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Sheila Beelam

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About Sheila Beelam

  • Birthday 06/10/1970

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    Wisbech, Cambs
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    Just ballet....

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  1. Sheila Beelam

    Best way to dye/paint pointe shoes black?

    Thought I’d chip in about covers! We have the pebbles covers, Sansha covers and so Danca covers. The best I’ve found are the so Danca ones. The pebbles ones are a nylon fabric with a gap to expose a section of the sole, but the platform is covered with the nylon, which makes it similarly slippy to the satin of a pointe shoe. Available in different colours and lace. The sansha ones are cotton on top on top with a full sole in a thin suede running along the sole and on to the platform. We’ve found these are good for short term wear, but the cotton does tend to rio away from the suede after some hard work. Good for a couple of shows or for protecting shoes whilst breaking in. Available in pink or white. the So Danca ones are the most durable (in our experience!) they are made of a microfibre fabric, with suede running along the full length of the base and platform. Available in a pale pink or black. hope this helps! Feel free to message me with any questions or if you want me to send photos x
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    pointe shoe hardner HELP

    No problem 11 Nene Quay Wisbech Cambs PE13 1AQ 01945 581534
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    pointe shoe hardner HELP

    Hi Tinkerbell All great advice on hardening, airing etc above. If you get time in 1/2 term and can get to me I’m Cambs/Lincs/Norfolk border (Wisbech). We have Grishko (6 styles) Russian Pointe (6 styles) Gaynor, Merlet (5 styles) F.R.Duval, Sansha, Bloch, Freed and Capezio, all under one roof we do ask people to book appointments, but you can do that on our website. Best wishes sheila x PS manufacturers say the average life of a traditional pointe shoe is around 15hrs....!
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    Good Luck and Best Wishes

    Lovely post ❤️ Good luck to your DD and everyone else waiting for results of any sort! 🤗
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    Best toe pads for pointe shoes? Help and advice anyone TIA

    The GM toe tape is a 3M manufactured product but it’s actually a spongy tape, rather than regular tape and I would highly recommend! I also tell dancers to peel it off their toes and stick it to the inside of the packet and re-use We sell it for £7.50. i second Anna’s comment that you shouldn’t try and fit pads into shoes that have been fitted without pads. I find even the addition of toe tips can make a difference to the fit! X
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    Ballet shoes for wide feet

    I would suggest the SD16 from So Danca, Capezio Hanami or Cobra and Russian Pointe Vivante
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    Looking for adult classes in Kiev!

    Thank you so much! X
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    Looking for adult classes in Kiev!

    I’m lucky enough to find myself in Kiev at the end of August, with day times free....I’d like to take in some adult classes if possible - any recommendations for classes or anything else ballet related? (Kirov Opera House is a given!) Costume Museums, Dance shops maybe? Thank you! Sheila x
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    Leotard advice

    Thank you Ms sunshine ☀️ Howmuch! If you want to look at our website and see anything you like, I can always measure them against the size of an RAD leo. Although if yours has been well loved it may have changed shape after all that washing, but certainly a good starting point
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    Where to shop in London for child’s leotard?

    Thank you LinNM We do gave lots of fancy leotards for little people and grown ups too! Last count there were over 100 styles! 😂 Working here and being a dancer is just too tempting! If you can’t get to the shop we also post in the UK and worldwide and are happy to help with size enquiries x
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    Audition leotards and colours

    Maybe the Degas leotards? There’s been lots of threads about these and you can find then on our site below The style 9501 and 9502 have the highest leg lines. Kr sheila
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    Graduation musings

    Congrats to your DD Afab and great to hear your DD is enjoying her dancing career Ecarte I attended my own DD's graduation this week (non-dancing degree) and it truly is a great achievement for these youngsters to battle through teenage years, studying, growing up and generally surviving the circus of life in a social media spotlight these days! Hats off to them all X (And of course thanks to the taxi drivers, financiers and storage facilities. My house currently has boxes and bags all over from two daughters who say it's not really worth unpacking as they're heading back to uni soon for further study.....yes in three months!!...but I would like to see the dining room/hall/sitting room floor before then )
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    Pointe shoes

    Most brands have their main shoe styles in different widths - generally widths 1-5, A-E or X-XXXXX etc, which cater for different widths of feet. Then there are different styles within each brand that are differing shapes, tapered or square, high crown or low, etc, so therefore catering for different foot shapes. It's hard to therefore categorise a certain brand as suiting a narrow or wide foot, or a certain shape. Sometimes this judgement is just based on what style a shop can offer you from that particular brand. My advice would be to try on as many as you can! Be wary also of fitting shoes in very hot weather. Feet swell, particularly towards the end of the day after traipsing around shoe shopping for hours! If anyone needs any specific advice, feel free to message me, or book a fitting online x
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    Ballet skirts

    Sorry Peanut, we have three colours in stock at the moment: Seafoam (turquoise green) Gunmetal (dark grey) and Dream (pale grey). You should be able to select your size and colour from the drop down boxes. For a slender 14 yr old I would suggest the XS size. We have a delivery due next week with other colours - we'll announce their arrival on FB, Insta and Twitter! Sx
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    Ballet skirts

    The Dream will be on our next order, but that won’t be placed for a few weeks x We have Lilac, cranberry, Ocean and Pink Sugar on their way