Three - Part Course
Bronze Standard (Private learning of this manual and a practical weekend course).
Understanding of background information and the
history of how the Juon Pointe Shoe Fitting System came about
Basic understanding of the anatomy of the foot, and
Assessment of the foot
Assessing if a dancer is ready for pointe –
detailed physical assessment
Preparing the dancer and yourself for a fitting
Keeping records and photos
Fitting of pointe and demi-pointe shoes
How to prepare shoes for class
How to break in the shoes
Follow up of the dancer
Silver Standard (three case studies, time determined by case study)
with three different dancers and see them through the complete
process. You may chose your studies and then discuss it with Esther
Here are three possible examples.
From flatty ballet shoes into demi-pointe and then
A dancer on pointe already, but has to be taken off
pointe and re-educated and then put back onto pointe
Working with an advanced dancer and making changes to
the dancer’s shoes.
A project of your own choosing that will help the field of pointe shoe
fitting and can be shared with the rest of the pointe shoe fitters on
the diploma course.