Tag Archives: pointe

Gee, I have no idea why.

I’m facing the barre, up en pointe in fifth position, ready to follow the girl beside me in glissades down the barre, but I can’t go because Lé Assistant is reaching up- -And she has to reach up because she … Continue reading

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Sock Tutorial—Extremely Difficult—Unless You Have A BFA In Costume Tech This Tutorial Might Explode Your Brain

1. Get that pair of tights with the run in them. You know the pair I’m talking about. 2. Cut them. Use scissors, not your teeth. 3. Put them in your pointe bag. 4. Wear when you are getting all … Continue reading

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Breaking the law, breaking the law

My teacher doesn’t believe in breaking in pointes. He says it’ll happen naturally as you work in the shoe. I have come to the conclusion that he is crazy. So I got out the camera and the internet. To the … Continue reading

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Tippy toes

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Where my Conspiracy Theorists at?

Like half my pointe class wears Bloch European Balance. Considering our wildly different body types and pointe-y experience levels, it seems unlikely we’d all have the same feet. Gentle Reader, what do you think is up with this? Level of … Continue reading

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What’s in my pointe bag, besides the pointes

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Fixed Pointes

You know how you put on pointes by wrapping the ribbons around the ankle and tying a square knot, not in back or in front but at the inner side-back-ish area, right between the Achilles’ tendon and the ankle, so … Continue reading

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