Where Do You Tie Ribbon on Ballet Shoes?

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Tying ballet shoes can be a difficult task for those who are not familiar with the proper technique. Ballet dancers must have the right technique in order to ensure their safety and that of others in the class.

The ribbon tie on a ballet shoe is one of the most important elements of any dancer’s costume, as it helps to secure their feet in the proper position and keeps them from slipping out of their shoes. To properly tie a ribbon on your ballet shoes, follow these steps:

Step 1: Measure the width of your foot and then cut two pieces of ribbon that are slightly longer than that measurement.

Step 2: Place one piece of ribbon underneath your foot, positioning it so that one end is slightly behind your heel and the other end is slightly ahead of your toes.

Step 3: Cross the ends of the ribbon over each other at your instep (the top part of your foot).

Step 4: Tie a knot at this point, making sure to leave enough slack so that you can adjust it as needed when you are wearing your shoes.

Step 5: Take the second piece of ribbon and place it around your ankle, making sure that both ends are even.

Step 6: Tie a knot around your ankle to secure the ribbon in place, leaving enough slack so that you can adjust it when wearing your shoes.


With these simple steps, you can easily tie a ballet shoe with ribbon and ensure that you have a secure fit for each performance or practice session. Always remember to check for any wear or tear on both ribbons before tying them onto your shoes and adjust them as necessary to get a comfortable fit.