I want Ballet Pointe Shoes

by kamila arap
(united states)

I want Ballet Pointe Shoes

i have this huge problem. when i was 4 my mother put me in ballet. i hated it and was out in 2 weeks. turns out now that my school has dance classes. i take it and i love ballet now. it is like an addiction an obsession. i just started in september when school started and i know it seems crazy but i want to do pointe. i love it
its amazing. i have never worn pointe shoes before and i want to so badly. i don't want to seem conceded but i have been doing some exercises i look up on sites and i think my ankles are really strong. i am 13 years old and i want to do pointe. no i have not commented this to my teacher. i did research a lot on pointe shoes. i want bloch it is the most durable and has best quality. please write back i want to go on pointe HELP!

Reply by Odette

To:- I want Ballet Pointe Shoes

ballet pre-pointe
Remember, just like I did before I went en pointe, ballet students MUST take responsibility for their own strengthening prior to beginning pointe work.

Australian dancer, Lisa Howell has made a video which explains how pre-point strengthening works.

Don't leave it to your teacher!

You can watch this pre-pointe video
yourself here
(just wait for the page to load up then the video is on the top right of the page).

Hello Kamila,

Thank you

for your query, it is a pleasure to hear from you.

You should feel happy you have now found this new passion, it is great you love ballet now!

For extra guidance to get you prepared for pointe work, the video above is very useful. In this video, Australian dancer, Lisa Howell has made a video which explains how pre-point strengthening works.

I know you must be longing to wear pointe shoes, but do not feel you should rush into pointe work. Beginning to wear ballet pointe shoes depends on many factors such as your age, your level and your strength. Mainly, starting to wear pointe shoes hugely relies on how long you have studied ballet for. It takes time and endurance to build the strength and correct technique for ballet.

It is great you are doing exercises and personal research, this will definitely aid you to starting pointe as soon as possible. And, yes, Bloch are a very sturdy shoe for ballet dancers - great choice!

If you feel as though you are ready for pointe ballet shoes, then assess how long you have studied ballet and how stable you are in your classes. The main person to guide you on starting pointe work is your ballet teacher. Discuss your thoughts with your teacher and explain your curiosity to start pointe work.

It won't affect dancers if they start wearing ballet pointe shoes a bit later than everyone else, but it will affect dancers if they start too early.

All the best,


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I want pointe shoes!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

I want pointe shoes too!!!!!! I've been doing ballet since I was 3 and I'm nearly 12 now. I want them sooooo badly but I'm too afraid to ask my teacher!!!!!!!

by: Anonymous

Not sure how long this has been up, but you need YEARS of ballet until you're ready for pointe. And I mean like at least 3 years.

by: Anonymous

I am 12,I have been dong ballet since I was 3. I love ballet with a passion. I really want to move to pointe shoes but I know nothing about it. I tried looking things up on the internet about it but I cant find what I need. How can you properly take care or your pointe shoes? And just basic things that you would need to know. thanks

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