Pointe Book

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The Pointe Book is the only book to include an extensive explanation of pointe shoe fitting, preparing, and maintenance. Interviews with dancers Larissa Ponomarenko, Paloma Herrera, and Marisa Soltis reveal different personal and highly evolved methods of breaking in and taking care of pointe shoes. One will find, as well, a complete discussion of the foot's anatomy, of the pointe shoe itself, pointe-related injuries and their remedies, and an historical review of the pointe shoe. The Pointe Book, Revised Edition...
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Overview

The Pointe Book is the only book to include an extensive explanation of pointe shoe fitting, preparing, and maintenance. Interviews with dancers Larissa Ponomarenko, Paloma Herrera, and Marisa Soltis reveal different personal and highly evolved methods of breaking in and taking care of pointe shoes. One will find, as well, a complete discussion of the foot's anatomy, of the pointe shoe itself, pointe-related injuries and their remedies, and an historical review of the pointe shoe. The Pointe Book, Revised Edition lays out the basics of teaching pointe, comparing proven teaching methods. All levels of pointe technique classes are sampled from schools around the US to create an authoritative syllabus for teachers and students alike.

Studies the development of pointe shoes and the technique of pointe dancing, an artistic innovation that allowed female dancers to carry ballet to new heights of virtuosity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871272041
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 174
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1 A Brief History of Pointe Dancing 1
2 The Foot and Pointe Shoe Making Process 8
3 The Pointe Shoe Fitting Process 19
4 Preparing and Caring for Pointe Shoes 32
5 Custom Ordering Pointe Shoes 47
6 Profiles of Pointe Shoe Makers and Sellers 50
7 Basics of Teaching Pointe 71
8 Profiles of Pointe Training Methods 89
9 Sample Pointe Classes 103
10 Pointe-related Injuries and Their Remedies 133
11 Conversations on Pointe 171
Bibliography 175
Index 180
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Wonderful

    This book gives a lot of good advise in ways and is a good book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    Powerful Pointe Prospect

    This book is excellent. After 13 years of dance and 5 years of pointe there are things in this vook that I didn't know. Its perfect for the dancer or for someone who just wants to learn about pointe. All the information is accuate and well organized. The book holds your attention. Its also a great review book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    Very informative!!

    This book is great. Espescially for those beginning on pointe. It tells everything from how to break in your new shoes,what shoes to get, to how to take care of them. This really is a great book. And very interesting. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2000

    Wonderful!

    When I was first starting pointe I got this book. It helped me alot! It helped me prevent injuries, and if I got them how to treat them. It has alot of much needed infomation. I would recommend this book to anyone, beginners through professionals. It is a wonderful guide through the pointe experience!!!

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