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Getting Your Ballet Slippers Ready for Class

Getting Your Ballet Slippers Ready for Class

Article by Kaiva Berzina

The main and most important job when you have just bought a new pair of ballet slippers is to sew on the elastics and/or ribbons. This is a chore disliked by all dancers. To determine where the elastics or ribbons should be attached fold inwards the heel of the shoe, this will form a triangle. The heel makes the triangle top angle and the two lower angles at the sides of the ballet shoe are the points where it is the perfect place to attach the elastic or the ribbon (or both).

When you have decided to attach only elastics to your ballet slippers, it is best to have two pieces with the elastics that make a cross over the arch of your foot. But also one elastic with both sides sewn on opposite sides of the slipper will do its job. If you choose to have just one elastic look for a wider one, as a thin one won’t offer the needed support. To correctly sew on the ribbon, make sure, that the ribbons have their shiny side facing outwards. Allow the ribbon or elastic band to overlap with the inner lining of the shoe, and when sewing aim to make a full rectangle. Double up the thread you use to make the fit more secure (A video here http://balletslipperspro.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/video-how-to-sew-elastics-and-ribbons-on-ballet-slippers/ shows this done). Make sure that you choose ribbons and elastics in the color that your slippers are in!

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14k Gold Necklace Charm Pendant, Ballet Slippers With Pink Enamel

14k Gold Necklace Charm Pendant, Ballet Slippers With Pink Enamel

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Q&A: Is it okay to wear ballet slippers to and from ballet class?

Question by : Is it okay to wear ballet slippers to and from ballet class?
My son is starting ballet class and we ordered him some toddler ballet shoes. Is it okay for him to wear them across our apartment parking lot to the car, then from the car across the gym’s parking lot into the gym? Or should he wear his normal shoes, then change at the gym? He’ll be wearing knee high black socks under the slippers; I wasn’t sure if that mattered. Thanks!

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Blue ballet slippers

A few nice ballet images:

Blue ballet slippers
ballet terms

Image by sldownard
Working variegated yarn from two balls turned out to work surprisingly neatly in terms of color match-ups. That said, they seem a bit flimsy, I thought the yarn was bulkier than it turns out to have been, and so I don’t know how well they’re going to look once they’re felted.

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