What Kinds of Pointe Shoes Do Professionals Have?

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There are many kinds of pointe shoes on the market today for professional ballet dancers. The best compliment a ballet dancer can hear is that they look like they're floating on air. Learn all about the different kinds of pointe shoes that professional ballet dancers wear with tips from a professional ballet dancer and teacher in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Linda Giancaspro. And welcome to what types of pointe shoes do professionals wear. There are many types of pointe shoes on the market today. The first pointe shoe was worn by French-Italian ballerina, Marie Taglioni. Her introduction to pointe changed the ballet stage forever. There are many choices. Today a compliment that professionals would love to have, is that you're floating through the air. And this is what a pointe show will do for a ballet dancer's performance. Dancing on the very tip of your toe, gives a sensation of floating through the air. A compliment that professional dancers strive for today. Here are eight of the most popular brands of pointe shoes on the market. Bloch, Capezio, Freed, Gaynor Minden, Grishko, Mirella, Russian and Sansha. Thank you for watching, hope you enjoyed what types of pointe shoes do professionals wear.


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