Guest Ren Posted December 2, 2004 Report Share Posted December 2, 2004 (edited) Hiya, I'm new here. Anyway, I very recently just signed up for a private ballet/pointe class (my first class is Friday), and today I went to a dancewear supply store and bought a pair of pointe shoes for it. I had a very difficult time finding a shoe that fit right because I have an extremely high arch...we settled for a Bloch Serenade II/Serene V, and although the shank did not line up perfectly with my foot, it was the closest we got. The problem is, it hurt to stand en pointe for any length of time longer than maybe 2 or 3 minutes. Is this normal and I'll be able to build up the strength to endure/not feel the pain, or does it mean I'm not going to be able to do pointe? I'm 18 and female, though not as slender sylph-like as a lot of the girls in her other pointe classes are. Thanks very much! Ren Edit: Also, I'm not sure if this applies to this board or the Pointe Shoe board, but I guessed here because it has to do with the actual style of dancing, not the shoe. I'm very, very, very sorry if I put it in the wrong place. Edited December 2, 2004 by Ren Quote Link to comment
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