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Most people say it is Marie Taglioli. To learn more about pointe shoes, you should go to,, or!

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Q: Who was the person to make the first pair of pointe shoes?
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Is have Grishkos for your first pair of pointe shoes bad?

Everyone has differently shaped feet, so it just depends on the person. Grishkos often have harder shanks, which will make it more difficult for a beginning pointe student to get their arches all the way over the box. Grishkos are great pointe shoes, however, but they might not be right for you feet - go to a store and have yourself fitted for the right brand of pointe shoes if it's your first time.

How do you make your pointe shoes shiny?

Pointe shoes come shiny. If the shine in your pointe shoes is gone, it probably means it was a) worn out or b) rubbed off with a chemical. You can not make them shiny again. Purchase new ones. ;)

Are Bloch shoes a good first pointe shoe?

really any kind of pointe shoe is good just make sure u get fitted

How do you pancake your Pointe shoes?

Just get makeup that is your skin tone and cover the pointe shoes and the ribbons, make sure that you put it on evenly.

What science do you need to make pointe shoes?

To make pointe shoes both the physical and chemical science is needed. The shoes have to fit and come in various sizes, this is where physical science comes into perspective.

When were ballet pointe shoes invented?

Pointe shoes were invented when Marie Taglioni in about 1824. she was the first person to attempt pointework gracefully instead of an acrobatic stunt, along with ungraceful arm movements. She darned her soft slippers to make a little bit of support for her feet, but it provided not even a fraction of support that modern pointe shoes do. She didn't use wires like other "pointe" dancers, and her feet were extremely strong. The pointe shoe later evolved to use hardened paste and a box instead of darned soft slippers.

Can Rihanna do ballet?

I sawed her on pointe shoes in umbrella but her feet were wrong why to do it. she had to make the position of her feet better. i have been on pointe shoes for 5 months and my dance teacher taught me alot about pointe shoes. The music video for All American Girl. was like that too. Carrie Underwood was wearing pointe shoes. Her feet were WRONG! So the answer to that question is no. you should not be on pointe shoes without a permission of a ballet teacher. you must get fitted for pointe shoes. you don't want to much gap and space inbetween. your shoes cant be big or small

What is a substitute for pointe shoes?

There is none. You need to be professionally fiitted for pointe shoes. If money is an issue then I strongly suggest using the Jet box Glue which is used to make pointe shoes last longer. Search for them on the internet. I heard this helps a lot!

Which pointe shoes to buy?

I would suggest that you ask your ballet teacher for recommendations. It is important to get properly fitted as the best way to injure yourself is to have bad fitting pointe shoes. As makes go, I would suggest Grishko (2007 I would suggest, if you are a beginner on pointe). Grishko do have a website so look there. When buying pointe shoes, if possible try on Pro-Pads or Ouch Pouchs as they make wearing pointe shoes more comfortable. However, make sure you try your pointe shoes with them in otherwise you may find that they do not fit. Buying a pair of convertible tights helps in a ballet class if you are buying Ouch Pouchs or Pro- Pads but again make sure you try your pointe shoes on with these tights. I would not suggest buying pointe shoes online as you cannot try them on. Sources Personal Experience

Why do Dancers use pointe shoes?

Dancers use pointe shoes to make them look taller, give the thought that they are on their toes, to give their body a more graceful line.

How do they make colored pointe shoes?

They usually either dye the satin from the beginning or, in some professional companies, the pointe master or mistress will know how to dye them as ready made pointe shoes. If you use Grishko's, you can order them colored.

Why were pointe shoes created?

To make girls look like they were floating.

What kind of fabric do they use to make pointe shoes?

satin usually.

How can you make homemade pointe shoes?

ABSOLUTLEY NOT! It would be very dangerous. Pointe shoes allow a dancer to go up on her toes in ballet. Only under the recommendation of her instructors is a dancer who is at least 12 with very good ballet technique allowed to go en pointe! After recommendation of your instructor you go to a local dance store and you are fitted for your first pair of pointe shoes. The fitting may take very long because it is so crucial to get the perfect fit for your foot type. These pointe shoes are made of VERY special material by shoe-makers called cobblers. There is absolutely NO WAY you could make your own pointe shoes. You need very special machines and tools. I'm sorry, but yes you do need to spend about $45-90 every time you need a new pair of pointe shoes. There is no way around this, but you can buy Jet Box Glue to help your pointe shoes last longer. I heard this helps a lot! Many online dance stores carry them.

If you wear a women's size 7 in shoes what size would you wear in pointe shoes?

Hi, It is impossible to gauge what size you would be in pointe shoes. Some shoes are made big and some are made small. There are also other factors in the fitting of pointe shoes eg. width! The only way is to be professionally fitted at a dance store! Do not buy pointe shoes over the internet unless you are a professional dancer who knows exactly what size ,width and make she wears!

Why do ballerinas destroy the pointe shoes?

ive honestly never heard that pointe dancers destroy there pointe shoes... on purpose They don't destroy their pointe shoes. They tear of the satin to the tips so they don't slip and they make cut or peel the inside sole. This allows the shoes to break in the way the dancers want.

Did Anna Pavlova have much to do with inventing pointe shoes for classical ballet?

Fanny Bias was the first "recorded" ballerina to wear pointe shoes in Charles-Louis Didelot's ballet titled Flore et Zephire. Marie Taglioni then went on to make pointe a norm for all ballerinas. Her ballet shoes were flat shoes with a leather pointed toe. Anna Pavlova didn't actually invent the pointe shoe but she did add the leather sole to it to support her high arch. She is credited for making what is most similar to today's modern pointe shoe. I think at one time of her life she wore Capezios... not sure though.

What was invented first flat ballet shoes or point shoes?

Flat ballet shoes were invented first in the 1700's and pointe shoes were later made by the famous dancer Marie Taglioni' father, who wanted to make her a better dancer. Marie was not the first to wear them, but she was the first to use them as technique.

Where are ballet shoes made?

allover! different companies such as capezio, Freed and bloch make pointe shoes in their factories along with other acesories

How do you make point shoes at home?

The process of producing pointe shoes takes years of professional training. It is not something that may be done by an amateur.

What is good padding just for big toes in pointe shoes?

Use 'Lamb's Wool' toe pads, also, make sure your shoes are big enough to fit your feet. You might also want to try toe-taping your shoes. ( you can buy rolls at Wal-Mart ) If that does not work, consider getting new pointe shoes.

How do you get pionte shoes?

visit your local dance wear store and they should be able to fit you for pointe shoes. You can also order them online. Make sure your ballet instructor approves you to begin dancing en pointe before you purchase a pair though :)

Is the RAD demi pointe shoes for pointe work?

kind of.. demi point shoes are to make your feet stronger.. iv been on pointe for a while now, and my RAD teacher has just suggested that i purchase a pair of demi pointes (or soft blocks) i have strong feet, but this is what she explained to me: professional dancers dance on pointe.. so why do we dance all these years on flats or split soles? she says that professionals almost never dance on stage with flats, so in order to train our feet and not put them in total pain with pointe shoes.. we wear demi pointes.

How do you make your pointe shoes break in faster?

first, you should put your pointe shoes on, wet the box (just a little) and walk around so they will shape to your foot. to break them in you can gently bend the place in the shank where your arch is or in a door. to knock the sound out of them (so they wont make loud clanky sounds while dancing) you can beat them on concrete.

How old do you have to be in ballet to have pointe shoes?

The age that you start on pointe differs depending where you do ballet. Some schools even get girls as young as seven to go on pointe. Though I do not entirely agree with this as their legs are not developed or strong enough yet. It also can take up to 6 or so months once you get your pointe shoes (or even before) to complete training exercises to make sure you are ready and capable enough to go on pointe! It really all depends on a. how strong your legs are and b. when your teacher says she wants you to go on pointe! :D p.s. I started pointe at 11 :)