News

Pointe Shoe Fitting for Narrow Feet

Josephine Lee ballet dance pointe pointe shoe fitting pointe shoes professional pointe shoe fitting the pointe shop

Pointe Shoe Fitting for Narrow Feet

Do you have narrow feet? Watch this week's pointe shoe fitting video on narrow feet. Josephine Lee is fitting at Legacy Ballet Academy in Phoenix, Arizona this week.

Read more →


Hard Shank vs. Soft Shank

Josephine Lee

Pointe shoe shanks can range from feather soft to rock hard. And most dancers can wear a few different shank strengths. Find out whether a hard shank or soft shank is right for you! Hard Shank:   Soft Shank:

Read more →


Dos and Don’ts For Your First Pointe Shoes

Josephine Lee

Dos and Don’ts For Your First Pointe Shoes

Going en pointe for the first time is one of the most exciting times in a dancer’s career. But it can also be confusing without proper guidance. We want to make sure you are off on the right track and set you up for success. DO get approval from a professional. Going en pointe can be dangerous and dancers must display proper technique as well as strength and maturity in order to handle the rigorous work load ahead. Getting approval from your ballet teacher is sufficient, but getting approval from a doctor is also recommended. While there is no specific...

Read more →


5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Summer Intensive for You

Josephine Lee

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Summer Intensive for You

By now, you finished most of your auditions and have heard back from most of your programs. Some of you know exactly where you want to go. But many of you are still not sure which program is best for you. Here are some things to consider to narrow down your choices: Consider location: Going out-of-state for an intensive can be intimidating for dancers and parents. Make sure you are comfortable going away especially because most programs only allow a limited amount of contact with parents. A couple things to consider in choosing a location are: Housing: Some programs offer...

Read more →


5 Dangerous Mistakes Ballet Dancers Make

Josephine Lee

Ballet dancers may suffer more injuries than any other athlete. As Professional Fitters, we see a lot of mistakes dancers make that contribute to injuries. Here are the 5 most common mistakes you may be making: Curling toes: We see a ton of dancers who curl their toes in tendu in our initial bare feet assessment. This is something you may be getting away in ballet class because it’s hard to tell your curling your toes in ballet slippers. Dancers not only need to use muscles in their lower legs to dance en pointe, we need to use the small...

Read more →