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Although I am concerned that he has pointe shoes on at the end at his age
Yes, it is strange on the pointe shoes. Amazing though.
Have you seen “The Children of Theatre Street”? It’s a 1977 documentary on the Kirov School. Really eye-opening. Have no idea if this is the way things are done today.
Loved the Children of Theatre Street. That was one of the two things I saw on TV when I was a kid that inspired me to do the un-Southern boy thing and take ballet. The brutal training never really sunk in when I was about 10.
It’s really cool you did the un-Southern boy thing!
For a teenage boy in Alabama in the ’80s, ballet was an outside the box thing, but I enjoyed and wished I started earlier and didn’t quit when I did.
And I have not regretted restarting as an adult. It has enriched my life a lot.
Inspiring to me. I’m 61. I took ballet recreationally for two years starting at approx. 25. Life got in the way, work, etc. etc. etc. Now I am returning. Even the barre and gentle center work will be awesome. Very happy for you! 🙂
Yes, the pointe shoes are actually very concerning especially that the ribbons came undone. His technique level is not ready for pointe shoes.
The kid has amazing talent and will be an amazing star some day if he doesn’t suffer a serious injury. I couldn’t tell whether the pointe shoes part was serious or not, which may have been a reason the ribbons came untied. But it sure looked like he’d been on pointe before.
Boys ankles may be stronger at 7, but that’s still way too early for any rare boy who’d go en pointe.
You’re right about that. He needs to build his technique before doing the tricks or like you said he will suffer a serious injury. Wouldn’t it be cool if 15 years from now he’s taking the ballet world by storm and here we are seeing it all start?
I don’t understand why they give children pointe shoes at that age. Dancing on your toes isn’t quite healthy, let alone doing it when your feet are still growing and changing. It will most likely ruin his feet and/or ankles I guess… Though I hope not.
I hope not. The sky seems the limit for him if it doesn’t. To do fouettes like that when you’re 7? You’ve got to be gifted.
Ouchhhh! His pointe shoe fouettes look awful…!! But, I got to hand it to him: his off pointe fouettes look grand! Wish I could go like that, haha!
I know. That’s why I was wondering if they were just playing around with him in pointe shoes.
What concerns me? The poor boy is practically breaking his ankles in this shoes. Most of the Fouettes are not on pointe and looks painful.
Although the lad has talent. That’s for sure.
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