Ballet dancers wearing a purple tutu smiling at the camera

Parent Guide: Getting Dance Ready

If you are feeling confused about what to expect from dance classes or what dancewear to buy, this back-to-dance guide will take the hassle out of preparing your child for class.

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Pointe Shoe Pastes

Pointe Shoe Pastes

Pointe Shoe Pastes are a specially formulated glue-like substance, which is used in both the process of creating pointe shoes. BLOCH uses three different paste formulas to give you a variety of options.

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How To Do a Ballet Bun

How To Do a Ballet Bun

Not sure how to do a perfect bun? Follow these step-by-step instructions to help you make a secure bun for ballet. 

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How to maintain pointe shoes

How to maintain pointe shoes

Pointe shoes are a dancer's tool and so careful maintenance and preparation is key. We have all the care and maintenance tips you need, so you can enjoy your pointe shoes for longer.

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Two young dancers dancing en pointe at the barre being fitted for pointe shoes by a professional BLOCH pointe shoe fitting

What to expect at your first BLOCH pointe shoe fitting

Once your ballet teacher has given you the green light to begin your journey on pointe, it's time to book your BLOCH pointe shoe fitting — here’s what to expect at your first appointment.

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Isabella Boylston warming up at home wearing BLOCH Logo Wear and Warm-up Booties

How to dance from home

Here’s how to stay dancing whilst staying home – no studio required

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Ballet dancers David Hallberg and Polina Semionova dancing The Nutcracker

Top tips for preparing for your Nutcracker Christmas performance

The most enchanting period in a dancer’s calendar is fast approaching: Christmas performance season! Follow our complete guide to preparing for your Nutcracker performance and making it your best yet!

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A ballet dancer fastening her BLOCH Pointe Shoe ribbons outside of the studio

How to Sew Pointe Shoes

If you're ready to begin your training en pointe, follow BLOCH's simple guide to sewing the ribbons and elastics on your new pair of pointe shoes so they are secure and ready to go.

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A ballet dancer leaping during performance day

3 ways to prepare for performance day

There's nothing quite like the buzz of performance day and the best way to feel confident is to be prepared. Follow BLOCH's guide to getting performance ready for your best show yet!

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