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How To Sew Elastic On Ballet Pointe Shoes!


For ballet dancers, pointe shoes are an essential part of their performance attire. They provide the support and flexibility needed to execute difficult ballet movements. Proper fitting of the shoes is crucial, besides having ribbons on the shoes, another important element of this is sewing elastic to the shoes. Sewing elastic on pointe shoes ensures a secure fit, preventing the shoes from slipping off during a performance.  In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps on how to sew elastic onto ballet pointe shoes. Tools and materials For this DIY, you need the following tools and materials: Pointe shoes Elastic Mesh (usually 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch width.  Available on our website.  Thread (matching the colour of the pointe shoes) Sewing needle Scissors The sewing process onto the Pointe Shoes Follow these steps for the perfect results on how to sew elastic on ballet pointe shoes:  Measure the elastic so you have the correct length Pin...

How To Tie Pointe Shoes

How to tie pointe shoes


This Turning Pointe UAE video is to help students tie the ribbons of their ballet shoes correctly, whether it’s with ballet flats, soft pointes or pointe shoes, the ribbons are tied in the same way.

classical ballet bun tutorial

How to make a classical ballet bun


This tutorial video by Turning Pointe UAE is to assist dancers with long hair in how to create a secure Bun or Chignon. We hope this helps you.

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Notes from the Ballerina’s diet diaries


If you've ever wondered about how important good eating habits are in the world of Ballet, we've got two words for you: A LOT!. In the world of professional Ballet Dancing, Ballerinas are often on their feet, training for anywhere between 4 to 8 hours a day. On average, this...

beginner ballet for adults

How old is too old to start Ballet?


It’s never too late to start learning ballet, just as it’s never too late to start learning a language.  The main thing you should ask yourself is why do you want to start learning ballet now and if those goals are realistic and achievable then go for it. The majority of ballet classes for beginners are offered to under 6yr olds or over 30yr olds! There’s not much on offer to those in between and yet the question most often comes from 12 – 16yr olds! For the teens who are late starters, we understand it can be a tough age to start. It’s easy to compare yourself to friends that have been dancing for years, maybe they are already on pointe, and you’re either going to stand at the back of their class and be completely lost or find yourself in a beginner's ballet class standing next to a 7yr old,...

5 ballet facts

5 Must Know Ballet Facts


Ballet is one of the oldest forms of organized dancing, originating in the Italian Renaissance courts back in the 15th century. It illuminated the dancers so they appeared sophisticated, elegant and cultivated. The beauty of ballet is truly inspiring, it is a wondrous display of art, grace and elegance that is showcased in a completely effortless manner. With such a rich history, there are a few interesting Ballet facts worthy to learn about! #1 Ballet originated as a completely different dance form Ballet originated in Italy back in the 15th century, the term “Ballet” and the stem “Ball” come from the Italian word Ballere which means To Dance. Originally ballet was danced in the royal court and comprised of small hops, slides, curtsies, promenades and gentle turns as dancers wore extravagantly regulated clothing such as massive headdresses, masks and formal gowns. Such restrictive clothing was beautiful to look at but very difficult...

5 beginner ballet moves

5 Basic ballet moves for beginners


Ballet is an intricate art that can be overwhelming for beginners. There are many different positions that potential dancers think can be accomplished, however, immense amounts of practice and motivation is required to master every step. All forms of Ballet are used to represent emotions, a story and character whilst also allowing the dancers to build flexibility, strength and showcase grace. Mastering one position helps young dancers to build a foundation which makes it much easier to pick up the style of the other steps. The five basic feet positions (beginner ballet moves) to start the journey of mastering the art of Ballet are as follows:  5 beginner ballet moves 1st Position Ballet Moves  1st position of the feet in ballet is the easiest of the basic ballet positions where a dancer is standing with their heels together, and toes facing equally out to either sides. For a young beginner, the heels need to touch each other, whereas, for an advanced dancer, no...