If you are planning to purchase your first pair of pointe shoes please check with your teacher to make sure you are ready to go en pointe. Dancing en pointe is physically strenuous and requires close supervision by a trained professional. If a beginner is unsupervised or wearing them just for fun, serious injury can occur.
If your teacher has given you approval, congratulations! Here are a few things you will need to know to prepare for your first class en pointe.