What is the teacher’s role in a pointe shoe fitting?
Teachers can help you find a reliable fitter, and some teachers arrange and/or attend first fittings for their students.
An expert pointe teacher knows how pointe shoes should fit and work with the feet, and that different dancers need different pointe models. Most teachers require students to bring their first pointe shoes for approval before wearing them; do not sew ribbons onto the shoes, or allow them to be worn or get soiled, before the teacher has approved them.
Along with you and the fitter, the teacher is an essential part of your daughter’s support team. When everyone works together, she has the best chance of success on pointe.