don't try this at home! However, it's a great example of how the foot should look IN the pointe shoe. Arch is forward and on top of the toes. Ankle is aligned above the toes. The toes are NOT crunched or crinkled under. Good work!

This is what ballet dancers en pointe are actually doing once you remove the shoe. Stay like that, very painful and then you appreciate that ballet dancers aren't stupid

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Dancers have a lot of upper body strength, flexibility and control! I've always been very flexible but have a hurt wrist right now.

Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing Hamlet Connections

Gelsey and Bary. (aka Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov, rehearsing "Hamlet Connotations," Photo by Martha Swope.my favorite dancer of all time!

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Dear dance teachers of female children and adolescents, It goes without saying that the work you do is vital in the world of dance. Spreading your passion and love for movement to the younger gener.

She is perfect #mistycopeland

Look at her extension compared to the rest.and that would be why she is Misty Copeland! Misty Copeland is literally my inspiration

Ballet - magestic movement brings silent reflection for the gazer and the ballerina ~it is emitted through the grace of the music and the fluid juxtaposing of body discipline,flexing and pirouetting through a story or a stage~somewhat like what women do each day when no one is looking.  Applaude the ballerinas in your life..they are "en point " giviing more, than is often recognized.

Almost every little girl at some point in their life wants to grow up to be a ballerina. Only a few actually pursue that dream. Here are some great ballerina pictures that keep both young and old longing for their chance to dance on stage.

Call me crazy, but this is breathtaking to me.  Just the dedication I mean really.-Morgan

The uglier the feet the better the dancer (: (: (: hard work, bunions, blisters, lost toe nails.pointe is not easy ballet is hard work and is so worth it. It is so beautiful to watch these men and woman at work(: حاسس بى ايه وانت شايف الصوره دى

Ballet Extendo

The Tree of Life - ‎photo‬ Roman Shatsky (Роман Шацький), Sakartvelo-Ballet

Love the dance pose in the woods. So cool...

Beautiful Photograph - In the planning stages of a woodland ballerina styled shoot, this just makes me even more excited than I already am!

It's me!!! Oh I wish!!

Paris-based photographer Little Shao (aka Thinh Souvannarath). Awesome pics of ballet dancers bringing art into everyday casual clothes on the city streets.

Mary Helen Bowers (founder of Ballet Beautiful fitness company), dancing while 9 months pregnant!

9-Months-Pregnant Ballerina Will Take Your Breath Away

I think I saw somewhere that in early pregnancy that if you exercise that it helps for contacting later on. For us bun heads this is perfect!

imgfave - Is it bad that I saw this and recognized the movie Center Stage? Not at all.

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