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Morro Bay, CA

#22 Mar 20, 2010
i really want pointe shoes but im afraid ill never get pointe shoes.I've been doing ballet for seven years.

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#23 Oct 7, 2010
an onlooker wrote:
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Wow! Thought that was a given. Absolutely agree with you on that point. I wonder why you brought this up. Did you see someone attempt to do that?
You would think so, but I honestly had no idea. I am not a dancer, nor have I ever been (Did Gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do, even Capoeira for a while). I always thought en pointe was meant to be done barefoot, honestly.

I've tried it out of fun and curiosity because I admired dancers. I'm a little embarrassed to say that knowing it's dangerous now.

What does en pointe look like without pointe shoes?

Sudbury, Canada

#24 Mar 5, 2012
Dancer wrote:
I would just like to make everyone aware that daning on your toes in barefeet, socks, ballet slippers, street shoes or anything other than pointe shoes is dangerous!(Unless you are doing toe stands in hard shoes irish or tap but that is different and only do this when your teacher instructs you to becuase she will watch you and you might even need special equiptment like toe pads.) Pointe shoes were made for a reason. They are hard soled and toed, and give support to places needed. Dancing on your toes in anything but pointe shoes is very dangerous so please don't attempt EVER!
i don't think its dangerous.

Sudbury, Canada

#25 Mar 5, 2012
toe dancing is not dangerous painful mabye but not dangerous.

Glasgow, UK

#26 Nov 11, 2012
It's all about your feet.....

If you look at the video's on Youtube you'll see that the people doing this all have very high arched feet.

The high arch forces the leg and ankle muscles to be stronger and more flexible than a person with flat feet (because less of the foot hits the ground) so the person with a high arch is much more stable with a small area of foot on the ground.

If the muscles are further trained, it becomes quite easy to go up on pointe if you have an high arch.

It's a genetic physical thing - myself and my two daughters can go 'en pointe' without any Ballet training.

However, the toe joints, even for people with high archs are not designed to take that kind of wieght without support. Doing it regularly without point shoes is going to wreck your feet.

Brockville, Canada

#27 Dec 15, 2012
i use to dance, and my sister still does, and i know some one that went on pointe on pre pointe shoes, and my sister went on how wreck her feet could get, and a lot of non-ballerinas people say that pre pointe is the same to pointe shoes, and it make me like 'who drop you on the head' because like even going on pointe in pre pointe shoe can kill your feet, hope you people agree
Johns Ballerina

Piffard, NY

#28 Dec 29, 2014
I am a dancer in many different types with ballet as my major. I have been on pointe for a few years now and it took a lot of work to gain the ankle strength needed for pointe. If you're thinking of going in pointe I recommend starting strength building as soon as possible. It's so important even if you are getting impatient. So many dance companies put 7 year old girls on pointe. Don't do that it's horrible for their feet. In response to the first message, my dance company performs jazz/lyrical combos in which you stand or get up from the floor using your toes. Of course it's not completely horrible but if you don't have proper training it can cause severe damage. If you're interested in a technique like this ask your teacher to help you build strength in your feet and legs. I know I have went on a lot but I feel that what I am saying is important for those peoe who are uneducated about these things.

American Canyon, CA

#29 Dec 30, 2014
my teacher drinkses some stuff in her coffee. I said I would tell and now she wants put me in every show and give free coaches. dad drunk the same stuff, it says sammyvar on it. ma kikced him out.
ballet is my love

Mountain View, CA

#30 Jan 14, 2015
an onlooker wrote:
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Wow! Thought that was a given. Absolutely agree with you on that point. I wonder why you brought this up. Did you see someone attempt to do that?
She did not see me but I've been practising en pointe without pointe shoes and yeah that hurts but not that much to me cause I love ballet alot and I'm dieing to learn it but my parent won't allow me to buy those shoes and have classes for ballet. I just try to do it by seeing it on YouTube I really love it so badly and yes I forgot to mention but I'm 13 years old

Salt Lake City, UT

#31 Wednesday Aug 26
It amazes me to see the kinds of things that ballet dancers can do with their feet. Being able to dance on your toes takes a lot of skill and I'm sure that it can be painful at times. It's a good thing that there are shoes made for this kind of thing, because if there wasn't, there would be all sorts of people with really bad feet.


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