Each generation of female dancers has developed skills to mould their pointe shoes. These skills support the interaction between the individual dancer’s technique and her shoe. But as pointe shoe production and styles have improved, and shoes require less preparation and care to prolong their life span, the skills of past generations were nearly lost. Today many of these traditional skills have been revised, revisited and reworked by our current generation of female artists.
Join members of the medical team to learn simple, effective and time-honoured skills to mould your pointe shoes and support your feet, and discuss how these skills support the dancer’s foot.
for dance students age 15 and over with 2+ years pointe experience, dance teachers and allied health professionals working with dancers.
Participants who do not fit these requirements will be unable to attend. The name, gender and date of birth of each participant is required at the time of booking.
Pointe shoe workshop proudly supported by Bloch
Venues and times
Sunday 24 February for dance students
3.30pm to 5pm in the QPAC rehearsal room
Monday 25 February for dance teachers
3pm to 4.30pm TBC
For the workshop on Monday 25 February, Paula will be assisted by Physiotherapist Sophie Emery.
Dance students $35 per person
Dance teachers $40 per person
Click on the 'book now' link above
1300 369 741 (cost of local call)
The Australian Ballet accepts MasterCard and Visa. Please make cheques payable to The Australian Ballet.
For security purposes and in case of an emergency, the names of all participants will be required at the time of booking.
Here's some important info you need to know before attending Pointe shoe workshop:
- So we can commence on time please arrive at Stage Door at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.
- Bring a pair of already worn pointe shoes and, if possible, a brand new pair, as well as shoe ribbons, a sewing kit, a Stanley knife and any items you choose to wear with your pointe shoes (lamb’s wool, spacers etc.)
- Wear comfortable attire and ensure if wearing ballet tights that they allow the feet to be bare as well as covered
- No cameras permitted
- Please complete relevant information on the Participant Information Form and bring it along with your ticket
If you have questions about this event or need to communicate any changes about the person/s attending, please phone The Australian Ballet Customer Services Team on 1300 369 741 (cost of a local call).