Thursday, August 15, 2013

How To Tie Pointe Shoe Ribbons.


Those ribbons and elastics sewn on yet? Here's the post from last week with the how tos; click here.

Here is a tutorial for how to tie on your pointe shoe ribbons.



Don't worry if your first few tries feel awkward. You'll get it!

Don't be in a rush to trim your ribbon ends. Make sure you get comfortable with tying them first. Some dancers, for various reasons, will switch their shoes back and forth from each foot. So make sure you are happy with how each individual shoe fits on each foot.

To help with fraying of ribbon ends it is recommended to lightly burn them. This should be done under adult supervision or by an adult. Using a match, lighter or lit candle, quickly run the very end of the ribbon across the flame. It doesn't take much to get the desired result. Burn too much and you will have a big, hard, jagged piece to contend with.

Once you have the ribbons and elastics sewn on go ahead and practice tying. Remember, do not try to go onto full pointe in your pre-pointe or demi-pointe shoes. This can result in serious injury.

Happy tying!

Please feel free to ask me any questions.

Enjoy the dance that is life!

~Miss Erin

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