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Pointe shoes (aka toe shoes) are shoes that we ballerinas wear to enhance our performance. Contrary to popular opinion, Pointe shoes are not made out of wood, but of paper mache. The shoes give the illusion that we are on our toes, while in reality the shoes are supporting our weight and our toes are being cushioned by padding.
Pointe shoes are not comfortable, though, and many blisters, bunions, and foot injuries come from dancing "en Pointe." To be able to dance on Pointe you must have had several years of dance and very strong ankles.


"If you are asking what Pointe shoes are then they are ballet shoes elevated to look like ballerinas where dancing on clouds. If you're asking what Pointe shoes do, they elevate a dancer to full pointe." -Dancecrazed
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What is ballet called when it's not en pointe?

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Are demi pointe shoes safe?

Hi, Demi-Pointe shoes are safe as long as they are used correctly! They are not to be used to go on pointe in, demi-pointe shoes are designed to allow budding ballet dancers who are strengthening their ankles to experience the sensation of pointe shoes!


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Demi pointe shoes are very flexible pointe shoes that don't allow you to go on pointe, but they help you get used to the feel of real pointe shoes.


Are pointe shoes worn in ballet?

Yes. In fact, ballet is the reason pointe shoes were invented.


Can you do pointe with demi pointe shoes?

It is physically possible...BUT... do not do it. It can break toes, feet, and possibly mess up tendens and muscles in the process. It also hurts. If you want to go onto pointe then you need to buy a real pair of pointe shoes. They are usually cheaper online. NO! DO NOT TRY THIS! This can break your feet. Demi pointe shoes are for demi pointe. Pointe shoes are for pointe. ANSWER 2 Hi, Demi-pointe shoes are used so that you can experience the sensations of pointe shoes without going on pointe. THEY ARE NOT FOR GOING ON POINTE IN! If you are only wearing demi-pointe shoes then your instructor obviously does not feel you ankles are strong enough for pointe work yet. If you do this then you face the chance of never being able to go on pointe because you have damaged you feet. So stick to demi pointe shoes for demi pointe and wait a while until your ankles are strong enough to go on pointe! PS you should never go on pointe before you are 12 as research has shown that the joints etc. in your feet have not fully developed!


Can you get size 1 pointe shoes?

yes you can at the size 1 pointe shoe shop that specialises in size 1 pointe shoes in honululu


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What does ballerinas shoes called?

Ballet shoes or Pointe shoes


Can boys dance in pointe shoes?

Yes, although pointe is not as common as demi-pointe for males. I have seen a few males in pointe shoes (white, not pink), but I think most males prefer demi-pointe.


What is the real name of ballet shoes?

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What is pointe in ballet?

It means to go on pointe shoes or tip-toes.


What are pre pointe shoes?

Pre pointe shoes are toe shoes with a soft shank. u may go up on these shoes but not enough for full support.


What is another name for ballet shoes?

pointe shoes. toe shoes.


Is there a difference between toe shoes and pointe shoes?

Technically, no. Pointe shoes is the correct term used in all ballet companies and methods of training, whereas toe shoes is usually what an outsider or non- dancer says when he or she mean pointe shoes.


Do pointe shoes need to be broken in or can you buy prebroken in shoes such as gaynor minden for comfort and durability?

No, you need to break in your pointe shoes yourself. Anaheim Ballet offers a video on breaking in pointe shoes. Just type Anaheim Ballet The Point, or just type in breaking in pointe shoes and videos should pop up based on that. Shutting your pointe shoes in a door helps. Good luck!


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