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Pointe or Flat?

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Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
I'm currently en pointe right now. I also have regular classes, but I like pointe a lot more! What does everyone else think?

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Well I am on flat 'cause i'm not old enough, but my ballet teacher says if I had 'em I would dance great. I usaully take classes that aren't my age (cause I'm pretty tall)and My mom just lies about my age and my ballet teacher might think I need to wait one more year, but really, it's about 2. But then again my ballet teacher says I am good enough to be in the highest level at my academy, so there is a lot of tall people but thank goodness, about three are with me.

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
That's interesting Emily. How high are your levels?

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Well our academy only has up to level 4, so i actually take a 3-4level class. Some people in level 3, 4, or half.And I don't really know if if I in 3, 4 , or 3 and a half. I think I'm mostly in the 4th level. I'll ask my ballet teacher.

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
My studio goes up to five in most classes. Tap goes to 4, Jazz Teen goes to 6.

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our studio has everything only up to 4.

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
Cool. Are the ages divided or is it all based on level of ability.

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yeah... they have age thingies and then there is level thingy.

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Ours is based on age and on ability. there are 3 levels cuz it's a small studio and I"m in the highest level in all of them. Last year I was on the Junior Line cuz there wasn't enough girls to do a Senior Line. This year there will be enough so I'll be on that.

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our studio moved to a bigger and better and newer(duh) studio

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Mendy (mendocino) | 1 comments wow! we have 7 levels and I am on the top. At least in ballet we have 7 but in jazz we only have 4 and I am not sure about everything else

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*~BrOaDwAy~* (broadwaybound13) | 10 comments im on pointe! i actually have a pointe solo this year even tho its my 1st year i still do flat tho

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*~BrOaDwAy~* (broadwaybound13) | 10 comments * sorry i meant en not on!!

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Eva I took a weird method, and I would totally tell you, but i dont know how to spell it. but you had to take a test before you moved up, and these things really put a lot of pressure on you. so you tested about every year, and sometimes you traveled all over the country. I moved before I went en point. or even pre-point. it was because i was so young, though

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Morgan I do Point!

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I'm going en Pointe next week! So excited!

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*~BrOaDwAy~* (broadwaybound13) | 10 comments you'll have so much fun Fata!! i luvv pointe! & u feel TALLER en pointe! it rox cuz im a shortie!

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OK, so not until next month. I have to get a doctor elvaluation before my teacher will even let me think about getting pointe shoes. And I can't wait. My boyfriend is almost a foot taller than me (I'm really short) and I can't wait to feel tall!

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i'm almost pointe. still 1o so yeah...

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Izzy (qwertyuiop) | 15 comments I went en pointe when I was 10 but I have low arches so i pretty much suck

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no pointe for me...sad

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Savannah Morrow (SCMorrow) I started a year ago en pointe, but I just sprained my foot so I'll have to work back up to pointe! :'(

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•Clara• T | 7 comments i'm en pointe and i have been for 4 years. i started when i was 7, but then i had to get off for 2 years because i broke my ankle and i had to work back onto it. but i do pointe and flat.

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•Clara• T | 7 comments so it's rlly 6 years thenn... okay. lol

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Izzy (qwertyuiop) | 15 comments wow that's cool!
our school goes to Level Seven and I'm in level three. Do any of ur schools do exams like Intermediate Foundation?

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•Clara• T | 7 comments mine does! i'm in level 6. my teacher said i would be in level 7, but i'm too young. =/

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Milana (tutuintopointe) Pointe is my favorite!!!

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Isabella | 4 comments i'm in level 4

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Izzy (qwertyuiop) | 15 comments cool. Which exam r u doing Clara?

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Savannah Morrow (SCMorrow) Pointe looks cool... But it destroys your feet! I have a blister on my toe that I got and was popped in one night! It still hurts too!

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Milana (tutuintopointe) I love pointe!!

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Savannah Morrow (SCMorrow) How long have you guys been en pointe?

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Izzy (qwertyuiop) | 15 comments 2 years

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Savannah Morrow (SCMorrow) 1 1/2 for me!

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Milana (tutuintopointe) 1 3/4.

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Shelby (shelby1211) I'm going up this year!

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod

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Shelby (shelby1211) thx! i really cant wait to find the right shoes and just push miself up 2 point!!!!! only 4 girls are going up including me!!!!

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
wow that's exciting!

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Shelby (shelby1211) yeah soooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!! cant wait...
OUCH fell out mi seat AGAIN!!!!!!!! i dont now how i will survive on pointe!!!!!

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Shelby (shelby1211) so im now up and its so much harder than i thought it wuz!

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
Yeah it was hard at first for me too, but after a while it feels like second nature

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Shelby (shelby1211) also i cant get all the way on my box. is that normal?

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
Oh yeah! I had such a bad problem with getting up at first. Just keep breaking in your shoe and you will be fine!

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Shelby (shelby1211) k thx. I can get on mi box its just mi shoes dont go on as easily and i have 2 bend mi legs but im getting closer 2 mi box!!!!!


Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
woohoo! Keep it up Shelby!

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Shelby (shelby1211) thx
our teacher had us hold her till she told us not 2 and some people didnt get to not hold, BUT I WUZ ABL 2!!!!!!!

thx 4 da suport! i would hug u rite now but thn i would b hugging mi computer!!!!!

Felicity/Rosestar (felicity) | 31 comments Mod
yay! and np! I love to help and support *cyber hugs*

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Shelby (shelby1211) *air hugs*!

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