Pointe Book: Shoes, Training and Technique / Edition 2

Pointe Book: Shoes, Training and Technique / Edition 2

by Janice Barringer, Sarah Schlesinger
     
 

The only book of its kind, this expanded Second Edition provides a thorough examination of pointe shoes and pointe technique. Dancers and students quickly benefit from the most current research that offers the latest information on hundreds of contemporary designs, materials, products, and suppliers. It illuminates the shoemaking process and gives advice about how to… See more details below

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The only book of its kind, this expanded Second Edition provides a thorough examination of pointe shoes and pointe technique. Dancers and students quickly benefit from the most current research that offers the latest information on hundreds of contemporary designs, materials, products, and suppliers. It illuminates the shoemaking process and gives advice about how to best fit, care for, and custom-order shoes. The basics of pointe readiness, pointe technique, different pointe methods, and the history of dancing on pointe are discussed. Includes an extensive reference to pointe-related injuries, their remedies, and medical and therapy facilities. The authors also provide eight authoritative pointe class syllabi for teachers and students, from the School of American Ballet's first day on pointe to American Ballet Theatre School's advanced class. In the last chapter, twelve prominent ballerinas talk about their shoes, how they found the perfect fit -- and the joy of dancing on pointe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871272614
Publisher:
Princeton Book Company
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
1A Brief History of Pointe Dancing1
2The Foot and Pointe Shoe Making Process8
3The Pointe Shoe Fitting Process19
4Preparing and Caring for Pointe Shoes32
5Custom Ordering Pointe Shoes47
6Profiles of Pointe Shoe Makers and Sellers50
7Basics of Teaching Pointe71
8Profiles of Pointe Training Methods89
9Sample Pointe Classes103
10Pointe-related Injuries and Their Remedies133
11Conversations on Pointe171
Bibliography175
Index180

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