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Blue skies and ballet shoes

I was brought up on the austere adage ‘Don’t look forward to something too much and you won’t be disappointed’ (and was well into adulthood before I realised what a killjoy statement that was!). 681 more words

Dance majors do exist

For my final photojournalism project I had the opportunity of shooting with three girls that have been dancing pretty much all their lives. The project originally was set to depict dance students rehearsing, stretching and doing some barre work during class. 106 more words

How to Darn Pointe Shoes

Hi everybody!  Here’s a quick bonus video for you about how to sew your pointe shoes.  See you tomorrow with another full blog post!


Daily Dance Digital

Another painting from my man Edgar Degas, “A Grecian Dance”

Finding That Perfect Shoe

When I first came to The School of Pennsylvania Ballet in September, my teacher, Miss Arantxa Ochoa, suggested that I start wearing Freed of London pointe shoes. 956 more words

Breaking in Pointe Shoes

Hi everyone!  Today’s post is all about how to break in your pointe shoes and prepare them for use.  In addition to breaking them in, I’ll include how to prepare them in every other way besides sewing (I just did a separate blog post and video on that), including labeling, hammering, bending, gluing, and more.   224 more words


Pointe Shoe Sewing

Hello everybody.  Today I finally bring to you my in-depth pointe shoe sewing tutorial for beginners or intermediate sewers who need a refresher.

I know this has been long awaited, so let’s jump right into it. 63 more words