dancing on your toes without pointe shoes is dangerous

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mooooooo

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#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?
Ebear

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#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.
Ebear

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

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#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.
awesomnator

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#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

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