WILL I NEED SHOES?
Yes, you’ll need flat ballet shoes. They come in many styles: split sole, full sole, canvas and leather to name a few, but it’s a personal preference. Canvas shoes are great, and the least expensive option, whereas leather shoes are more expensive and tend to stretch out. Professional ballet dancers typically wear flat shoes to take technique classes, and switch to their pointe shoes for rehearsal or pointe class. Here, we only wear flat shoes.
PLEASE SEW THE BALLET SHOE ”ELASTICS”.
Below is a link on how to sew your shoes. It is written for men, but it’s also the most effective method for professional female dancers. DO NOT TAPE THE DRAW STRING INSIDE YOUR SHOE. INSTEAD, TIE IT IN A SIMPLE KNOT AND CUT IT SO YOU HAVE ABOUT 1 INCH OF THE ELASTIC LEFT. YOU WILL TUCK THAT INTO YOUR SHOE.
How To Sew Your Ballet Shoes
There are many places to buy shoes and dancewear. We recommend The Dance Store, which is great for those of you who live near Robertson Blvd & the 10 Freeway. For an extra $5, The Dance Store will sew your elastics for you. If you live closer to North Hollywood, we recommend Capezio . PLEASE TELL THEM WE SENT YOU!