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Team Talk Odette! #134 - Ballerina Pointe Shoes
December 05, 2013
Hello

Pointe shoes are key part to a ballet dancer's day-to-day life. I'm sure you will agree it is a very special and exciting time when you start to dance on pointe.

I'll let you in on a secret and tell you all ballerinas have highs and lows with their pointe shoes. It takes them years to find the perfect pair and to finally feel happy with their pointe shoes.

So, don't be discouraged if you go through a stage where your pointe shoes feel painful or uncomfortable, and feel miles off the beauty they look on ballerinas.

Your first priority for your shoes is that they fit correctly. You must pay attention to the fitting, especially when your feet are growing as a young dancer.

Don't worry, you'll always have me to help so lets go through more essential tips for pointe here -

http://balletdancersguide.com/ballerina-slippers

It takes persistence and patience to achieve anything worthwhile. Keep going!

Best wishes,

Odette

P.S - The quote of the day is: "Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." - Benjamin Franklin

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