Tag Archives: pointe shoes

Don’t cry, little centaur

   Don’t cry, little centaur. Those pointes aren’t going to work, but….your hair sure is pretty? Gentle Reader! I haven’t posted in a bit, but I just wanted to let you know everything’s cool here in AdultBeginnerLand, we are all … Continue reading

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The ancient and terrible Ones.

I think maybe the ancient and terrible gods of ballet read my last post about my hard timez in pointe class, and decided to throw me a frikin bone, because last week class was better. Not worlds of better, but … Continue reading

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Breaking the law, breaking the law

My teacher doesn’t believe in breaking in pointes. He says it’ll happen naturally as you work in the shoe. I have come to the conclusion that he is crazy. So I got out the camera and the internet. To the … Continue reading

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Can there be some kind of club for this please?

Overheard before pointe: “Did you sew your ribbons?” “No, she did them.” (pointing across room) “Oh how nice!” “Yes it was nice. I made her a beautiful dinner with Sauvignon Blanc and she sewed my shoes. It was very nice.”

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Fixed Pointes

You know how you put on pointes by wrapping the ribbons around the ankle and tying a square knot, not in back or in front but at the inner side-back-ish area, right between the Achilles’ tendon and the ankle, so … Continue reading

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French girls carry baguettes,

Ballet girls carry EVERYTHING.

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Exclusive Behind-the-Scene photo-action from the Giant Chocolate Bunny shoot

Photographed on-location in a real driveway!!! Backdrop taped to the garage door. Just like how the professionals do it!!!

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