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Janice Barringer danced professionally for more than twenty-five years, and now teaches, choreographs, writes and creates classroom CDs and instructional DVDs. She has written articles for Dancer, Po/nte, Dance, Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit magazines. She has served on the faculty of the American Dance Center, Ballet Hispanico, Hark-ness House, and Steps on Broadway, and is now a professor of dance at Pace University in New York City. Sarah Schlesinger has extensive experience fitting pointe shoes and solving pointe shoe-related problems as former owner of Capezio Dance Theater Shops in Maryland and Delaware. She is now Chairperson of the graduate musical theater writing program in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

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"""This book is especially recommended for ballet students, but will also appeal to those who are interested in the art form and fascinated by the seeming ease that the ballerina brings to working on pointe." "--Choice Magazine" "A must read for those who teach pointe work." "--Dance Teacher Now" "[This book] addresses nearly every question that you could think to ask about pointe shoes." " --Dance Magazine" "Detailing the shoemaking process, the comprehensive guide profiles major shoe manufacturers and the fundamentals of fitting, purchasing, and preparing pointe shoes. Interviews with leading dancers. choreographers, shoe fitterts, and medical professionals help demystify the mechanics of pointe dancing. This unusual resource is a fascinating yet essential tool for professional dancers, students, teachers, and ballerinas." "--Booklist" "An exceptionally worthwhile text for those caring for the health of professional dancers and for any dance student on pointe. Useful for parents, teachers, as well as dance enthusiasts." --Gigi Beradi, Western Washington State College, "The Journal of Dance Medicine and Science" "This remains the only book of its kind to focus exclusively on pointe shoes and techniques. A 'must' for any serious ballet teacher." "Library Bookwatch"" Detailing the shoemaking process, the comprehensive guide profiles major shoe manufacturers and the fundamentals of fitting, purchasing, and preparing pointe shoes. Interviews with leading dancers. choreographers, shoe fitterts, and medical professionals help demystify the mechanics of pointe dancing. This unusual resource is a fascinating yet essential tool for professional dancers, students, teachers, and ballerinas. "Booklist"" [This book] addresses nearly every question that you could think to ask about pointe shoes. "Dance Magazine"" A must read for those who teach pointe work. "Dance Teacher Now"" " "This book is especially recommended for ballet students, but will also appeal to those who are interested in the art form and fascinated by the seeming ease that the ballerina brings to working on pointe. "Choice Magazine"" An exceptionally worthwhile text for those caring for the health of professional dancers and for any dance student on pointe. Useful for parents, teachers, as well as dance enthusiasts. Gigi Beradi, Western Washington State College, "The Journal of Dance Medicine and Science""

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