Misunderstood Concepts of Classical Ballet, Episode 1, shows the five positions of sur-le-coup-de-pied with commentary by Brooksher Ballet Artistic Director Natasha Brooksher and demonstration by Class 5 student, Molly Woodward.
The large variety of shoes available on the market can make the decision of what shoe to buy daunting, especially for the new pointe student. And each dancer’s foot is different, so no one make a model that works for everyone. An improperly fitting pointe shoe is detrimental to a dancer’s ability to correctly develop the muscles and may lead to injuries of the foot, ankle, knee or back. A properly fitting pointe shoe enhances the abilities of the dancer. Alterations to the structure of the shoe are often necessary, even with the large variety of pointe shoes available.