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The pointe book : shoes, training & technique

Author: Janice Barringer; Sarah Schlesinger
Publisher: Hightstown, NJ : Princeton Book Company, Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
A thorough examination of ballet pointe shoes and pointe techniques, giving advice on how to select the best fit, care for and custom-order shoes. Includes discussions of pointe readiness, technique, injuries, remedies, medical and therapy facilities.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Barringer; Sarah Schlesinger
ISBN: 9780871273574 0871273578 9780871273550 0871273551
OCLC Number: 853618957
Description: xviii, 350 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A brief history of pointe dancing --
2. The foot and the pointe shoemaking process --
3. The pointe shoe fitting process --
4. Pointe shoe size charts --
5. Preparing and caring for pointe shoes --
6. Shoe accessories --
7. The shoe master --
8. Profiles of pointe shoemakers and sellers --
9. Pointe shoe characteristics --
10. Basics of teaching pointe --
11. Profiles of pointe training methods --
12. Sample pointe classes --
13. Pointe-related injuries and their remedies --
14. Conversations on pointe --
15. Will pointe work be relevant in the twenty-first century?
Other Titles: Shoes, training, technique
Responsibility: Janice Barringer, Sarah Schlesinger.


The only book of its kind, rewritten throughout, takes the mystery out of buying and wearing pointe shoes. Includes an intensive look at pointe-related injuries and the relationship between a  Read more...
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An exceptionally worthwhile text for those caring for the health of professional dancers and for any dance student on pointe. Useful for parents, teachers, as well as dance enthusiasts. Gigi Beradi, Read more...

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