ok, i am sure that what i am about to ask and say will infuriate any serious pointe dancer, but i don't know where else to ask, so here's a little history on me and then my question...
i love dance. i got started late in dance (after high school), but it's something that i really have a passion for (and turned out to be pretty good at). i've taken jazz/advanced jazz, modern, choreography, and remedial ballet classes at my local jr. college many times over.
there's the background on me
now, i've been obsessed with pointe shoes since i first laid eyes on a ballerina when i was very small. i've read all of the horror stories about trying to wear pointe shoes without an informed and experienced teacher, and have (until now) let it be.
i just purchased a pair of semi-inexpensive pointe shoes because i would really love to wear them for costume purposes (not for serious dancing). i do not have the training (or the turnout
) to really get into these shoes any time soon, so if i ruin them for dancing purposes, it's ok. i just want to be able to wear them with a costume without causing extreme damage to my feet. is this possible? what can i do to break these babies in?
thanks a lot!