Pointe Shoe Preparation Videos

Advice about preparing and caring for your pointe shoes is given at time of fitting and to complement this, La Danse has a dedicated YouTube channel with a comprehensive guide to these processes.

Created by our pointe shoe fitter Britt, this 9 part video series offers a complete guide to preparing and caring for your new pointe shoes.

Topics covered are:

  • Ribbon and elastic placement,
  • Ribbon and elastic sewing
  • Protecting the platform, informed choices
  • Attaching suede tips
  • Darning pointe shoes
  • Breaking in pointe shoes
  • Preparing soft blocks
  • Storing and caring for pointe shoes
  • Essential sewing skills for dancers

If you have any questions or requests for future videos, please feel free to ask in the comments or message Britt directly.