- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Dance in Ballet Pointe Shoes
We look at ballerinas and often think about trying to dance on that pointe shoes, how it fits; and to understand if we can hold our weight on the tips of the feet. At first it can seem to be an easy task, as we look at the dancers who dance free and light, it seems as if they are flying but actually it is very difficult.
Pointe technique is one of the major components of classical ballet, in which the weight of the dancer is supported up on the tips of the feet, appearing poised, graceful, and weightless. It's one of the most iconic elements of dancing ballet. Pointe shoes allow the dancer's weight to be evenly distributed throughout the foot. To learn more about starting pointe-work, you can learn what to expect from the training process and how to give yourself the best chance for success.