basmith Posted November 18, 2005 Report Share Posted November 18, 2005 Hello, I am the mother of an 11 year old girl who has been taking dance since 3 years old. Her dance teacher just advised me that she wants to give my daughter a letter for Christmas congratulating her on getting Pointe shoes. My problem is that I am not sure she is ready. My daughter is very petite. She is 4 ½ feet tall and is 65 lbs. We recently were at an orthopedist for a broken elbow (non dance related) and I asked her about when she thought my daughter should wear pointe shoes. She said not until her growth plate in her feet is closed – probably by age 13. My daughter just turned 11 in August. I am worried that she will not do well in pointe shoes. She has a street shoe size of 3 at best and has a very narrow foot. Please give me your expert advise. Quote Link to comment
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