Yeah, I’m sort of a weird case in that regard. But I spent a lot of energy on it and I’m lucky enough to have strong feet and flexible ankles.
When I was a junior (I believe) in college. One year. Sure!
It’s long, so I’m putting it behind a Read More.
I found it! Looks like the message either got sent or got published to my main account, so I’ll share it here for you all. Yay!
I’m writing up my entire dance history because someone asked. I hope you’re all ready for this. It’s gonna be long.
*for some people. Some people will need the extra ankle support that the ribbons provide, but if you have the strength and the technique, the ribbons are mostly an aesthetic element. However, if you’re dancing without ribbons, you’ll likely need more than just a loop of elastic sewn in the back; a criss-cross of wider elastic will keep the shoe on much better than a single, thin elastic.
Amazing Greig Matthews of Wiener Staatsballett a few weeks ago.