes a... Read More »