• The Rock School's 5 Tips for Perfect Pirouettes
    The Rock School’s 5 Tips for Perfect Pirouettes

      At The Rock School for Dance Education we are as well-known for producing astounding, technically proficient dancers as we are for being the go-to place for perfecting pirouettes. Perfect pirouettes have always been a staple in...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Your Questions Answered: Pointe Shoe Holes
    Q & A: What Are These Holes in My Pointe Shoes?

      I recently found an old pair of pointe shoes in my closet and noticed that there were a bunch of tiny holes through the tops and the sides of my shoes. I looked inside only to...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Softening Pointe Shoes with Purel

    My favorite trick to break in stiff pointe shoes is to use Purel to soften them! I always apply a dollop to my pointe shoe around my bunion area, and this softens my box to make my shoes flexible and quiet. Since Purel...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Meeting Leslie Caron

    I was lucky enough to meet the one and only Leslie Caron! You may know her as the original Lise in An American In Paris, the 1951 Feature film starring Gene Kelly. She came to New York...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • My Pointe Shoe Story – From Beginner to Airess

    From Dance Informa Do you remember your first pointe shoe fitting and your first pointe class? Although it was uncomfortable and unconventional, it was so magical to dance on your toes. Your shoes were shiny, new and so pretty...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Mimi Tompkins – Pointe Shoes

    I consider pointe shoes as important as my feet! In order to function properly, my feet and the shoes need to be cohesive. The art of getting the shoe to mold to the foot can take years...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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