On my soapbox today! Let me start this post with a debt of gratitude to all the wonderful customers that shop and are loyal to Mary Ann’s Dance and More as well as the studios and school teachers that encourage shopping with us. I personally love owning/operating my business every day. What concerns me most is why a studio chooses to purchase items online or through a studio vendor when they are on average no more than 20 minutes away from our dance store that stocks that ite
Pardon me while I get on my soapbox...I've gotten several calls to fit girls younger than 9 for pointe shoes. Yes, pointe shoes, not ballet shoes - "for fun so she can dance on her toes!" There is a huge difference between pointe shoes and ballet shoes. Did you know that 1. if the growth plate isn't mature, there is potential for injury? 2. many years of ballet training is needed before even considering moving to pointe? Please be aware, that I will never fit anyone for point
Tips to have a successful pointe shoe fitting: 1. Please wear something comfortable that you are able to move freely in. 2. Convertible tights are helpful-do not wear full footed tights as we will need to examine your bare feet. 3. Make sure your toenails are neatly clipped (DO NOT CUT THEM the day before or the day of your appointment) & your feet are clean. 4. If you have had a pair of pointe shoes before please bring your most recent pair, this will help us in finding
The Wrong Pointe Shoe Can... · Cause pain, bruised toenails, or even bunions. · Be challenging to pad correctly. · Twist in the shank. · Allow the dancer to sink down into her shoes. · Force all weight on the big toes. · Prevent the dancer from getting over her box. · Force the dancer to stand sickled or pronated.