Last weekend, 22nd March, 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a Grishko Pointe Shoe Fitting Course in Heathrow, London. It was something that I have wanted to do for a very long time, but I actually never thought I would do, not because I couldn't but because I just never thought I would need to do one. But now, with the success of Studio Dancewear, it's another element that I needed to do in order to offer an all encompassing service to the dancer's world. I can't even begin to tell you what it was like to walk into the room at the Crowne Plaza seeing all of the Pointe Shoes laid out, with accessories to match, not to mention the Tendu Dancewear also available through Grishko UK. Then we started.... A foot is not just a foot....it's a very complicated and technical piece of engineering and amazing to see the intricate details of what it means to the foot when doing pointe work. Not only did we get to see and learn about fitting but we also did the practical work of feeling feet to see the difference between a dancer/non dancers foot, a part time dancer and an occasional dancer and then finally we got to see what a proper shoe fitting entails and the end result of what a correct pointe shoe looks like on a foot, so beautiful and elegant like they are part of the foot and meant to be there.
I will in time, hopefully not too long, begin to offer appointments to girls who are ready, both physically and mentally, for a Grishko Pointe Shoe Fitting. Appointments and fittings will only be offered through appointments as there are a lot of things to consider before fitting pointe shoes. If you are interested in talking to me regarding a fitting please fill in the "contact" form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Fine Framers Building,
Wexford Road Business Park,
Opening Hours 9.45am-1pm Mon -Fri and by Appointment from 2pm-5pm
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