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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 2 months ago

Are wide feet or narrow feet better for ballet?

Does it matter? What's more beneficial?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It doesn't matter.  The shoe is held on with elastic, across the top so as long as the foot points well, width doesn't matter.  That goes for regular ballet shoes and point.

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  • 2 months ago

    The ideal ballet foot for a ballet career is a flexible foot that is long and thin with long toes and a high instep. This is more about line than anything else.  That being said the easiest foot to work with in ballet is a flexible foot with a medium height instep. As long as you weren’t born with an inflexible flat foot you should be fine in recreational ballet. If you were born with real ballet feet with a high instep, it will take longer to be able to safely go on pointe. Pointe may not be doable in a recreational ballet class because training is less often and less rigorous. Those with average feet do better in recreational ballet. 

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    • mintchips49
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      2 months agoReport

      Probably not. Schools that offer the right training to give someone a chance for a ballet career screen for body which includes feet. 

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  • 2 months ago

    You must deal with the feet you have. It's easier if your body is light and flexible, with small feet, but it's never impossible.

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