Bloch Sonata Pointe Shoes - S0130
Bloch Sonata Pointe Shoes - S0130

Bloch Sonata Pointe Shoes - S0130

Bloch Sonata Pointe Shoes for beginners to professional

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Price: £55.50
SKU S0130L-1B
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The Bloch Sonata offers great support, longevity and flexibility. It has a wide platform that is tall, making it perfect for balancing, and a tapered heel for a snug fit. This is a good shoe for beginner to professional.
The Sonata, like Serenade and Suprima, has a tapered heel for a snug fit. The platform is as wide as Serenade but taller which makes it a good balancing shoe. The Sonata has many distinct features. The first being, the box is slightly shorter, to allow for an easier demi-pointe. The box also contains a cushion within the pleats to cut down on noise and a sponge inside the toe at the platform for extra comfort and protection.
The shank is strong yet malleable and less likely to “snap” when broken. Another difference in the shank is that it contains no tack or glue on the heel which allows the shank to bend more easily at 3/4, resulting in the dancer feeling lifted and supported straight under the arch. The available width fittings for the sonata are a,b, c, d and e and require the dancer to follow break-in technique described below.
Colour: Pink only
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Pointe shoes should only ever be worn after you have consulted a trained fitter. By purchasing pointe shoes online you are taking responsibility that these are the correct shoes for your needs.

Point Shoe Break In Technique

A little extra time needs to be taken to break in this shoe type. They are made with a hard paste and are therefore susceptible to “snapping” if treated roughly at first. Once broken correctly they have a long life span.
Doing barre is the best way to break in a pointe shoe. We understand however that you can’t stand at the barre with a new pair of pointe shoes and expect to do a tendu, so the shoe needs to be prepared for barre by gently softening the shank and box by hand. Concentrate on the demi-pointe area of the shank being careful not to crush the box. Then work your way up to the heel gently massaging the shank until it is at a point where tendu and releve to demi-pointe is comfortable. Softening the box is not always necessary and is left up to the individual. If softening is necessary then concentrate on gently softening the sides of the box. Lots of dancers stand on the top of the box in order to soften and widen it. We advise that standing on the box or squashing the box can permanently damage the shoe, so please do so at your own risk. If you must stand on the box, you need to concentrate the pressure on either side of the box centre. This is important because the top centre of the box is the weakest point and prone to the most damage if stood on. Once the shoes are ready for barre, 1 to 2 hours barre will be a sufficient time to shape them to your foot. At this point the shoes will be evenly softened with no weak points resulted from incorrect breaking technique.
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These shoes are really good
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