Category: Reviews

Bob Rizzo’s To the Pointe

I’m not sure why this DVD is called “Bob Rizzo’s” To the Pointe, because he doesn’t feature in it at all!   Instead, the whole DVD is presented by Michelle Benash. There’s nothing wrong with that – Michelle teaches at the...

Flyte Pointe Shoes

The Flyte certainly sounds like a good pointe shoe in theory. It was developed at the University of Wolverhampton by Dr Matt Wyon, a well-respected researcher who has worked with the English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet for many years. ...

Grishko 2007 Pointe Shoe Review

The number of positive reviews for this pointe shoe on the Discount Dance website is amazing.    There seems to be a lot of very satisfied Grishko customers out there!   So what’s so good about the shoe? One of the reasons...

Capulet Pointe Shoes

Another specialist in the “high-tech” arena – but more readily available than the Flyte! –  is Capulet. Their Juliet d3o pointe shoe uses d30, a synthetic material that is normally soft and cushiony, but locks on sudden movements (e.g. landing...

How Gaynor Mindens are different!

Gaynor Minden pointe shoes are very different to traditional shoes. This clip has a very good discussion on how, and why. Gaynor Mindens are highly controversial – dancers seem to love them or hate them, and some teachers simply won’t...

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