Cuckoomamma Posted January 6, 2012 Report Share Posted January 6, 2012 I apologize is this is just such a ridiculously newbie post, but feel less awkward posting online than asking in person. When we watch video of ballet productions, a lot of times it looks as if the dancer is actually going out past the top of the box and tipping forward over her toes. Much of what I see in person or even on YouTube videos is not like this at all, and I'm not even sure that it's the goal. Is this a difference in style, difference in feet, difference in dancer, difference in ability? Also, sometimes when a dancer walks on flat with her pointe shoes during a dance you can see this sort of clunkiness where the arch in the foot is bending up and away from the ball of the foot (still flat on the floor). I never noticed it before and it seemed less atractive to me. The times I've noticed it have been in situations where the dancer was not a professional, but I haven't had enough of a chance to look at professional dancers and see if they do this as well. Dd is not on pointe so we aren't sure what is/isn't correct and are wondering what we're looking at. TIA! Quote Link to comment
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