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Russian Pointe Table of Contents

FROM ALEKSANDRA CHARACTER SLIPPERS JAZZ LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY

COURTNEY SCARR

POINTE SHOES SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION

HOW TO SEW YOUR POINTE SHOES BETSY MCBRIDE

DEMIPOINTES

TIGHTS

JEWELS COLLECTION AMBASSADORS

ACCESSORIES

WARMUP BOOTIES

WELLNESS

STAGES OF THE WORLD

VISTA RP RECIPES

GROWING THROUGH ARTS

POINTE & SIZE SPECIFICATIONS

BEHIND THE BRAND

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From Aleksandra Welcome to the World of RP “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller, both deaf and blind, overcame her challenges to become an author, activist and lecturer who inspired generations. I believe that the only thing worse than having no vision is having vision but not acting on it. As children, our dreams and vision were unbounded. Our limitless vision took us on journeys to other planets, landed us on the stages of grand theaters, and dressed us up like princesses in glittering gowns. As we grew up, we shaped our vision to specific career and lifestyle choices. Some of us were told – or we told ourselves – that we couldn’t do or be what we dreamed. Or perhaps a failed attempt made us unwilling to try again. But history shows that lessons from failure often become stepping stones to success. As automotive genius Henry Ford said, “One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” When I began Russian Pointe at age 20, I had vision but no experience, capital or support. My business plan was very simple and could hardly be called strategic, but in retrospect I see it as truly brilliant. Why? Not because it was perfectly thought out, with a clear path to success. It was a great plan because it was executed! Many things didn’t happen exactly as I had envisioned, but taking those first steps – doing instead of only dreaming – laid the foundation for my lifelong habit of acting on vision, which I try to honor even in the face of challenges. And I draw never-ending inspiration from the success of others who have achieved remarkable results through focus, dedication and action. I am honored that you are holding in your hands our 2017 Russian Pointe catalog, and that you trust us to provide elegant dancing products and inspire you to lead an extraordinary life. As always, I look forward to hearing your exceptional stories of acting on your visions and goals!

With Love,

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INVENT CARE EXECUTE PERSEVERECONCENTRATE VISUALIZE

ENERGIZE

CAPTIVATE

FEEL APPRECIATE BE BELIEVE GROW ENJOY ASPIRE ACHIEVE FOCUS BREATHE

DREAM SUCCEED

CHALLENGE TEACH REACH ACCEPT

OVERCOME

EMOTE

ADMIRE

PERFORM

BUILD

CONQUER

ENDURE

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TRUST

DEDICATE LEARN

PERSIST

IMAGINE

INSPIRE

ENCOURAGE

WORK PRODUCE

CREATE

ACCOMPLISH

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Russian Pointe Slippers

Hugs every contour of the foot!

Russian Pointe Slippers

Slippers

Stretch Canvas VIVANTE

4-way stretch canvas Split suede sole U-cut vamp without drawstring Pre-sewn crisscross elastics with Russian Pointe logo Microfiber lining at toe and heel

LADIES’

MEN’S

CHILDREN’S

U.S. SIZES

U.S. SIZES

U.S. SIZES

4–12.5

7–14

12–3.5

COLORS

COLORS

COLORS

RP PINK

TAN

BLACK

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TAN

RP PINK

TAN

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Russian Pointe Character

Showcasing Russian Pointe’s famed style and elegance!

Character Ladies’ character shoe KITRI Leather-like PU 1.5” stacked heel Scored leather sole Internal arch padding RP Purple insole RP logo buckle

LADIES’ U.S. SIZES

4–10.5 COLORS

BLACK

Russian Pointe Character

RP SOLE PATCHES

COLORS

TAN

Specially designed for use with Kitri, these self-adhesive patches add just the right amount of slip and grip to your soles! Suede Self-adhesive Russian Pointe logo 7 sizes, cut to fit Kitri character shoes

TAN

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Jazz Russian Pointe Jazz

Russian Pointe Jazz

Jazz shoe

MOTION

Leather and Neoprene Suede toe sole patch Treaded 2.5 mm heel Cotton toe lining RP Purple insole with light heel cushioning

This low-cut lightweight jazz shoe hugs the arch for an ultra-sleek look. 12

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Men: Add 1.5 sizes to your street shoe size. For example, if you wear a men's size 8 in street shoes, choose a size 9.5.

LADIES’/ MEN’S

CHILDREN’S

U.S. SIZES — LADIES’

U.S. SIZES

4–13*

12–3.5

COLORS

COLORS

BLACK

TAN

BLACK

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& Russian Pointe Lyrical & Contemporary

Russian Pointe Lyrical & Contemporary

Barefoot but better, with foot protection only where you need it.

Lyrical Contemporary 14

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Russian Pointe Lyrical & Contemporary

Russian Pointe Lyrical & Contemporary

Half sole

Foot thong

COMPASS

MINIMA

Leather Suede sole Lightly padded insole Russian Pointe embossed double elastic

LADIES’

LADIES’

U.S. SIZES

U.S. SIZES

COLORS

COLORS

DARK TAN

Nylon/Spandex Suede sole Lightly padded insole Russian Pointe embossed elastic RP logo center patch

NUDE

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Russian Pointe Inspiring Performance

Courtney SCARR

MEET COURTNEY SCARR, A FREELANCE DANCER WHOSE NEVER-QUIT ATTITUDE AND COMMITMENT TO CHASING HER DREAM ARE TRULY INSPIRATIONAL. COURTNEY’S APPROACH TO THE WORLD OF COMMERCIAL DANCE IN LOS ANGELES ILLUSTRATES THE ESSENCE OF A DANCER’S CHARACTER, WITH A BLEND OF ARTISTRY, AMBITION, CONFIDENCE, FOCUS AND TENACITY. “THE GREATEST LESSON I HAVE LEARNED AS A DANCER IS TO PUSH MY LIMITS,” COURTNEY SAYS. “I’VE OVERCOME A LOT OF OBSTACLES IN DANCE AND IN LIFE BY NOT SETTING BOUNDARIES FOR MYSELF. I’VE ENDED UP ACCOMPLISHING MORE THAN I EVER THOUGHT I COULD.”

LIVING THE L.A. DREAM

What has dance taught you?

I’ve learned to connect with my emotions and relationships on a deeper level, and my passion for dance pushed my work ethic beyond what I ever expected.

Who is your inspiration?

I have so much inspiration in my life, but my teacher Rachel DuBusky has taught me pretty much everything I know about performance and passion.

What is your favorite RP item?

Aside from my pointe shoes, the Vivante stretch slipper. They make my arches look the best, and they are extremely comfortable!

How do you prepare for auditions?

I give myself lots of time to get in the zone…wake up early, stretch thoroughly and give my body the attention it needs to execute whatever it’s asked to do.

What’s most exciting in today’s commercial dance world?

I love that I get called on lots of pointe auditions. It’s nice that ballerinas are popular and needed frequently.

Can you offer an audition tip?

Be yourself and stay focused! The moment you are distracted is when you aren’t fully involved in what you are doing and your entirety is lost.

Must-have item in your dance bag?

The Compass half-sole! I have them with me at all times. I keep them in my purse so I’m always ready for a class, even if it’s unexpected!

Do you have a long-term goal?

I’d love to experience the other side of dance, as a choreographer for major artists and larger projects. Collaborating and influencing an artist’s movement would be really rewarding.

What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken?

Moving out on my own and supporting myself while pursuing dance as my career. It isn’t steady work, but luckily I’ve been OK. And I love what I do, so it’s totally worth it.

Advice for young dancers?

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Russian Pointe Pointe Shoes

Russian Pointe Pointe Shoes

A “CUSTOM” FIT WITHOUT CUSTOM ORDERING

HOW TO SEW YOUR POINTE SHOES

SELECT YOUR SHAPE

THESE DIAGRAMS SHOW THE MOST BASIC METHOD OF SEWING RIBBONS AND ELASTICS. ADVANCED DANCERS MAY HAVE THEIR OWN PREFERENCES, SUCH AS MOVING THE PLACEMENT SLIGHTLY FORWARD OR BACK!

CHOOSE FROM 8 MODELS, OFFERED IN TWO COLLECTIONS, ALL HANDCRAFTED IN MOSCOW BY MASTER COBBLERS WORKING IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF RUSSIAN BALLET SHOEMAKING.

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2.

Pull it all the way forward.

Take the heel of the pointe shoe.

“THESE SHOES ARE BEAUTIFULLY SELECT YOUR OPTIONS MADE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY - V-CUT without drawstring or U-CUT with drawstring ALWAYS A PERFECT FIT AND TRULY 14 SIZES ranging between 33-44 EU MAGICAL SHOES. RUSSIAN POINTE 6 WIDTH options to achieve a perfect fit in the toe box HELPS ME BECAUSE OF THE WIDE VAMP options to accommodate different toe lengths RANGE OF POINTE SHOE MODELS, 3and technical needs WIDTHS, VAMPS AND SHANKS. WE 6 SHANK lengths for just the right amount of support, ARE GUARANTEED THAT MOST ANY including standard and flexible options for different types of movement FOOT WE NEED TO WILL BE ABLE TO WEAR RUSSIAN POINTE. WE ALWAYS RECEIVE FAST, EFFICIENT AND CHEERFUL SERVICE.” EXPLORE MORE russianpointe.com/perfect-fit

Rosemary Liberto, Manager of Ellman’s Dancewear

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Make a mark inside the folds (see arrows).

5.

Before you sew each ribbon, double-fold one end.

ALWAYS SEW ELASTICS TO SIDE OF HEEL, NOT BACK.

Single elastic passes around the ankle.

Sew the folded end inside the shoe on the mark you made in Step 3.

POINTE SHOPPING LIST Pointe Shoes - pages 22 - 31

Toe Pads - Coming soon!

Ribbons - Stretch or Traditional - page 37

Toe Tape - page 45

Elastic - Woven or Mesh - page 37

Mesh Carrying Bag - page 37

Sewing Kit - page 37

Exercise Bands - page 45 Double elastics crisscross the foot.

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Spotlight Collection Russian Pointe Spotlight Collection

BASK IN THE GLOW OF THE SPOTLIGHT! 22

Russian Pointe Spotlight Models

BRAVA

Fits “diamond” feet with even to slightly tapered toes. Wide toe platform Slightly tapered box, narrows from metatarsal to heel Medium crown BV: V-cut BD: U-cut

BRAVA ENTRADA PRO ENCORE LUMINA MUSE

In a versatile array of model shapes, each in a choice of V-cut or U-cut, the Spotlight Collection is exquisite in both form and function. The hand-sculpted, pleated classical box, smoothly fitting heel and Pre-Arched Construction in every model provide a spotlight-worthy fit for the foot. Pliable, long-lasting shanks follow your every move with support and grace.

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Russian Pointe Spotlight Models

Russian Pointe Spotlight Models

Spotlight Models Pre-Arched Construction U-cut with drawstring V-cut without drawstring 14 sizes, 6 widths, 3 vamps, 6 shanks

ENTRADA PRO

ENCORE

LUMINA

MUSE

Best suited for dancers with a higher instep and fuller toes with a moderate taper.

Ideal for slender “diamond” feet with moderately to significantly tapered toes.

Flatters a “rectangular” foot.

Optimal for fuller profile feet with even-length toes. Our roomiest shoe!

Medium toe platform Tapered box Medium-high crown EPV: V-cut EPD: U-cut

Medium toe platform Moderately tapered box, narrows from metatarsal to heel Medium crown EV: V-cut ED: U-cut

Wide toe platform Very slightly tapered box Medium crown LV: V-cut LD: U-cut

Extra-wide toe platform Generous box Medium crown MV: V-cut MD: U-cut

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Russian Pointe Inspiring Performance

Betsy MCBRIDE

FROM HER FIRST PAIR OF BALLET SLIPPERS AT AGE THREE TO HER FIRST BALLET CONTRACT AT AGE 15, BETSY MCBRIDE’S PRE-PROFESSIONAL YEARS ALWAYS POINTED TO THE SPOTLIGHT. AFTER EIGHT YEARS WITH TEXAS BALLET THEATER, BETSY LEFT HER PRINCIPAL DANCER POSITION TO ENTER THE AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE CORPS, STEPPING OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE ONTO THE MET STAGE. HER DEDICATION TO GROWTH IS AS INSPIRING AS HER PERFORMANCE, AND WE WERE DELIGHTED TO CATCH UP WITH HER FOR A BACKSTAGE LOOK AT HER LIFE WITH ABT. “I LOVE THE PROCESS AND THE WORK ETHIC OF THE STUDIO. I LOVE THE FREEING EXPERIENCE OF THE STAGE – GIVING YOUR ALL FOR THE AUDIENCE AND TESTING YOUR LIMITS,” BETSY SAYS.

FROM THE CORPS OF ABT

Walk us through your typical day.

Studio around 9 in the morning, warm up in the ABT gym, and then class from 10:15-11:45. Depending on the day, rehearsals from 12 to 3, then an hour for lunch followed by three more hours of rehearsal from 4 to 7. We usually rehearse many different ballets at once, so any chance I get in the day I try to watch videos to learn choreography for each. I also do a lot of at-home studying of ballets and choreography!

Dance bag must-haves?

I love my RP Booties and RP Rubin pointe shoes!

What’s your pre-performance routine?

Usually I eat a meal and try to relax and lie down about two hours before the show. Then I warm up slowly, listening to music and trying to stay in a relaxed state. After warming up, I usually do my hair and makeup, then I put on my costume and pointe shoes. I try to be fully ready 10 minutes before the show so I can practice any tricky steps and think about what I want to accomplish in the performance.

Dream role(s)?

My dream roles have always been Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. I was lucky enough to perform both roles with Texas Ballet Theater!

Highlights of your career thus far?

Performing my first principal role as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, performing my two dream roles, and performing for the first time on the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and the Bastille Opera House in Paris!

What do you love most about ballet?

I love the beauty of it. I love how, just like any art form, it can touch people differently and bring light and love to people.

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere! Especially from watching my colleagues rehearse and perform. I love watching all kinds of shows (my own company, other ballet companies, Broadway shows, concerts or plays), reading about Paris in the 20’s and going to museums. Really, all art, music, and passionate people inspire me!

If you weren’t a dancer, what would you be?

I would have loved to be a surgeon.

What is most difficult about life as a professional ballerina?

Striving for perfection. Having to be “on” all the time and ready to work all day, every day, even if you are sore or tired or feel like your feet might fall off!

Favorite advice you’ve received?

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Jewels Collection IN A CHOICE OF V-CUT OR U-CUT, EACH JEWELS COLLECTION POINTE SHOE IS PERFECTLY CUT FOR BRILLIANCE. THE PLEATLESS TOE PLATFORM PROVIDES A POLISHED APPEARANCE, WITH CRISP EDGES TO ENHANCE BALANCE ON POINTE. THE LOW CROWN AND SLEEK HEEL WORK TOGETHER FOR AN ELEGANTLY MOLDED FIT, WHILE SPECIAL NON-SLIP LEATHER SOLES AND NOISE-REDUCING PLATFORM CONSTRUCTION ENHANCE YOUR ON-STAGE EXPERIENCE. PLIABLE, LONG-LASTING SHANKS FOLLOW THE ARCH WITH SUPPORT AND GRACE. 28

Russian Pointe Jewels Collection

EXPERIENCE THE POLISHED FACETS OF A JEWEL!

SAPFIR — ALMAZ — RUBIN

Russian Pointe Jewels Collection

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Russian Pointe Jewels Models

Russian Pointe Jewels Models

Jewels Models

U-CUT WITH DRAWSTRING V-CUT WITHOUT DRAWSTRING 14 SIZES, 6 WIDTHS, 3 VAMPS, 6 SHANKS

ALMAZ

RUBIN

Ideal for shallow Suits a variety feet with moderof foot shapes. ately tapered toes.

Flatters a slender foot!

SAPFIR

Medium toe platform Tapered box Low crown Pre-Arched Construction SV: V-cut SD: U-cut

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Medium toe platform Somewhat tapered box, narrows from metatarsal to heel Low crown AV: V-cut AD: U-cut

Wide toe platform Slightly tapered box Low crown Pre-Arched Construction RV: V-cut RD: U-cut

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Russian Pointe Demi-Pointes

Demi Pointes

Russian Pointe Demi-Pointes

With the same exquisite construction as Russian Pointe pointe shoes, Demi-Pointes provide a gradual transition from ballet slippers, during pre-pointe training.

U-CUT WITH DRAWSTRING V-CUT WITHOUT DRAWSTRING MEDIUM VAMP LOW CROWN NO SHANK 14 SIZES, 6 WIDTHS

ALMAZ

RUBIN

Medium toe platform FAV: V-cut FAD: U-cut

Wide toe platform FRV: V-cut FRD: U-cut

* Demi-Pointes are for pre-pointe use under a teacher's supervision and not recommended for weight-bearing exercises. Special order only. Please call for lead time; no returns or exchanges.

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Tights

Russian Pointe Tights

ULTRA-SOFT OUTSTANDINGLY SUPPLE BEAUTIFULLY RESILIENT

FOOTED FOR CHILDREN

CONVERTIBLE SEAMLESS-TOE FOR LADIES & CHILDREN

Seamless legs 1-inch knit waistband Seamed toes Nylon/Spandex

Seamless legs and toes 1/4-inch knit waistband Smooth convertible opening under foot Nylon/Spandex

CHILDREN’S

LADIES’

CHILDREN’S

S/M M/L

S/M M/L

S/M M/L

COLORS

COLORS

RP PINK

RP PINK

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TAN

BLACK

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Russian Pointe Accessories

Russian Pointe Accessories

Accessorize

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RP PINK

STRETCH RIBBON MATTE WOVEN

Strip: 7/8”x2.5 yards (single or 10-pack)

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RP PINK

MESH ELASTIC

BLUSH PINK

TRADITIONAL RIBBON - WOVEN ELASTIC MATTE SATIN Strip: 7/8”x18” Bolt: 7/8”x50 yards

Strip: 7/8”x2.5 yards (single or 10-pack) Bolt: 7/8”x100 yards

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RP MESH BAGS

RP SEWING KIT

Breathable mesh Drawstring cord Velcro-close front pocket with RP logo Single (for 1 pair of pointes) or double (2 pairs)

Signature RP Purple case RP Pink thread: wax coated, 75-yard spool Two wide-eyed needles Mini folding scissor RP logo magnet

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2 pack: White and Black or Purple and Grey 1/2-inch wide Classic RP and Russian Pointe logos

3 inches wide Reversible Classic RP and Russian Pointe logos (one on each reversible surface)

RP HEADBANDS (NARROW )

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RP PINK

Strip: 7/8”x18” Bolt: 7/8”x50 yards

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RP PINK

PURPLE

GREY

RP HEADBANDS ( WIDE)

RP COASTERS Signature RP Purple holder 6 coasters Russian Pointe logo

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Russian Pointe Ambassadors

Russian Pointe Ambassadors

Photo by: David Deng

FOCUS∙ TRAIN∙ ASPIRE RUSSIAN POINTE IS PROUD TO SUPPORT AND NURTURE THE NEXT GENERATION OF ASPIRING DANCERS. THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION ARE AN INSPIRATION, AND WE KNOW THAT THEY WILL GO ON TO LEAD EXTRAORDINARY LIVES. WATCH FOR THEM! YOUR DREAM, YOUR COMMITMENT, YOUR SUCCESS…

AMBASSADORS'16 THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT INSPIRE US! 38

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM AND SHARE YOUR #RPMOMENT! 39


Russian Pointe Warmup Booties

WARMUP BOOTIES

Russian Pointe Warmup Booties

RP FLEECE BOOTIES

RP QUILTED BOOTIES

KNEE-HIGH QUILTED BOOTIES

Double-sided fleece Anti-slip sole with RP logo Ruched sides Gentle elastic at mid-calf

Gentle elastic at lower-calf Nylon, Polyester Cushioned insole Polyester-filled quilted upper Anti-slip sole with RP logo Toggled drawstring at ankle

Gentle elastic below knee Nylon, Polyester Cushioned insole Polyester-filled quilted upper Anti-slip sole with RP logo Toggled drawstring at ankle

LADIES’

LADIES’

LADIES’

S(5/6), M(7/8), L(9/10) S(5/6), M(7/8), L(9/10) S(5/6), M(7/8), L(9/10) COLORS

RP PURPLE

COLORS

GREY

RP PURPLE

COLORS

BLACK

SILVER

WORN ALONE OR OVER YOUR DANCE SHOES, WARMUP BOOTIES KEEP YOUR FEET PERFORMANCE READY!

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Russian Pointe Wellness

Russian Pointe Wellness

Every dancer wants to perform at his or her best, and to be able to dance for as many years as possible. It’s important to get enough sleep, eat a healthy and nutritious diet, stay hydrated, warm up before dancing, stretch out and cool down after dancing, and practice injury prevention (balancing strength and stretch, avoiding practices such as overstretching, forcing turnout, sickling). “Young dancers might not understand what an important investment it is to take care of themselves, but I know dancers in their 30s and 40s whose bodies are in wonderful shape because they care for them every day,” dance expert Dr. Lisa Schoene has told Russian Pointe. Dr. Lisa suggests the following exercises to strengthen and stretch the feet and ankles. Give them a try with the NEW RP Exercise bands, mat and towel!

Wellness

TIP:

KEEP MOVEMENT SLOW AND CONTROLLED, IN BOTH DIRECTIONS OF EACH EXERCISE!

1. DORSIFLEXION

2. PLANTAR FLEXION

Sit with legs extended forward, one foot resting on top of the other. Wrap band as shown, with the end hanging loose. Without flexing toes, flex the working (top) foot at ankle, slowly and smoothly, upward toward the body. Do not move other foot. Return to starting position slowly and smoothly.

Sit with legs extended forward. Wrap the band as shown, and grasp with hands. Without strongly pointing toes, slowly and smoothly extend foot into a “pointed” position (at ankle, not toes) then return to starting position.

TARGET MUSCLE: Tibialis Anterior IMPORTANCE: Alignment of foot and ankle; control for jumps and pointe work

TARGET MUSCLES: Gastrocnemius and Soleus IMPORTANCE: Strength on pointe and throughout dance technique

FOR MORE INSPIRATION, VISIT RUSSIANPOINTE.COM/PERFECT-FIT Dr. Lisa Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, is a triple board certified sports-medicine podiatrist with a specialty in dance. She treats dancers at every level and is an expert at evaluating pointe readiness, teaching injury prevention, and treating injuries that do occur. Her clientele includes The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance and many other companies, studios and athletic teams. Based in the Chicago area, she practices at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine (www.drschoene.com).

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3. EVERSION

4. INVERSION

Russian Pointe Wellness

5. POINTING BIG TOE

Sit with legs extended forward, ankles a few inches apart. Wrap band as shown and grasp with hands. With working foot slightly (not strongly) pointed, move foot smoothly outward (to an everted position). Move exactly to the side, without changing angle of foot or moving toes. Return smoothly past starting point to fully inverted position.

Sit with legs extended forward, with working ankle resting on top of other ankle. Wrap band as shown and grasp with hands. With working foot slightly pointed, slowly and smoothly move inward (to an inverted position). Keep ankle extended and try not to use toes. Move exactly to the side in relationship to the ankle. Return slowly past starting point to fully everted position.

Sit with working leg extended and ankle flexed but relaxed. Wrap loop around big toe joint and grasp band with hands. Without “pointing” foot, point big toe against resistance of band. Then, allow toe to return very slowly to flexed position.

TARGET MUSCLE: Peroneus Brevis IMPORTANCE: Control and stability, avoidance of sickling, winging and over-pronation

TARGET MUSCLE: Tibialis Posterior IMPORTANCE: With eversion, essential for control and stability

TARGET MUSCLE: Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) IMPORTANCE: Stability on pointe, avoidance of over-pronation and bunions

6. POINTING LITTLE TOES 7. BIG TOE PUSH

Perform as #5 but wrapping band around four little toes instead of big toe. Also try this exercise with band around individual toes.

Use a chair or stool, with a cushion or pillow on top. Stand with working foot on cushion. Do not roll foot in or out, lift heel or change standing position. Push down into cushion with big toe joints. The movement of this exercise is mostly invisible, but pressure can be felt with finger.

MOVE — SWEAT — INSPIRE

Russian Pointe Wellness

TARGET MUSCLE: Peroneus Longus IMPORTANCE: Strength and control in relevé, keeps big toe functioning properly

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RP EXERCISE TOWEL

72” x 24” 4 mm thick All-over texturized RP logo pattern Russian Pointe logo

Microfiber 24”x24” Russian Pointe logo

COLORS

COLORS

RP PURPLE

RP PURPLE

8. TOWEL CURL

Place small towel on floor or exercise table and sit in front of it. Place working foot in middle of towel. Repeatedly grasp and release towel with toes, gradually moving it toward the body. (Picking up objects with toes provides similar exercise.)

RP EXERCISE BANDS

RP TOE TAPE

RP KINESIOLOGY TAPE

Set of 3 strengths - light (purple), medium (grey), heavy (black) Latex Width: 6 inches Length: 47 inches Russian Pointe logo

Width: 0.75 inches Length: 15 yards Cloth-like adhesive material RP logo in a white all-over pattern

Width: 1.96 inches Length: 5.5 yards RP logo in a white all-over pattern

COLORS

COLORS

COLORS

RP PURPLE

TARGET MUSCLE: Flexor Digitorum Longus IMPORTANCE: Overall stability

RP EXERCISE MAT

GREY

BLACK

RP PURPLE

RP PURPLE

TARGET MUSCLES: Intrinsic Muscles of Arch IMPORTANCE: Work with longer muscles to flex and point foot, and maintain stability throughout foot

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Russian Pointe Vista

Russian Pointe Vista

Vista

The ultimate bag for dance & travel with roomy compartments to flawlessly fit all of your essentials.

COLORS

GREY

GREY

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BLACK

GREY

Leather-like PU with polyester side panels RP Purple moisture-resistant nylon lining Nine compartments including specialized pockets for phone, water bottle, yoga mat Branded snapping ID card Russian Pointe embossed nylon straps Removable padded shoulder strap

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Russian Pointe Stages of the World

Russian Pointe Stages of the World

NOTE CARDS

LUGGAGE TAG

TEE

Presentation box Eight 5”x7” blank note cards Two cards in each of four theaters Eight white envelopes

2.8”x5.3” Paper ID insert with plastic cover Loop for attaching to bag Choice of four theaters

Ultra-soft Modal/Cotton Tag-less Stages of the World logo on cap sleeve Russian Pointe logo on back neckline Ladies’ S, M, L Choice of four theaters

LINCOLN CENTER

BOLSHOI THEATRE

MARIINSKY THEATRE

PALAIS GARNIER

TRAVEL TO FOUR OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS THEATERS WITH THIS FINE ART COLLECTION! 48

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Russian Pointe RP Recipes

Russian Pointe RP Recipes

DANCE BAG SNACKS THAT PACK A PUNCH

“Dancers burn two calories per body pound per hour.” Dr Lisa Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS

PEANUT BUTTER MOCHA ENERGY BALLS

RP GRANOLA INGREDIENTS: REFUEL WITH THESE PROTEIN-PACKED RECIPES. THROW THEM 3 cups rolled oats IN YOUR DANCE BAG 5 tbsp coconut oil FOR A PERFECT SNACK 1/3 cup honey BETWEEN CLASSES TO BOOST ENERGY, 1 tbsp cinnamon REPLENISH MUSCLES 1/3 of a lemon AND TRAIN AT YOUR 1/3 cup dried cherries, açai berries, FULLEST POTENTIAL. cranberries, or other fruit of your choice

1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1 tbsp cacao powder

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DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease. Peel the lemon, finely chop 1/3 of the peel, mix it in a pot with 4 tbsp coconut oil, 1/3 cup honey, 1 tsp cinnamon and warm on the stove until it starts to boil. Pour above mixture into a large bowl, add 3 cups rolled oats (of your choice) and combine. Add the chopped macadamias and almonds. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden, flipping and stirring a couple of times throughout.

CUSTOMIZE EITHER RECIPE WITH YOUR FAVORITE NUTS, POWDERS AND OTHER GOODIES!

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

1 cup rolled oats

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring until everything comes together.

1/4 cup flaxseed or almond meal

Cover and chill the mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

1 tsp espresso powder 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Roll chilled mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.

2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 5 tbsp peanut butter 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Pour this mixture into a large bowl and combine with the berries, coconut flakes, and cacao powder. Store in a tight container.

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Russian Pointe Growing Through Arts

Russian Pointe Growing Through Arts

Growing Through BOOKS & TOYS

STORYBOOKS

Nutcracker Ballet Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinderella Ballet Peter and the Wolf Symphony Snow Maiden Opera Twist: A Musical

PRACTICE & PLAY BOOKS

ALPHABET SETS

Ballet Series Music Series

RUSSIAN EDITIONS

Cinderella Ballet Storybook Peter and the Wolf Storybook Ballet Series Alphabet Set Music Series Alphabet Set

Nutcracker Ballet Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinderella Ballet

STAGE SCENE PLAY SETS

Nutcracker Ballet Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinderella Ballet Peter and the Wolf Symphony Snow Maiden Opera Twist: A Musical

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Russian Pointe Behind the Brand

Russian Pointe Behind the Brand

Behind the Brand THE BACKSTORY While a young entrepreneur still in college, Aleksandra Efimova founded Russian Pointe in 1998 with the mission to provide North American dancers with the finest pointe shoes. GROWTH & EXPANSION As the dance industry has grown, so have we! Focusing on the needs of our customers, Russian Pointe has evolved into a premier, global brand providing a wide variety of dance shoes, accessories and apparel. Each new product reflects our standards of excellence for outstanding comfort, fit and beauty.

OUR INSPIRATION

We believe that dreams come true, that hard work and dedication pay off and that inspiration is everywhere! We’re inspired by each and every dancer we meet, and we’re dedicated to inspiring their performance through Russian Pointe’s style, quality, consistency and care.

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Russian Pointe Pointe Specifications

Russian Pointe Size Specifications

PRE-ARCHED CONSTRUCTION

SIZE CONVERSION CHART LADIES’ SHOES

Russian Pointe’s Pre-Arched Construction involves an innovative design process throughout the pointe shoe, including the shank, sole and fabric of the shoe. Pre-arching creates a closer alignment with the shape of the foot on pointe, to minimize break-in time and reduce strain on the shank. Pre-Arched Construction can help lower-arched dancers reach full pointe and reduce pressure on the instep for higher-arched dancers.

U.S. & Canada

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

EU

33

33.5

34

34.5

35

35.5

36

36.5

37

37.5

38

38.5

39

39.5

40

40.5

41

41.5

UK

2

2.5

3

3.5

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

U.S. & Canada

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

14

15

EU

40

40.5

41

41.5

42

42.5

43

43.5

44

45

46

47

48

UK

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13.5

14.5

MEN’S SHOES

FLEXIBLE

FS

FM

FH

FS — FLEXIBLE SOFT FM — FLEXIBLE MEDIUM FH — FLEXIBLE HARD

CHILDREN’S SHOES

RUSSIAN POINTE SHANKS The strength of a Russian Pointe shank depends on its length and design. Dancers should choose shanks that best match the shape of their feet as well as their support needs.

STANDARD

S

M

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

13.5

1

1.5

2

2.5

3

3.5

EU

26

27

27.5

28

28.5

29

29.5

30

30.5

31

31.5

32

32.5

33

33.5

UK

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

14

1

1.5

2

2.5

Size charts show approximations only. Please visit your local retailer to determine your proper sizes for dance shoes.

S — STANDARD SOFT M — STANDARD MEDIUM H — STANDARD HARD

POINTE SPECIFICATIONS

TIGHTS SIZE CHART

SIZE

33 34 34.5 35 36 37 37.5 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

WIDTH

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 *W6

VAMP

*V1 (short) V2 (medium) *V3 (long)

SHANK

H

U.S. & Canada

*Width 6 available in sizes 36-44.

*Vamps 1 and 3 by special order. Please call for lead time; no returns or exchanges.

FS FM FH S M H

SIZE

HEIGHT (IN/CM)

WEIGHT (IN/CM)

Adult S/M

58”-66”/147-167cm

90-130lbs/41-59kg

Adult M/L

62”-71”/157-180cm

110-170lbs/50-77kg

Child S/M

39”-49”/99-124cm

35-60lbs/16-27kg

Child M/L

50”-64”/127-162cm

60-95lbs/27-43kg

*Learn more about Russian Pointe pointe models and how to get a professional fitting at russianpointe.com.

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Russian pointe catalogue 2017  

Shop the 2017 Russian Pointe catalogue - Dance Shoes • Dance Apparel • Dance Accessories - Inspiring Performance Since 1998

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