Category: Q & A

Am I Too Old to Start Ballet

Am I Too Old to Start Ballet?

Kylie asks: What age is too old to start ballet? My answer: First of all, let’s be clear what you’re asking.  If you want to take up dancing as a hobby, you’re never too old!  I’ve known people who’ve started...

Am I Too Old to Start Pointe Work?

Am I Too Old to Start Pointe Work?

I get lots of students asking if they’re old enough to start pointe work,, but this is the first time someone has asked me if they’re too old! In my view, age is just a number – I’ve seen students...

Shoes for Narrow Low Profile Egyptian Feet

Shoes for Narrow Low Profile Egyptian Feet

Heather asks: My daughter is getting ready to start her third year of pointe and we have gone through more pairs of shoes/brands than I care to think about. She has long toes, narrow feet with narrow heels (that are...

ballet career

Can I Make Dancing My Career?

Lisa asks: Can I make a full-time career in dance? My answer: If you’re very talented and very lucky, yes, perhaps.  But the vast majority of dancers have what we nowadays call a “blended career” – they don’t rely 100%...

Wrong Shoes for Egyptian Feet?

Wrong Shoes for Egyptian Feet?

Hayley asks: I have been fitted twice to Capezio Arias. I am struggling with painful big toes that don’t bruise, but the nails sheer off about halfway down and I have a lot of pain.I prefer to wear the ‘Ouch...

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