Pointe Shoes
Tips & Tricks for Choosing, Tuning & Care

By Angela Reinhardt
February 2008
Dance Books Ltd
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781852731151
109 pages, Illustrated, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
$29.50 paper original

Graceful technique and perfect execution are only possible with perfectly fitting pointe shoes. For the first time in print, ballerina Angela Reinhardt has put together over 100 tips and tricks for complete personal pointe shoe tuning, for beginners, students and professionals.

Over 280 colour illustrations show how to modify shoes step-by-step, using scissors, needle and thread, hot water and elastic, to adapt them perfectly to the foot and to all types of floor surface, and to help them last as long as possible.As well as tips on choosing, modification and upkeep, this lovingly and meticulously prepared book contains worthwhile information on the history and manufacture of pointe shoes and valuable suggestions for foot fitness.

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