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    entered the break room, where brightly colored mesh bags rested across the benches. Enviously, I followed behind them, reluctantly slipping off my own pair of battered ballet slippers, evidence of hours in the practice room. Chattering happily, the girls emptied the contents of their bags and pulled out the satin-covered pointe shoes and proceeded to expertly lace them up their legs. As I sipped from my water bottle, I gazed at the beautiful sight. Attached elegantly to the perfectly-arched shank, the long soft ribbons connected the inner and outer soles to the hard, wooden box at the tip of the shoe. Soon, the soft classical melody began to play as the ballerinas performed classic, sophisticated arabesques and pirouettes as I lamely gazed from the doorway. A lump formed in my throat. How long before my chance to shine in the spotlight?…

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    Essay On Pointe Dancing

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    Many people say that they don’t want to do pointe dancing because they are afraid of what might happen to them when they start. While there are plenty disadvantages of doing pointe work, there are many rewarding things about it. A lot of people will judge pointe dancing by how it looks and say that they will never even consider doing pointe dancing, but in order to get the thrill that dancers get, you must understand the history of the amazing work of art. The art of pointe dancing was created…

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    Dance In The Romantic Era

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    costumes were more simplistic, with well-crafted detailing and softer colours. In the happier sections of the piece (the peasants waltz in Giselle par example), the costumes were plainer, but with vibrant colours. The only areas of bare skin on display were the neck and shoulder area, and it was essential that the tutu was long enough to cover the ankle. In the 1800 's, the ankle was considered the most sensual part of the female body. Creators of the ballet were concerned that if it were on…

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    Rebekah shifted Emilia’s legs out of her lap and scooted around to sit by her head instead. “Sweetheart, wake up so I can get you home.” “J’suis… mmm, I’m awake...” “No, you’re not. Come on, love.” Rebekah helped her sit up, rubbing her back to wake her up a bit. "J 'veux pas..." Emilia curled into Rebekah, burying her face in her neck. "Yeah, I know, you 're worn out. Let 's go home." "Non. " "Yep. Let 's go, up you get." Rebekah dragged Emilia to her feet and half-carried her to where her…

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    As a result my ballet pointe shoes were deteriorated, as well as my ballet lessons were disregarded, my passion was running slowly and so many things were ephemeral. Also my father died that same year and with him a lot of memories, family moments and those cozy meetings. In less than a year, I lost half of my life, thoughts, desires and hopes. But with time those wounds were to heal and I gained experience. I valued the advice of my father more and what he used to say: “If you’re going to be a…

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    Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes The art of ballet would be unequaled without splendid pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are the most distinguished element of a ballerina’s appearance. In the 18th Century, the ballet world decided that ballerinas should look graceful and light as if they could fly. A famous prima ballerina, Marie Taglioni, created the first known pair of pointe shoes. She built a small box, filled with cushions, which she attached to her ballet shoes so she could rise to the tip of her…

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    Ballet Dance Critique

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    Article Review The beauty and elegance of a ballet dancer is achieved with years of technical training. Like with any sport, to be great, a ballet dancer must train with the expectation that his or her efforts will help one to achieve excellence. Ballet dance is competitive. Without proper technical training, the odds of making it as a professional dancer are little to none. It is due to this small window of opportunity that ballet dancers are willing to put their bodies through strenuous and…

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    toes, a feat that only those with training in pointe shoes can do. An object with an unattractive appearance that has special meaning to someone for other reasons is a ballerina’s first pair of pointe shoes. The first pair of pointe shoes a ballerina receives have special meaning because they were earned through hard work and dedication, they initiate other accomplishments in a dancer’s career, and they hold lots of special memories. Firstly, these specially fit satin covered shoes are earned…

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    Betty Marie Tallchief

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    Betty Marie was a shy, Indian girl who loved dancing to ballet. She had amazing talent, but sometimes she was faced with prejudice.During her career, she changed her name to Maria, but she left her last name “Tallchief” because she had much pride in it. Betty Marie “Maria” Tallchief was truly a woman of two worlds.Ballet usually took the shy feeling away from because she loved it so much. Betty Marie was an amazingly talented girl ,who loved ballet. In the passage, it states that “ballet…

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    Anna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia. She joined the Imperial Ballet School, were she made her company debut in 1899 and rapidly became a prima ballerina. Her way forward was performing in The Dying Swan in 1905, which became her mark role. She then joined the Ballet Russe in 1909 and formed her own company in 1911. Pavlova died in 1931, after contracting double pneumonia while on tour. Because Anna graduated as a coryphée, she was able to bypass the typical…

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