Guest clickhere Posted March 20, 2004 Report Share Posted March 20, 2004 Shoes My dd is in her first year of ballet, doing the RAD syllabus. She watched a portion of the primary video of the RAD program and the girls had satin shoes. Naturally, she wanted satin shoes (oh so pretty) Anyway...the shoes we ended up with were Capezios (we ordered online). The only problem is there is no give like the leather shoes so they weren't wide enough for her feet. Does anyone know of anywhere that sells satin shoes in a wide width? When did you know... That for your daughter, ballet was going to be an all consuming passion, at least through high school? I know all most girls love to be pretty and wear ballet slippers and dance. And...I know that most girls burn out and quit eventually when things get "hard". I know my daughter is only 7 (actually turned 7 today) but already I am getting the idea this ballet "thing" may be a long haul event. Really, I was innocent when I signed my daughter up. I didn't take ballet as a child. I just signed her up for a fun summer class with a teenage teacher at an art school. She did ballet while my other kids took art class (ha ha in the same room at the same time). Then by October it was real class with a RAD instructor (now 2x a week). The first thing her teachers said when they saw her was, "what a beautiful face". Now she has beautiful ballet feet and natural flexiblity (as soon as she even knew WHAT splits were, she could do them both ways). This child lives, dreams and breathes ballet. I know it is a hard road to travel, hard on the body, hard on the finances, hard on the family (driving, and as she gets older evenings taken up by ballet class) so I'm definately won't be pushing her. (it'll be more like, "Oh, you want to quit, gee that's too bad, I guess we'll take all the money we would have spent on ballet and put a down payment on a house"). But really, I wouldn't push or force her to quit either. When I was little I was on swim team in the first town I lived in, we move when I was 9 to a town that didn't even have a swimming pool (a big lake, no need for a pool). I spent the rest of my school years wishing I could be on swim team again. It's just sometime I think, "oh brother, what have I gotten us into." I worry about putting so much time into just one of my children. I know as the others get older they will have their own things (she is the oldest), but it still feels out of balance right now! Just sharing I guess. Quote Link to comment
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