Ballet: how do ballet dancers tiptoe dance

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Ballet: Bach BWV1007

Xah Lee, 2011-04-06

Here's a video of a ballet. Incredibly beautiful.

“Nicole Ciapponi in Olivier Wevers new piece BWV1007”.

  • Music: “Bach BWV 1007” amazon

I always wondered, how do ballet dancers do those tiptoe? When they stand on tiptoe, how do their feet look exactly? is it just the big toe touching the ground? How is possible? What kinda basic training to do that?

Pointe Shoe

The answer, lies in Pointe shoe, which is specially designed shoe with a little box in front.

“pointe shoe”

Thanks to Kiara Smythe in Second Life for the answer.