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12008 southshore pointe drive
midlothian, va 23112
804.639.4215
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sat: 10am - 4pm
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new to dance? seasoned pro that just needs a new perspective?

check out these tips and tricks whether you need help getting prepared for class or that big performance!

anatomy of a pointe shoe (capezio)
also learn one method of sewing ribbons & elastics on your pointe shoes (compliments of capezio)

anatomy of a pointe shoe (russian pointe)
(compliments of russian pointe)

are you ready to go en pointe?
it's a big, exciting step in a dancer's life! but are you ready? (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - how should pointe shoes fit?
it's essential that pointe shoes are properly fit by an expert (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - interview with dance specialist - part 1
dr. lisa schoene discusses readiness for the beginning pointe shoe student (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - interview with dance specialist - part 2
dr. lisa schoene discusses readiness for the beginning pointe shoe student (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - parent/teacher roles
get involved for the best possible fit! (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - preparing for the fitting
got that appointment set? here's how you can prepare for your fitting (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - professional fittings
why the need for a professional fitting? read more about what to expect at a fitting along with some 'words to know' (compliments of russian pointe)

beginning pointe students - shopping list
everything you need to go en pointe (compliments of russian pointe)

check us out! drn magazine february 2012
marti & catherine were featured in "whatever it takes to fit a pointe shoe" in the february 2012 issue of drn magazine. the exclusive article on pointe dance boutique highlights our pointe shoe fitting techniques and expertise!

check us out! drn magazine june 2011
the article "checkout charm" in the june 2011 issue of dance retailer news, the magazine for the dance retail community, is an exclusive article about the cash wrap here in our boutique - that we custom built!

check us out! drn magazine november 2010
our website was featured in the article "winning websites" in the november 2010 issue of dance retailer news, the magazine for the dance retail community!

check us out! grishko retailer newsletter october 2011
pointe dance boutique & stavna ballet were mentioned in the october 2011 grishko retailer newsletter! we are honored to offer our support, services and ‘the goods’ to stavna ballet!

dance camp checklist
packing your bags for a summer intensive dance or theater program? use this handy checklist!

essential exercises for the feet - part 1
getting ready for pointe, or just working to strengthen? grab your exercise band from pointe dance boutique and get working! (compliments of russian pointe)

essential exercises for the feet - part 2
getting ready for pointe, or just working to strengthen? grab your exercise band from pointe dance boutique and get working! (compliments of russian pointe)

fitting a ballet shoe
anatomy of a ballet shoe, fitting guidelines and one technique to sew elastic on your ballet shoe (compliments of capezio)

glossary of pointe shoes
(compliments of russian pointe)

how often should pointe shoes be replaced?
did you know pointe shoes have a relatively short life span? (compliments of russian pointe)

how to apply false eyelashes
adapted from www.about.com

how to darn pointe shoes
an interesting long forgotten technique to extend the satin life of the platform on a pointe shoe (adapted from wikihow.com)

how to dye pointe shoes
just one of various methods, this one adapted from www.ehow.com

how to make a bun - pointe dance boutique 'bun class' method
attend a free bun making class class at pointe! call or email us for details!

how to make a bun - whirl-a-style classic method
three ways to create a classic bun

how to make a bun - whirl-a-style tool
whirl-a-style tools are available at pointe of course!

how to paint leather shoes
take your kicks from dull to "daaaaaymn"!

how to sew ribbons & elastics on pointe shoes
just one method of many! (compliments of russian pointe)

how to use jet glue on pointe shoes
jet glue for pointe shoes may help extend the life of your pointe shoes. it's available here at pointe and here's how to use it!

performance survival kit checklist
come in and let us help you create your own ‘perfomance survival kit’ with hair nets & pins, extra tights, stage makeup, pointe shoe accessories and more!

spacers - how do they affect pointe shoe fitting?
when you wear spacers, the overall shape and size of your toes changes! (compliments of russian pointe)

spacers - when to use them?
should you use spacers in your pointe shoes? not everyone needs them! (compliments of russian pointe)

taking care of overworked feet
local instructor and professional dancer nicole mickey shaver shares her tips for taking care of overworked feet (adapted from her website www.danceteachersdream.com)




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