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May

Pointe shoes- when should I go en pointe?

Graduating to the point of using a pointe is the dream of most ballet dancers, and even some gymnast, however, the use of Pointe shoes is not suitable for everyone. Most lady planning on going en pointe do have so many questions in their minds;

How old should I be before I can go en pointe?

Does the use of Pointe shoes hurt?

Can anyone with flat feet use pointe shoes?

Does Pointe workout hurts?

Why do some dancers using pointe develop blisters on their toes?

Will I get bunions when I start using pointe shoes?

How can I avoid injuries on my feet when I start using the shoes?

Why do I have to break in pointe shoes?

The answers to these questions lies in your ability to follow simple instructions when you are learning to use the pointe shoes. If you started using these shoes too early or you do not follow proper preparation methods, then your risks of injuries are higher. The best thing you should do before you start using these shoes is to find a mentor, who understands every requirements for ponte shoes, she will be able to determine the right time for you to start wearing the shoes, secondly, she will educate you on some of the things that can expose you to injuries, during and after the use of the shoes.

Having the proper training with pointe shoes, is as important as wearing the right type of shoes , in order to prevent injuries as a Ponte dancer.

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