Last weekend Julie Edison and I ran our first full marathon. Just over twenty six miles through the redwoods of northern California. It was a huge challenge for both of us, both physically and mentally, but we fought through and finished, it part because of things we learned growing up as dancers.
Congratulations to Paradi and Blake on getting their first pair of pointe shoes! If you see them around the studio give them a big hug and wish them well. “When can I get pointe shoes?” It’s a question every ballet dancer starts to ask and is something that deserves a good amount of attention. Because of the way pointe shoes function, they concentrate a dancer’s full weight onto just one tiny square inch creating a very large amount of pressure on that one spot. To do this safely two things must come together. (more…)