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4 Ways to Keep Pointe Shoe Ribbons Tucked In

Updated: Feb 3, 2022


Did you know that a ribbon peeking out is detrimental to your success in auditions? A simple mistake with your ribbons can cause a fast rejection. When a ribbon pops out it shows the dancer isn't mindful of details, doesn't have an understanding of the technique, & cannot follow directions. Here are 4 easy ways to prevent a simple ribbon mishap from ruining your auditions.


1. Use elastic ribbons

This is an excellent option for class. Elastic ribbons also prevent tendonitis in the Achilles because they don't put added pressure on the tendon. The extra give in the elastic ribbons help keep them in place while moving. There are two different types of elastic ribbons: Stretch ribbons are extremely stretchy the entire length. Elastic ribbons have a more traditional look. These are ribbons with a small elastic insert that is hidden at the back of the ankle.