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Ballet Apparel for Men E-BookBallet Apparel for Men – Free e-Book

I’m excited to present a finished project that I’ve been working on for a little while now. I’ve compiled all the information a beginner needs to know about the confusing topic of men’s ballet apparel, and put it into this e-book. I’ve included a bunch of illustrations as well.

Topics include:

  • When and why you need to wear tights
  • How to clean and maintain each piece of apparel
  • How to sew and prepare your ballet shoes
  • What a dance belt is
  • What the typical dress code is for ballet class
  • What pointe shoes are and what you need to know about them
  • Plus much more!

Another great thing about this e-Book, is that it is totally free to download AND distribute. You have permission to give this to your friends, or provide it to your own readers. One of the best ways I think we can get guys to dance, is to take away all of the confusion about the attire and getting started. That is what I aim to do with this book.

This book is also a great resource for beginner ballet classes and studios. I encourage teachers and studio owners to print copies or sections of this book to have available for new male dancers. You will no longer have to have the awkward dance belt conversation. (A print version of this book will be available soon for retail and discounted educational pricing).


Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) to download the Ballet Apparel for Men e-Book.

Webmasters, download the cover image here, if you would like to use it for your website.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 henrik March 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Great job!! I linked to it on the blog and on facebook/Twitter! Keep up the good work!

2 Catherine March 24, 2010 at 11:58 am

This is a really terrific resource David! I’ve listed it on my blog as well…great job!

3 Smart July 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm

You put some work in to this book. Maybe I find the time to translate it to German. Please contact me.

4 J.F.R. October 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Your book is very good and perhaps even one of the kind. There are couple of things that came into my mind while reading it. First of all it seems a bit US-centered for a person living in Europe. (For example the links.)

The other thing is an idea I got while reading your very good writing concerning tights. I think you know that there is a huge difference between the quality of men’s tights. There are for example real men’s tights from a very well known manufacturer that are way too see-through. I’ve been very frustrated having to buy many expensive (footed) tights before finding really a good pair. And it’s a shame that apparently all the men dancing have to go through all this trouble. (At least the ones like me – living in a country with only two stores selling ballet apparel and the both have only one (same) model of men’s footed tights.) Okay, my point is that it would be amazing for you to do a…kind of an entry about different tights. You know, telling about the quality and maybe giving stars form one to five or something like that. If there is something I could do to help you with this, I’d be more than happy.

5 Stefano M. December 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Great book!Very useful!

6 Mommashamma August 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Please do the tights overview as suggested by J.F. R. or J. F. R. needs to do it alone. I am a mom of a young male dancer and we are so new at all of this and have zero $ to make mistakes in our choices! Thanks so much for all the help with shoe choices and care!
It makes me want to dance!

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