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How to Sew Ribbons on Your Flat Ballet Shoes

Here at CCDA we follow the Vaganova Syllabus and with that we also follow the tradition of requiring ribbons on the girls flat ballet shoes. This is an old tradition from the Russian schools and maintains the age old femininity of the female ballet dancer. The look over all is very clean looking and put together, it is a staple of the Vaganova Method. The ribbons also offer support to the ankle, as they would on a pointe shoe and can help strengthen the ankles, while giving support to the dancer while training.

If you are unsure how to sew ribbons on your flat ballet slippers please watch this video for a walk though of the process. If you have any questions, or need help with your ribbons feel free to come into the studio and we will be glad to assist you.

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