Pointe Shoe Fund
Donations to help our pointe shoe budget grow is one of the easiest and most appreciated way to show support to the dancers and the hard work they put into creating the beautiful nights at the ballet that you enjoy attending. Because each shoe’s span can be anywhere from a week to as little of a day, no ballet company can have too many pointe shoes for their dancers!
All donations, regardless of amount, are appreciated!
$100: Supplies 1 pair of shoes
$300: Supplies a principal woman with shoes for a performance week
$500: Helps support the corps de ballet womens’ shoes for a rehearsal week
$1,000: Supplies 10 women with shoes for a performance week
$5,000: Supplies ALL company women with shoes for rehearsals and performances of a ballet
Did You Know?
City Ballet of San Diego orders hundreds of pointe shoes for our company women each season, as pointe shoes are a necessity for all ballet dancers . They are part of the magic and beauty behind the ballerinas you see on stage. Pointe shoes are put through hard abuse throughout the rehearsal process and performances. They are hand made from delicate materials, and cost an average of $100 a pair. Because each shoe’s lifespan can be anywhere from a week to as little as a day, no ballet company can have too many pointe shoes for their dancers! Pointe shoes are considered dead (not wearable) when they become too soft to support the ballerina while she dances. Dancing on dead shoes can hinder the ballerina’s performance and result in injury.
Donating to help our pointe shoe budget grow is one of the easiest and most appreciated ways you can support the dancers and the hard work they put into creating the beautiful nights at the ballet you enjoy attending.