Pointe Shoe Fund Donation


A female dancer’s performance is dependent on the right pair of pointe shoes. The shoes allow the dancer to stand on the tips of their toes (en pointe) for a prolonged period of time. It is essential that the dancers have quality equipment.


Each year Columbia Classical Ballet provides pointe shoes for the company female dancers. The purchase price of each pair of shoes is $100. Approximately 12 pair of pointe shoes are purchased for each dancer. Columbia Classical Ballet spends more than $14,000 per year for pointe shoes. As you can see, keeping the dancers in the proper equipment is a remarkable financial undertaking.