The Perfect Pointe Book

All The Tips, Tricks And Exercises You Need To Know About Starting En Pointe

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Dear Lisa,

I purchased The Perfect Pointe Book and wanted to thank you for the foot exercises and all the tips and answers to questions in the Ballet Blog.  I also like the videos!!  You have been so much help to me and my feet.

Thanks, Tessa


Dear Lisa

Thank you so much for the wonderful workshops. I really loved them! I truly think they helped so much and they really made me think in a different way. I will try very hard to do the exercises and follow the book. Thanks again!

From Lena W

I wish I had had this book when I first started!

Hi Lisa
Going great with the course….have been doing the exercises for about 3 weeks now and really notice a difference. I feel so much stronger en pointe and my feet are getting more flexible. I haven’t got the best arches ever so have always felt I had “bad feet”. Not only have I got a better pointe but I am now actually pointing my feet correctly! I have always pointed from my toes as I have a low arch, but now I am really working on lengthening the toes and using the right muscles – its hard to correct a habit of a lifetime, but I’m working on it! I do experience a lot of pain in my achilles, especially going onto demi-pointe, but I assume this is from not lengthening my toes when pointing…
Its really great to know exactly what is going on and the correct muscles you should be working. I wish I had had this book when I first started!
Thanks for everything 🙂

How To Break In Your Pointe Shoes

I am often asked how to break in pointe shoes. Many girls are a little scared to do it as they are afraid of breaking the shoe and then having to go out and buy a new pair! This video will show you that there is really nothing to be worried about. It will help you to break in your shoes effectively!

Exercises For Pointe Work – Clams And Piriformis Stretches


A short video to show you a fantastic way of strengthening and lengthening your turout muscles!

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How To Fit Pointe Shoes

Ever wondered why some girls look like their shoes were made for them? It is all in knowing what to look for whern you fit your shoes. Follow this video to get a great pair next time!
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