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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:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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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 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.

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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 Read more...

 
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