A question I'm frequently asked in the store is, "What is rosin?" Excellent question!
Rosin has been used by dancers for many years to reduce shoe slippage during performances. It's a material made of crushed rock or mineral and the dancer dips their toe and/or heel into a pile of it. It sticks to the shoe and creates friction with the floor. This can be extremely helpful, especially if the shoe is made with traditional satin and can be less compromising to the shoe than other techniques, such as darning. It also leaves behind very little residue on the floor.
Rosin will most likely remain a staple in the ballerina's dance bag and can be found in most dance wear stores, including Metronome! Let us know if you'd like to try it or would like more information!