Haley Hilton is a young woman with fair skin and blonde hair, holding two massage tools for physical therapy.

Begin Again: Injuries—Gosh Dang It!

I would very much like to go back eight months in time and beg that naive version of myself to meet with a physical therapist before diving back into rigorous training. How I’m moving forward while managing an injury is this month’s topic.

Two feet stand on pointe in second positon

Begin Again: Finding My Perfect Pointe Shoe

Raise your hand if you knew that the shape of your feet can change over time. If you did, you’re smarter than me and I respect that. If you didn’t, welcome to the club! After nine years off of dancing, the last thing I anticipated to be a problem in my training was my feet. […]

Should You Try a Virtual Pointe Shoe Fitting?

Hopefully, a regular routine of living room relevés is keeping your pointework alive during the social distancing era. Now there’s one more thing you can do from home: get fitted for pointe shoes. But should you forgo an in-person fitting? Discount Dance Supply started planning its Virtual Pointe Fitting program about six months ago, long […]

There’s a New Pointe Shoe Designed Specifically for Men

As ballet’s gender roles grow increasingly blurred, more men than ever are reaching new heights: the tips of their toes. It’s no longer just Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and the few pointe-clad male character parts, like in Cinderella or Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream. Some male dancers are starting to experiment with pointe […]

Our 8 Best Pointe Shoe Hacks

It turns out that TikTok is good for more than just viral dance challenges. Case in point: We recently stumbled across this genius pointe shoe hack for dancers with narrow heels. what I expected to go viral on TikTok for:-my cat that can do backflips-video of the dog cafe I live across from… https://t.co/QQHqOOwxsQ — […]

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