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 Post subject: Pointe beginner - dancing in flippers?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:36 am 
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When I was getting ready to go "up" I read all those books you are meant to read about safety and shoe fitting, but there was nothing that said "you will feel like you are dancing in flippers and dance with all the grace of a bookcase". Is this familiar? Tell me it is, I feel like I am 7 year old again, sent to ballet classes by my GP cos I was too clumsy. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Pointe beginner - dancing in flippers?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:54 am 
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Yes it is quite normal to feel very strange in pointe shoes to begin with. Having that hardness at the end of your foot can be very disconcerting and you wonder if you will ever be able to walk gracefully in them let alone dance.

It will get easier as you become more accomplished and also as your shoes soften a little.


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 Post subject: Re: Pointe beginner - dancing in flippers?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:35 am 
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Yup! That's how I felt!
In fact, my husband and I used to call my pointe shoes my "Barbie Flippers"


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