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re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By BreatheBallet Comments: 86, member since Sun Feb 03, 2008
On Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:00 AM
I'm worried now . . . my pointe shoes rub the knuckles on the front of my toes raw and cut my heels . . . do you think they are too small/ badly fitted ?
Please help :D
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By danceislife930 Comments: 36, member since Wed Nov 21, 2007
On Sat Feb 23, 2008 05:44 AM
ahaha this made me laugh :P
I remember I got my first pair of pointes and a few weeks later I got my letter for the nutcracker and turns out I got a pointe part!! and me being a beginner, did not know how to do turns so I had to teach myself how to do them without getting hurt...so I taught myself the wrong way to to them and it took me awhile to get out of that habit...so my advice, dont do anything stupid and if you are in a situation like I was in talk to your pointe teacher and ask if she can give you some private lessons before the actual season starts...

best of luck!!!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By RedPointeShoes21 Comments: 6, member since Thu Dec 06, 2007
On Mon Feb 25, 2008 05:19 PM
5,7,8 Those seem to just stand out to me especially 5 because it is true you can teach yourself wrong because you are just wearing them for fun when you don't know what you're doing
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By dance56SEHvun8member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 754, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Mon Apr 07, 2008 02:02 PM
THANK YOU!!
especially for number eight. i dont want to be a cheater! i'm hopefully starting pointe this summer and im soo tempted to try my friends shoes, but now i wont!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By firecat Comments: 25, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Mon Apr 07, 2008 06:47 PM
good pointers but I put my guilty hands up, I just couldn't resist!!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By dancingartistic Comments: 34, member since Sun Apr 06, 2008
On Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:01 PM
haha puns. pointe ahha
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By dancingartistic Comments: 34, member since Sun Apr 06, 2008
On Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:09 PM
Good advice. im not en pointe yet but when I am, I'll try to contain myself from slipping my pointe shoes on. Thanks again for the info.
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By punkgirl59 Comments: 4805, member since Wed Feb 13, 2002
On Sat Apr 12, 2008 04:42 AM
All very true. It amazes me how many people just buy pointe shoes with little or no ballet training. Surf YouTube, and you'll see what I mean. Good post.

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re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Dance_Lover6 Comments: 56, member since Wed Apr 23, 2008
On Fri Apr 25, 2008 08:07 PM
I am in a ballet class but my studio didn't have a pointe class. well last summer I really wanted some jsut for fun because I have always wanted to do pointe. so I got the shoes.

well now next year my studio is getting a pointe class and I will say that I have danced in them before even though I don't even know how to tie them or use them correctly. I know I could get hurt but I was so excited.

now i'm worried that my pointe shoes aren't correct or the right size when i really have my class in a few months. what if i have to buy new ones. what do you think of that?
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Dance_Lover6 Comments: 56, member since Wed Apr 23, 2008
On Fri Apr 25, 2008 08:08 PM
I am in a ballet class but my studio didn't have a pointe class. well last summer I really wanted some jsut for fun because I have always wanted to do pointe. so I got the shoes.

well now next year my studio is getting a pointe class and I will say that I have danced in them before even though I don't even know how to tie them or use them correctly. I know I could get hurt but I was so excited.

now i'm worried that my pointe shoes aren't correct or the right size when i really have my class in a few months. what if i have to buy new ones. what do you think of that?
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Live4Dance344member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 211, member since Mon Apr 21, 2008
On Sat Apr 26, 2008 04:58 PM
Wow!
Thanks!
I never knew any of that and I am starting pointe soon.
I had no idea!
Thanks again!
Live4Dance344
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Amaya_chan Comments: 11, member since Thu May 08, 2008
On Tue May 13, 2008 07:15 PM
I read this over, and if I ever get the chance to be on pointe...wow I won't touch my shoes until class lol I'll probably lock them somewhere so I'm not tempted to put them on.
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By dance56SEHvun8member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 754, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Sat May 24, 2008 06:53 AM
Aurgh! I just got my first pointes yesterday, but my first class isn't for another 16 days.I'll carry this list with me to keep temptation at bay.
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Passion_Balleina Comments: 118, member since Fri May 09, 2008
On Sat May 24, 2008 06:03 PM
Yeah, it true, did you got it girls?
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Passion_Balleina Comments: 118, member since Fri May 09, 2008
On Sat May 24, 2008 06:04 PM
Yeah, it's really true, did you got it, girls?
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By pointe92member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 807, member since Fri May 25, 2007
On Mon May 26, 2008 05:18 PM
I totally agree those are great reasons!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By irishballerinajrmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 190, member since Mon May 26, 2008
On Tue Jun 03, 2008 04:05 AM
I like 7-10
my ballet teacher would have screamed at me if i had gone up before...

another random story..
once i got approval of my pointes, i sewed on the ribbons - but my friend kept forgetting to & was too lazy so she never did a pointe class before we got off for the summer.... i'd done loads of classes in the time she didnt even sew on her ribbons!

anyway....
irishballerinajr
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By BalletGrace Comments: 21, member since Mon May 07, 2007
On Wed Jun 11, 2008 09:16 PM
I just got my first pair of pointes today! I am so tempted to put them on, but after reading this, I'll make sure I don't. What's sad is that I don't start pointe class for 2 months! That's in such a long time!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Urban_Holly Comments: 55, member since Sun Jun 15, 2008
On Sun Jun 15, 2008 04:33 AM
Thank you for the advice, I will take this into consideration
:) many thanks
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By BB1 Comments: 17, member since Fri Jun 13, 2008
On Mon Jun 16, 2008 09:27 AM
When I got my first pointe shoes, I was SO proud that I really did dance around my house. I just kinda stood on them but I never got hurt but still, it was a miracle so don't do this pointe-beginners!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By ballet_13ellie Comments: 22, member since Wed Jun 25, 2008
On Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:28 AM
RavenMad wrote:



13. You won't look (or feel) like Polina or Svetlana or Paloma. You will look like an arthritic drunk, clinging to a barre or your bedroom furniture...because you don't know what you're doing yet.




I was clinging to the barre my first lesson!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By Avatara Comments: 21, member since Sun Jun 22, 2008
On Fri Jun 27, 2008 08:35 AM
You are right. I will foward your advices to some of my friends to post it in their schools
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By behappy_dancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 662, member since Sun May 11, 2008
On Sat Jun 28, 2008 07:30 PM
Great post! When I start pointe I'll be sure to remember it!
re: Top Ten Reasons Not to Dance in Your Pointes Before You Start Classes
By pointe92member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 807, member since Fri May 25, 2007
On Mon Jun 30, 2008 06:50 PM
true true true! i wore mine (tsk tsk on me) and i developed a soft spot and had to live with pointes that barely worked for monthes when i got new ones i wasnt used to going up ALL THE WAY so i had bad habits that took monthes (and many pairs of shoes) to fix
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