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Group Pointe Events at Allegro

img_20161028_120524We love doing events at Allegro! After hours events give us the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time with groups of excited and dedicated pointe dancers, which we really enjoy. During these events, dancers get fit by one of our professional pointe fitters, with the opportunity to try on a large variety of pointe shoe brands and styles. It is very important to us to find the right fit for every dancer.


Dancers who attended after hours events also participate in an educational workshop. We offer two different workshops- one for new pointe dancers and one for experienced pointe dancers. Our workshop for new pointe dancers includes topics such as: sewing, accessories, pointe shoe anatomy, the lifetime of pointe shoes, and more! The workshop for experienced pointe dancers includes topics such as: jet glueing, darning, varying sewing techniques, ¾ shanking, and more! These workshops can also be crafted around the interests and preferences of each group of dancers.

Event participants also enjoy refreshments and extra discounts on non-pointe related items! Allegro wants to celebrate your hard work!
To schedule your group pointe fitting event, call our Barrington store (847) 277-1009 or Evanston store (847) 733-8460 or email our Pointe Specialist, Alexa: alexa@allegrodanceboutique.com!



It’s time to get back into your Fall dance classes, and you may be asking yourself whether you need a new pair of pointe shoes. Sometimes it can be hard to tell, especially if it’s your first pair or a new style for you. Here are some facts and tips to help you decide when it’s time to get your next pair!

Pointe shoes typically last for 12-15 hours en pointe.

Your first pair will probably last the longest. There are a lot of factors that affect the lifetime of pointe shoes, including but not limited to: foot strength/flexibility, specific choreography, shoe care, break-in process, floor surface, and storage temperature.

You know that it’s time for new shoes if:

  1. Your foot has grown or changed to affect the fit
  2. The shank has become very soft
  3. The box/wings have become very soft
  4. You no longer feel stable or supported
  5. You feel new or increased pain

If you notice any of the above about your current pair of pointe shoes, it’s time for a new pair! Dancing on dead pointe shoes can increase risk of injury and discomfort. Call Allegro today to schedule your next pointe fitting:

Allegro Evanston
(847) 733-8460

Allegro Barrington
(847) 277-1009

If your shoes look like this, they're dead. Do not try to dance in them, call Allegro immediately.

If your shoes look like this, they’re dead. Do not try to dance in them, call Allegro immediately.


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