Hi, I'm new here. My name is Macy and I've been dancing for...five years give or take. I started ballet last year and went en pointe maybe more than a month ago. I do jazz as well which I'm a lot better at than ballet, but I really enjoy both. And I need help! I just started pointe work right, so I'm a little lost. I really need to break in my shoes. I've been on pointe for about a month and my arch is still stiff as a board...any suggestions? Also, I always feel like my ribbons are going to tear out...what does that mean?