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Competition: Win tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights event

Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week, and share via social media for a chance to win.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

25 March 2014 at 5.01pm | 34 Comments

UPDATED 22/04/14: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. The answer was 330 shoes (115 pairs) and the winner was Ioan Stefanovici.Thanks for all your entries!

With this year's Pointe Shoe Appeal open, we're offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal event on 24 April 2014, part of our ROH Insights series.

To highlight the campaign, we've collected the pointe shoes that the Company get through in a week. These are on display in a box in the foyer by the ROH Box Office and are taller than each of the dancers who are fronting this year's appeal - Francesca Hayward, Marcelino Sambé and Yasmine Naghdi!

As well as winning tickets to the rehearsal event, the competition winner and their guest will receive a backstage tour and tea and cake.

How to enter

To enter the competition, tell us how many shoes you think are in the box and share a picture of it on Twitter or Instagram, using the tag #PointesWinPrizes. If you're not on social media, you can have a guess in person and post it into the pointe shoe tower.

The deadline for entries will be 21 April 2014. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received.

Those who additionally make a donation to the Pointe Shoe Appeal online will also be entered into a draw to win a pair of pointe shoes signed by Francesca Hayward.

Terms and conditions of entry: 
The prize is a pair of tickets to see a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights Event on 24 April 2014 at 7.30pm. The prize is as stated and there is no cash alternative nor is it transferable. All entries must be received by 21 April and the winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received. The Royal Opera House’s decision is final in all matters. Tickets on the 24 April are subject to availability and winning tickets must be claimed by 23 April. 

 

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

25 March 2014 at 5.01pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged #PointesWinPrizes, Ballet, competition, Marcelino Sambé, Pointe Shoe Appeal, pointe shoes, Support, Yasmine Naghdi

This article has 34 comments

  1. Nona responded on 25 March 2014 at 6:53pm Reply

    Dear Chris, your 2nd paragraph doesn't make much sense ( esp. 2nd line).....also UK Press mentioned Yasmine Naghdi and Marcelino Sambe fronting the appeal (not Francesca Hayward as you mentioned in 3rd line) & it clearly is Yasmine Naghdi in the photo :) :)

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 25 March 2014 at 11:06pm

      Dear Nona

      Thanks for flagging.

      Yes, an error was introduced into the blog post when we were creating it in WordPress - I've amended. It's also fair to say that Yasmine is fronting the appeal, in addition to Francesca and Marcelino, so I've added her name as well.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

    • Sister Morticia responded on 20 April 2014 at 10:27pm

      246 pairs of pointe shoes :-)

  2. Jennifer Coles responded on 25 March 2014 at 7:09pm Reply

    I guess 62! I've just moved to London and love ballet, thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Inma Vicent responded on 26 March 2014 at 12:08am Reply

    79 pair of shoes could be the answer. (:D

  4. David Harbison responded on 26 March 2014 at 6:29am Reply

    250 shoes

  5. Susan Priestley responded on 26 March 2014 at 1:21pm Reply

    272 shoes

    Each one giving the nation hours of exquisite dancing!

  6. Angela Wagner responded on 26 March 2014 at 1:49pm Reply

    256!

  7. Mrs Janet Wilson responded on 27 March 2014 at 8:53pm Reply

    I think there are 426 paira of pointe shoes

  8. Maddie Allen responded on 27 March 2014 at 9:13pm Reply

    I think that it is 130 pairs on average per week ( or 260 shoes) based on decent £40 per pair shoes @ £250,000 per year. I'd love to rummage through them and pick out some of the better ones!!

  9. Julie Munro responded on 29 March 2014 at 9:45am Reply

    365 shoes? One for each day of the year

  10. Sue de Nym responded on 1 April 2014 at 10:49pm Reply

    Ambiguous question. How many shoes or how many pairs?

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 1 April 2014 at 11:39pm

      Hi Sue

      The question is 'Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week', so it's shoes rather than pairs.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

  11. Rebby Rebster responded on 3 April 2014 at 4:56pm Reply

    264

  12. Rosie Toon responded on 3 April 2014 at 10:43pm Reply

    I'm assuming it's an even number!
    186

  13. Holly Krober responded on 7 April 2014 at 3:34pm Reply

    65

  14. Nathalie Korhonen responded on 12 April 2014 at 7:22am Reply

    275 shoes, maybe, I think

  15. Marie Laidlaw responded on 13 April 2014 at 2:27pm Reply

    I guess 99 shoes :)

  16. Bridget Allen responded on 13 April 2014 at 3:29pm Reply

    I think there are 68 shoes.

  17. Mary Martins responded on 13 April 2014 at 4:43pm Reply

    I would say 220 shoes a week. !!!!!!!

  18. Irina Fuggles responded on 17 April 2014 at 10:58pm Reply

    277

  19. Blueraspberry responded on 20 April 2014 at 10:21pm Reply

    I am 'guessing' at 462 pointe shoes per week :)

  20. Penny Hawkins responded on 21 April 2014 at 1:18am Reply

    198 is my guess

  21. Georgios Balanikas responded on 21 April 2014 at 1:19am Reply

    It uses about 193 pairs or 386 single shoes per week
    Sincerely
    Georgios Balanikas

  22. Carole MacPherson responded on 21 April 2014 at 4:45pm Reply

    My guess is 218 shoes per week.

  23. Our guess is 182

  24. Mariana responded on 21 April 2014 at 8:56pm Reply

    523

  25. eleanor responded on 21 April 2014 at 9:00pm Reply

    I guess 204 shoes in the box

  26. Julie fisher responded on 21 April 2014 at 9:58pm Reply

    I think 480

  27. Yvonne de Camp responded on 21 April 2014 at 10:01pm Reply

    230 shoes or 115 paris of pointe shoes

  28. Vanessa Wilde responded on 21 April 2014 at 11:40pm Reply

    362

  29. Maria munizaga responded on 22 April 2014 at 3:36am Reply

    320 pairs aprox

  30. emiliano responded on 22 April 2014 at 4:26am Reply

    195

  31. Marina Goncharova responded on 22 April 2014 at 6:58am Reply

    460-462 shoes per week, if the August is included to your season, or 520 shoes per week if the August is not included to your season

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