Monday, May 2, 2011

The Only Way to Go Is Up

My entire life I have worked up to being able to dance in point shoes. Ballet has always been something I just can't get enough of. Of course, I'll complain and not want to go to class, but then I'll get there and come home with a smile on my face.
My old point shoes weren't fitted right, so they ruined my feet. My toes got an infection and I went to the doctor. He said I would never be able to do point shoes again and I have such a bad back that my chiropractor advised me to quit. Although they were both smart and knew what they were talking about, I didn't listen to them. I didn't let them slow me down.
As soon as I started in my new studio this past December, I got right back on point. My wonderful teachers helped me figure out what to do to keep my feet as healthy as possible. But, because my shoes weren't fitted right, I wasn't able to dance to my full potential.
My private tutor, Jenny, helped me out with my feet and got me new shoes about a month ago. At the beginning of April I did my first double on point. Today, I was finally able to see my arch when I pointed my foot in my point shoes. My wonderful friend, Maddie Gilbert, is probably the only one that knows what I'm talking about. But, oh well. ha ha. It was a magnificent moment. I hope I never have to stop dancing.
Nothing can stop me now!

Me in my shoes. About a month ago. Hurray!

1 comment:

  1. Cass, that picture is so beautiful. You have amazing talent.