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Here are the top five reasons why your ballet pointe shoes must be custom made for your feet

06/08/2019
Blackened toe nails, ulcers, bunions, corns and inflammation are common problems dancers face once they graduate to pointe shoes. Unfortunately some dancers (or parents of dancers!) do not realise...

How ballet dancers are able to stand using the tips of their toes for so long

15/04/2019
Pointe shoes have evolved immensely in recent years. Originally, ballet dancers wore soft footwear, torturing their feet to achieve the perfect position, stance or move.   While ballet is...

Top 4 reasons ballet is good for your mind and body

18/02/2019
Ballet is having a resurgence, and it is no longer perceived as being only "for little girls" or highly trained professionals. Beyond the dance category itself, ballet-influenced workouts, like Barre...

Our favourite ballet-inspired movies

31/01/2019
Through ballet, almost anything is achievable with a bit of creative flair and commitment.   Numerous movies have graced the silver screen featuring ballet dancing, often telling the story of...

Bet you didn't know - History of Ballet

17/12/2018
Loved the world over for centuries, ballet has a long and proud history beginning in Renaissance Italy. The word ‘ballet’ comes from the Italian ballare meaning ‘to dance’ and...

5 conditioning exercises for ballet dancers

15/11/2018
Whether you’re just beginning on your ballet journey or you’re a serious professional, it makes sense to do conditioning exercises and/or cross-training to build your core strength and...

Custom-fit pointe shoes are essential for a ballet dancer.

15/10/2018
The quest for perfectly fitting pointe shoes is familiar to any ballet dancer – because every foot's anatomy is different, it's essential you find a specialist to help you choose the right...