Heyyyy, there! As most of you know, I got my first pair of pointe shoes back in June, and since then I’ve had a couple of classes on them. And now I know how pointe shoes actually feel, and have dispelled some false assumptions. Here’s a few;
How They Feel
Expectation; It will hurt like heck and my toes will bleed.
Reality; It really hurts, but no bleeding so far. Yay?
How I Look In Them
Expectation; I will look beautiful and like a ballerina
Reality; I look like a stocky redheaded elf who decided she wanted to dance (and to make it worse my dance school decided to put me on their Facebook page, like why??)
Dancing In Them At The Barre
Expectation; I will be able to at least do a few simple things in them at first
Worry; I will never be able to get up over them and I will be a loser forever
Reality; FOR THE LOVE OF LEMURS WHY CAN’T I TENDU?!?
Dancing In Them In The Center
Expectation; Wait, there’s center work?
Reality; I’m really not ready for this…*does it anyway and barely manages it*
End Of Class
Expectation; I will be SO happy to get them off!
Reality; They hurt SO bad, but I want to keep dancing!!
When I Tell People I Have Them;
Expectation; Oh, that’s so cool!
Reality; What are pointe shoes?
Do you dance or play another sport?