A complete examination of the pointe technique and pointe shoes is provided in this guide. Dancers tired of their pointe
shoes wearing out too quickly benefit from a thorough explanation of the shoemaking process, and the book includes tips
that show how to best fit, care for, and custom order toe shoes. Interviews with ballet stars reveal their highly
evolved but proven methods of caring for pointe shoes, while the basics of the pointe technique, different methods, and
its history are also discussed. With a handy reference on pointe-related injuries and their remedies, this new edition
also offers the latest information on contemporary designs, materials, products, and suppliers. A sampling of pointe
technique schools around the country offers an authoritative syllabus for teachers and students alike.