Jazz Shoe Guide

Jazz Shoe Guide

From the variety of jazz shoes to choosing the most comfortable sizing, here is our guide to jazz shoes for adults and children.

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Tap Shoe Guide

Tap Shoe Guide

From the anatomy of tap shoes to reducing tap shoe slips, here is our guide to tap shoes for adults and children.

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Pointe Shoe Guide

Pointe Shoe Guide

From the anatomy of a pointe shoe to the terms used, our BLOCH pointe shoe guide is full of all the information you need to start your journey en pointe.

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Back of dancers head showing ballet bun

How to Do a Ballet Bun

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

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Dancer using a resistance band to strengthen her feet

Pre-Pointe Exercises for Strength and Conditioning

Pre-pointe exercises are a must for ballet. Here are the best pre-pointe exercises and beginner pointe exercises to ensure you’re prepared for pointe work.

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Dancer wearing pointe shoes

Ballet 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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Dancers feet en pointe wearing pointe shoes

How to Care For and Maintain Pointe Shoes

Pointe shoes are a dancer's tool and so careful maintenance and preparation is key. Read about our tips on the absolute essentials of preparing pointe shoes, and how to care for pointe shoes.

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