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My Beginner Pointe’s Top 20 Questions About Pointe Shoes

My Beginner Pointe’s Top 20 Questions About Pointe Shoes

At the My Beginner Pointe Headquarters, we receive copious amounts of questions about all things to do with pointe.  To add to your knowledge on the subject, I have compiled a list of the absolute Top 20 Questions About Pointe Shoes. 1.  Can you tell where your ribbon...

Jack Stromland – ‘Where Did They End Up?’

Jack Stromland – ‘Where Did They End Up?’

Jack Stromland  Jack Stromland, an ex student of mine, is the first subject of my 'where did they end up?' series.  Jack is simply a wonderful human being - he is tenacious, driven, humble, talented and an all round good guy!  Jack has graciously updated his timeline...

How to Tie & Untie Pointe Shoes

How to Tie & Untie Pointe Shoes

Watch the below video to find out how you can save precious class time by tying and untying your pointe shoes more efficiently. 1. Start with the outside ribbon, taking it around the ankle to the inside of the ankle. 2. Then take the inside ribbon around the ankle...

Correct Ballet Alignments

Correct Ballet Alignments

I am writing this article to try to impress the importance of the clarity of the different alignments in ballet and specifically how to achieve correct ballet alignments.  All too often, and by this, I mean on a regular basis, I need to correct alignment. Personally,...

Tips to get the best Battement Tendu!

Tips to get the best Battement Tendu!

BATTEMENT TENDU Battement tendu is a battement where the extended foot never leaves the floor. The working foot slides forward, sideways or backwards from fifth or first position to reach the fourth or second position, lifting the heel off the floor and stretching the...