Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dancers Feet

Yup… I’m talking about it! One of the subjects most ballerinas like to avoid… their feet. Pointe shoes are lovely, and add so much to ballet… but for your feet, well let just say that they aren’t a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers!

No, that is not a picture of my feet… but it could be. Most dancers have very battered feet, just like in the picture. When not properly taken care of, you can do a lot of permanent damage to your feet (bunions, missing toenails, etc.) Many professional dancers are so afraid of being replaced (because there are so many talented dancers in the world and very few jobs) that they will dance though pain… even broken bones. So this is just a reminder to all you dancers out there, please take care of your feet! You only have one set, and you need them!



Judi said...

Oh, that looks awful. Part of me is glad that i never persued that dream of ballet.

The_Ballerina said...

Its only a small price to pay for the happiness you recieve in the end! :D

Deb said...

Oh, wow. Ick. I understand people have dreams and all that but people need to stop and take time to care for their feet. Ick.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love traveling...just not in rainy weather when I could be writing. :)


Sasha said...

your feet look like a pros feet for sure! great blog! thanks for visiting the joffrey ballet's blog also! :)