As you can tell from the information I am gathering, pointe shoes withstand a lot of force. Eventually, the shoes are too soft to dance in. Dancer's call these shoes "dead". Pointe shoes last anywhere from one performance (such as those of a professional dancer) to a year, depending on the frequency of use and materials.
*Note: I did not take this video*
Welcome to My Blog!
Welcome to my blog!This is my blog about my science fair project, Pointe Shoe Physics. I am testing the amount of force per square centimeter on a ballet dancer's feet while dancing in pointe shoes. I am also studying how this changes in three different positions. Be sure to check out my report, background information, videos and other cool stuff! My final report and other files can be accessed through the "Documents" link on the right. Enjoy!