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re: Foot wear and foot care for Modern Dance- the FIRST place to look....
By baljazrez
On Tue Nov 27, 2007 09:31 PM
Great post...Lot's of great information
re: Foot wear and foot care for Modern Dance- the FIRST place to look....
By Diamdem0715
On Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:25 AM
I always deal with getting cuts in the creases at the bottom of my toes. They hur tpretty badly but I use a skin sealer to close them up after washing it out really well. I think the brand is Nexcare or something like that. The bottle and brush look like a little nail polish bottle.
re: Foot wear and foot care for Modern Dance- the FIRST place to look....
By nodoubt_dancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sat Mar 01, 2008 01:05 AM
Now the whole foot getting stuck in the toilet... do you know that from personal experience? Help!? I flushed my foot down the toilet!
re: Foot wear and foot care for Modern Dance- the FIRST place to look....
By hfaye09
On Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:44 AM
SO helpful!! thank you thank you!!
and the toilet thing, very cool, can't wait to try that one..
lol
hannah
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By turn20041
On Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:17 PM
personally i think that ice cold water does the best to take down the swelling but when im dancing i dont wear jazz slippers i wear sneakers, if im going to dance im going to be comfortable and since as far as im concerned i can dance just as well in sneakers as i can slippers
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By Dancing_Girl96member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:24 AM
Thanks! That was really helpful! I'll be using this in the future!
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By danseuse90
On Fri Mar 21, 2008 09:29 PM
Okay, here's another foot-care issue that I'm sure many dancers suffer with...bunions :S

I think I got mine mostly from pointe work, although I'm sure dancing in bare feet dosen't really help either. Any tips?
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By vibe2thebeatPremium member
On Sat May 31, 2008 08:07 PM
It isn't pleasant but you can have them removed. It will take you away from dancing for a while. I would consult a doctor to way out the odds...
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By HONEYASYA
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 07:30 PM
foot power and goldenbond is the best!
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By pointe92member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jun 30, 2008 07:37 PM
thanks!
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By Alanya
On Fri Jul 18, 2008 04:20 PM
does anyone have advice on how to prevent/treat splits? I do the liquid bandage thing but when you dance multiple hours a day and they just get worst and worst it isn't the best solution...
re: Foot wear and foot care for Modern Dance- the FIRST place to look....
By danseuse90
On Wed Jul 23, 2008 06:29 PM
^

There is this type of bandage called elsotoplast. Bascically you take a lighter and heat up the adheisive side and it sticks throughout the entire day or even longer. It's a little bit hard to find and is pretty expensive. Look for it at drugstores.
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By Newway
On Fri Aug 22, 2008 07:38 AM
I wear a wrap a round my one ankle when I dance Modern for support while dancin. I realy helps in the long run if you have bad ankles/
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By jolenegomez82
On Fri Jan 02, 2009 04:32 AM
Elastoplast is amazing, especially if you have weak ankles. Also try zinc oxide tape, not stretchy but extremely supportive.
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By luvxx2xxdancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Apr 14, 2009 04:11 PM
That's for the post!! =]
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By luvxx2xxdancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Apr 17, 2009 05:08 PM
^ I meant "thanks"!! =]
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By xxnatzxx
On Sun May 24, 2009 05:17 AM
yeh good help thanx a lot.
I think bare foot is best though to be honest.
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By Olivia5Dances
On Mon Aug 17, 2009 09:06 PM
this is a really good post :) I have a quick question, I love dancing bare foot and most people do in modern at my studio, I just don't like how my feet squeek on the floor when I do turns and movement involving turning on the balls of my feet, does anyone know how to avoid this without having to wear shoes? Thanks so much :)
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By sickntwist3d
On Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:59 PM
Hmm I am hesistant about buying footundeez but at the same time it would make me feel more comfortable in my modern class.
I tried going barefoot and our teacher told us all to put shoes on since most of us couldn't do turns :/ so I don't get to work on toughening up my feet. I don't like wearing jazz shoes in that class, or at all really because I feel like my feet are trapped, so I just wear socks :( But slowly I think my feet are getting tougher... although I'm still considering footundeez for my modern class.

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By Dazzling_Jade
On Thu Oct 01, 2009 09:03 PM
well, dance undes are great and half soles are my fav it helps with pirouettes
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By Dance4evaa
On Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:40 PM
thanks for the tips!!!
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By britamarie
On Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:06 AM
For modern, I dance barefoot. I do have Capezio FootUndeez but I only use them once in a blue moon. I use them more in lyrical.
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By Fun_In_Phoenix
On Sun Feb 21, 2010 01:36 PM
Dancing bear-foot is fun (and cheep) and I love to do it when I can.

There are sometimes when the floor is in bad shape, as has been mentioned, that I am very glad I have my foot thongs.

I have also found that dancing with foot thongs helps keep the tendinitis in my Achilles tendon from flaring up. I always take my foot wear to class, just in case.
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By fleshjazzpants
On Thu May 20, 2010 10:12 PM
the blisters and calyces will help you in the future. They may hurt now but the hard parts you get under your feet, can be used just the like "modern shoe." This way you can dance barefoot without having to use one of those silly thong sandles gloves things.
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