South Africa

#22 Jun 5, 2010
I have really low areches-so low that I can barely stand on pointe shoes and this depresses me alot. Do you guys have any tips on making my arches really higher? And I'd like to get my legs higher than...say, 90 degress in arabesque and grand battement. Please help me!!

Tel Aviv, Israel

#23 Jun 6, 2010
ijustwannadance wrote:
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What is this footstretch device. iv heard alot about it and i was wondering do you think its a good idea to get or try stretches on my own? all comments would be great. THANKS!!!!
It is a wonderful but exspensize device for daners- for more info go to www.footstrech.com
upset dancer

United States

#24 Jun 10, 2010
Mya, i know what its like. I have terrible arches. ive been on pointe already 2 years and still find it difficult to go up on the box completely. It is so frustrating watching all the other girls in my class go up on pointe withought any trouble!All i can say is keep looking for exersises to do and through time your feet will start to change

Mullica Hill, NJ

#25 Jun 10, 2010

Doing exercises flexing and pointing your foot could be helpful. There is an excellent free video available here: http://www.rgdancelearningtools.com/...

I have tried it (and I'm older than you), and it worked to help improve my foot flexibility. It's not so much about natural flexibility as it is about working to strengthen the parts of the foot that are involved in pointing!


#26 Jun 12, 2010
Just wondering if I could still adjust my arch. Am 23, and I don't know if they could still change at this age.

Vincentown, NJ

#27 Jun 20, 2010
Mya wrote:
im 15 years old and im getting really frustrated. i don't have a natural arch in my foot? please let me know of any exercises that can improve my arch. also i need to get a higher arabesque position so exercises to improve that would also me greatly appreciated. thank you!
Flat footed (medically called Pes planus) is caused by phosphorus deficiency (medically called hypophosphatemia) or excess of calcium (medically called hypercalcemia). There should be a balance of calcium and phosphorus in the body. The western diet is 3 times higher in phosphorus than calcium (due to casien in milk despite people thinking milk and cheese are high in calcium they are actually high in phospohorus and low in calcium even with adding calcium which is now common practice its still too high in phospohorus which causes an overall excess of phosphorus in the body and boneloss and kidney disease among many other illness, phospho protiens in meat and gluten in breads) But some people still have low phosphorus levels despite this and these people have other symptoms... flat feet is an extreme symptom of low phosphorus levels... bones and teeth will be brittle and too hard because phosphorus is what gives bones flexibility and softness while calcium is what gives them hardness and rigidity.

There may be other causes of flat footedness other than phosphorus deficiency. Do your research for yourself just type either "phospohrus deficiency flat footed" or "hypophosphatemia flat footed or pes planus" things like this.

Hope this helps someone.

Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

#28 Jun 23, 2010
Actually, the reason ballet school prefer dancers with high arches is because, if you have a low arch then your leg muscle will automatically become bigger or something like that and you will never be able to point your foot properly. I saw all this in a video talking about the Paris Opera Balet school and they explain about this. IF you want to watch you have to speak french though :)

Suwanee, GA

#29 Jun 24, 2010
I wanna Lower my arches wrote:
I have Very High arches and my feet constantly hurt I wear my the sides of my shoes out and when that happens my whole body hurts high arches are NOT the way to go I would love to find a way to lower mine and I have problems walking barefoot because every little thing no matter how small hurts like crazy and will bring me to my knees sometimes if anyone could tell me how to lower my arches even by alittle bit I would be very thankful or even just make my feet less tender.
Try walking barefoot. I know this sounds like such a simple solution, but the human body is built to walk barefoot. Walking barefoot allows the knees to do their job and cushion all movements.

Cincinnati, OH

#30 Jul 14, 2010
rosey wrote:
i just got the foot stretch device three months ago and my dance teacher already sees a MAJOR improvement. i just wanted to say that i highly advice buying this miracle plank!!!!!!!!!!
hey what is the footstretch device website


#31 Jul 17, 2010
how much is a footstretch device i have very low arches


#32 Jul 17, 2010
how much is a footstretch device

Ballston Spa, NY

#33 Aug 21, 2010
I've been doing ballet for a while now and I can't seem to improve my arch. What should I do to try to improve my arch? If you could email me the information that would be great! Thank you!


Castries, Saint Lucia

#34 Aug 25, 2010
I'm a dancer.I have been dancing for approximately 12-13 years..I have flat feet and it is really annoying!I have a passion for pageantry but I cant always do them because I need to be able to wear heels.It is difficult to find shoes to help with such what do you recommend

Chatsworth, CA

#35 Aug 27, 2010
Get some info from a pro - I got a book from htt://balletpointeshoes.info/

Lots of exercises for feet and arches and basic ballet technique tips.

Dana Point, CA

#36 Sep 18, 2010
rosey wrote:
i just got the foot stretch device three months ago and my dance teacher already sees a MAJOR improvement. i just wanted to say that i highly advice buying this miracle plank!!!!!!!!!!
Where did you get that foot stretch device. Any info is much appreciated.
stretching exercises

Jodhpur, India

#37 Sep 23, 2010
Hi people, i am also a singer, and i want to improve my arch even a little bit by next Sunday because i am trying out for SAB's summer intensive.
stretching exercises

Jodhpur, India

#38 Sep 23, 2010
Just wondering if I could still adjust my arch. Am 23, and I don't know if they could still change at this age.

Since: Sep 10

Noida, India

#39 Sep 27, 2010
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Quetta, Pakistan

#40 Oct 1, 2010
hi plz tell me how to increase the arch of my feet quickly bc i ve to join army after 3 months and they are likely to recruit people with high arches. Doesn't matter how hard the exercise is. I am ready to apply it. Plz reply asap.
carlton b

Englewood, CO

#41 Feb 10, 2011
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