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ashleydancer

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i know quite a few girls who have gotten their first pointe shoes before they were deemed ready. They're friends have given them pointe shoes that they didn't want anymore and they have been wearing them for at home practice. Is this really bad for their feet. One of the girls and a friend of mine is so good on pointe thanks to her firneds shoes that she can acctually perform pirouetts almost perfectly on pointe. i just want to knwo if this is dangerous. :)

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I know I'm just another teen and can't give advice, but my teachers always strongly adviced against going ON pointe at home before you've started, and even for the first year or so when you've started. Wearing them around just to walk is ok if you want to get used to the feel of them, but it's really not safe to try to dance on them when you haven't had the proper training and haven't built up the strength yet. if other girls are doing it you may feel behind now, but it will serve you better in the long run!!! :)

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It is not only not safe, it is STUPID! :) DO NOT wear anyone elses shoes, ever. DO NOT wear any pointe before you have been placed on pointe by your teacher and started pointe classes. DO NOT even walk around in them. That is also STUPID because no is going to do that. They put those things on their feet, and the next thing you know, there they are, trying to go up on pointe, without a clue, probably shoes that don't fit, and certainly not enough technique to know what to do up there.

 

This is why we don't allow students to give advice, perlepetite. The part where you said walking around in them is fine, is NOT fine.

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sorry for asking such a dumb question but thank you for answering.

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ashleydancer, it was not a dumb question if you did not know the answer! The dumb thing is people who have poiinte shoes giving them to kids who are not on pointe yet. THAT is dumb. And it's also a little off to think that kids will get pointe shoes and just walk around in them and not go on pointe. Yeah, right. :)

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♪Take the key and lock them up, lock them up, lock them up...♪♪

 

(The shoes, not the students!)

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ha, and thanks again for answering my question. :)

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i sometimes go en pointe at my ballet studio before class has started. my friends just look at my feet and tell me if i am up on the box yet (i have a lot of issues with that box). they dont give me advice, just tell me what i cant see. sometimes they will hold me feet in the position they are when i go into plie en pointe as i try to straighten my legs. i take it this is bad...

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I have a different sort of problem at my studio, I know for a fact that the other girls in my class put thier shoes on and practice at home. I being the perfect little student that I am do not :o . But it shows in class. It frustrates me to no end that they are breaking the rules and are rewarded for it. The pressure to practice at home gets almost unbearable at times.

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Just chuckle up your sleeve at the thought that when you're all 18, you'll still be able to dance, and they may not be able to walk. :o

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:lol: Nice, Mr.Johnson!!!

 

Ugh, obviously the people who gave them the pointe shoes were about as sharp as a basketball.... :blink:

 

So here's my opinion.......ahem....

nonono nonono nonononoNONONO nonono nonono nono no no no nonono nonono nonono no no no NOOOOOOOO!!!!! nono no no no no! The End!

 

 

Good things come to those who wait to go en pointe, broken ankles may go to those who don't!!!! :o

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What's wrong with practicing pointe on your own in front of a mirror? If you have been doing pointe already for a few years isn't this O.K? I was told that I should be doing simple things such as releves and echappes to gain strength.

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Camilla, this topic was not about people who are experienced on pointe. You need to read from the beginning and get the original question. :(

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