how long does it take to get pointe shoes?

im 12 years old going into 7th grade and i just started ballet yesterday. im really anxious to get my pointe shoes!!!! ive been dancing jazz for about a anno now and im pretty sure im good. i have big vitello muscles and strong calves and ankles. i took ballet for about 3 years when i was little too. this summer im taking 1 ballet class for an ora 15 minuti and 1 jazz class for 1 ora every week. im also taking a jazz intensive for 1 week which is a 7 ora daily intensive that involves some ballet to prep for the jazz day. during the school anno im taking a twice a week ora long ballet class too. about how long do te think itll take me to get my pointe shoes? risposte from dancers o former dances o people on pointe please!! thanks(:
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[btw...i know most of the steps. i still remember everything from when i was little, plus i took dance at school and we covered ballet for 2 weeks. if that would mean anything(:]
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Immortal42 said:
It depends on your teacher. I got mine after I had been dancing for a year, and I was about twelve, but I didn't have any experience before like te have. I think it would be best to just ask your dance instructor, o someone in the class.
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thats pretty soon to get pointe shoes!! ive heard the average is 2-3 years to get them, and ive also heard as early as 4-9 months!
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BabyBlud said:
I got mine in 6 months, not because i was any good o my teacher detto i should, but because it was compulsory for us to get them. In average it can take up to either 1-5 years depending on grade, dance and teacher. Most teachers won't allow pupils to have them until they feel assured they can en pointe without straining themselves too much.
Like above said, it may be wise to ask your teacher on how long she expects it would be before te fully qualify. However please bare in mind it all depends on what grade and what school.
I'm in Britain, the rules may be different to where te may live.
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I'm sorry i also forgot to mention about the 'bad feet/good feet' quota. A good foot is a high arch and in step with moderately sized toes, a bad foot is a flat arch and toes of different sizes. There are pointy shoes that allow 'bad feet' to go en pointe without injury, but whatever feet te have, modificatuions to your shoes may be needed
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thank you, good answer
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beautifulinblue said:
I've been taking jazz for almost 7 years and took ballet for 3 of those. I am now starting ballet again and have been told I will start pointe in a year. I'm good at technical stuff and have a good arch. So, it will depend but I'd say about 2-3 years.

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