Parent’s Role

parent's role when going on pointe

What is the parent’s role in a pointe shoe fitting?

Support
Encourage your daughter to listen to the fitter’s questions and answer them as specifically as she can, and to speak up about any discomfort or questions she has. Talk with her ahead of time about how the shoes should feel: snug and supportive but not painful or pinching. Read more about how pointe shoes should fit.

Practice
Before the fitting, you might practice communication by teaching your daughter to point to the places where a shoe feels wrong, or to use her hands to demonstrate what her feet are feeling (the hands and feet have similar bone structure).

Prepare your daughter and facilitate communication when necessary. Otherwise, step back and be an observer during the fitting.

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