Pointe Book Shoes, Training and Technique

ISBN-10: 087127261X
ISBN-13: 9780871272614
Edition: 2nd 2004
List price: $21.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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. Book jacket.

Janice Barringeris a musical consultant for Stepping Tones Records in Los Angeles and has been spotlighted in the PBS Dance in America series. She has been on the faculty of the American Dance Center, Ballet Hispanico, Harkness House, and STEPS and is a columnist forPointe.Sarah Schlesingeris the former owner of the Capezio Dance Theatre Shops in Maryland and Delaware. She has extensive experience in fitting and repairing pointe shoes and is chair at the graduate musical theater writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. They both live in New York City.

Introduction
Preface
A Brief History of Pointe Dancing
The Foot and the Pointe Shoemaking Process
The Pointe Shoe Fitting Process
Size Charts
Preparing and Caring for Pointe Shoes
Shoe Accessories
The Shoe Master
Profiles of Pointe Shoemakers and Sellers
Pointe Shoe Characteristics
Basics of Teaching Pointe
Profiles of Pointe Training Methods
Sample Pointe Classes
Pointe-Related Injuries and Their Remedies
Conversations on Pointe
Bibliography
Index

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