trythis Posted June 12, 2008 Report Share Posted June 12, 2008 I'm feeling so frustrated and I know I am not the only one out there....please share your stories with me so that I will know I am not alone. We have just spent $500 on our local SI, and another $160 on two pair of pointe shoes...that don't work. My 11 year old DD has grown. She has some strength and flexibility issues. And she may not know exactly what she is supposed to feel in a new pointe shoe fitting. So we seem to be trying one shoe, then another, and she isn't happy yet....and neither is my wallet . We have one more local SI in July and she is going away to a three day workshop in a couple of weeks. She is taking some private lessons over the summer. That's a lot of dancing, I was hoping for a summer of some advancement in her training and all we are doing is chasing the perfect shoe. I just feel like we have spent all this money on Pointe shoes that don't work and SI's that she isn't dancing in because she doesn't like the shoes! I know there are other beneficial aspects to an SI other than the pointe work, and so it isn't a waste of time. But can you imagine how frustrating it is to have DD wear pointe shoes for three days and then come home saying "I didn't do pointe today..." Please send me your stories and tell me how you all went through this and now your DD's are doing great! I feel like this must be why so many girls stop dancing at this age. When you combine the dificulty of getting the right shoe, with the crazy school/dance schedule and the expense... (And I am conversing with Ms DeVor about what might work....she has pictures ) Quote Link to comment
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