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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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Pointe Shoes | Snapped

Pointe Shoes | Snapped Pointe shoes are essential if you’re a professional classical ballet dancer. They elongate the line of a dancer but they don’t last long, they are often made to measure and they still require a lot of preparation & sewing before they are worn – for perhaps only one Act of a ballet. […]

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Ballet Business : Pointe shoes deconstructed

It’s Not Magic; it’s linen & often flour It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine*, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, coarse linen, satin, papier-mâché, held together with glue of a secret formula. You may have seen dancers strutting about, […]

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