On Your Toes Pointe Shoe Fittings
A Student’s Introduction to entry level pointe
Every young ballerina’s dream is: “when can I stand on my toes?” All teachers take great pride in caring for and developing their young ballerinas. Taking them through the training period to build knowledge and strength is essential to the process of going “en pointe.”
Expert Corrective Fitting
Knowing how a pointe shoe should feel, what a pointe shoe is made of, and what shoe will be the best fit for the individual dancer are great concerns. Having an expert corrective fitter, like those at On Your Toes, is your best choice for finding your new pair of pointe shoes.
Pointe Shoe Educational Sessions
We at On Your Toes provide a unique educational session for every new ballerina. The session gives the young dancer, along with her family and teacher, detailed information about pointe shoes. Information provided in a session includes manufacturing technologies, descriptions of the design and components of pointe shoes, and the latest medical information to prevent injury. And, of course, we fit the proper shoe for the individual dancer according to her strengths, level of training, and foot screenings.
Keeping Up With Innovation
Because information is constantly being developed and discovered, not every dancer is aware of all of the changes. Laynie Terban, President of On Your Toes Dancewear, educated herself to become the “Pointe Professor and Corrective Fitter.” You can rely on her to pass on the knowledge she has acquired. Additionally, she continues to expand her knowledge with all her manufacturers through seminars about innovations in the creation, research and testing of products.