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My school play is coming up and I am the lead dancer. I have to do about 12 fuetees (on flat of course! 12 fuetees en pointe?!? :party:)(really sorry about the spelling) in my dance. The problem is, we have the WORST stage for dancing. It's this slippery, hollow, icky wood floor. I slip in every rehersal. There is no way to change the dance, and obviously they can't put down marley. Is there anything that I could put on my shoes maybe?




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Have you tried rosin? Get some from your studio and take it with you and put it in a little box offstage. Step in it before you go out on stage, but careful of too much, or you won't be able to turn at all! :party:

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I had the same problem at my school. I ended up hair spraying the bottom of my shoes about 2 minutes before I went onstage. You'll want to use an old pair of shoes though, mine were pretty messed up afterwards. Good Luck!

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If you aren't allowed rosin you can try just wetting the soles of your ballet shoes with plain water.

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