I took 10+ years of dance growing up starting with ballet and later switching the jazz. I've taken classes as an adult and would love to try more in the future.
I also love movies. So, it's really easy to get me to see a dance movie, perfect combo. Even if the storyline isn't great (Step it Up 3D), as long as the dancing works, I'm good.
My regret with switching to jazz is that I didn't stay in ballet long enough to get pointe shoes & an amazing tutu, like Natalie Portman's character in Black Swan.
WOW. If I had them I'd twirl around my kitchen nonstop.
Most dance/ballet movies include a montage of sore, bloody injured feet and the special tricks dancers use to care for their feet and prepare their shoes.
While currently a triathlete, and not a principal dancer, I too have foot issues:
- * Something happened while wearing fins at my last masters practice and I have raw sore spots on both feet.
- That same weekend our third-grader scooted a chair and landed the metal chair leg's pointy base on my bare foot (the bruise is nastier than this picture.)
- I have weird foot tan lines from Florida,
- odd pre-bunion type shape on the right side,
- my toe nail polish isn't great,
- bulging veins and more.
Overall, this is a pretty ugly foot picture and I'm a little shy about sharing it. But I'm grateful for where my feet have carried me and look forward to many many future adventures, whether barefoot or en pointe.On Topic
Black Swan trailer
Step it Up 3D *The move at 33seconds is fascinating.
Oscar nominations (With Best Picture, so far I've seen Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, 127 Hours & True Grit.)
Questions for You:
- Why does every movie lately have to be in 3D?
- How do you feel about your feet?
- Best picture opinions?
photos: one of my early ballet photos, I'm in the center back. My foot, by me.