Dancers should NEVER purchase pointe shoes online. Dancers should be evaluated for pointe shoe readiness by their 3-D Dance ballet instructor and professionally fitted for each pair of pointe shoes. When a dancers finds the "perfect pair" of pointe shoes, chances are, by the time they need a new pair, their growing foot has changed and the dancer will require an entirely different shoe.
Please know that placing students en pointe is something that we take very seriously, for the protection of your dancer and their development. Below are the resources for parents of students who are preparing for their pointe shoe evaluation at 3-D Dance.
The basis of earning pointe shoes is the ability to solidly perform all the techniques in demi-pointé before proceeding to full pointe.
This is such a big and important question. It is one of hardest questions ballet teachers face. We don’t want to put them on pointe too early because they can really injure themselves. Ideally, the basis of going en pointe is the ability to solidly perform all the techniques in demi-pointé before proceeding to full pointe.