Tuesday, June 15, 2010

hi, i was wondering if you knew any ways to improve an arch in a dancers feet... please let me know :) thanks

I found a good answer at all experts.com for you since I wasn't aware of anyway to make the actual arch better - also therabands are great for preparing your feet:

There are several things you can do to improve and strengthen your feet, but unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to change your bone structure. You can better prepare by doing a lot of plie releves, rolling your ankles in circles (both directions) and pointing and flexing your feet, articulating through the foot. These exercises, if done consistently over a period of time (improvements will take a while to notice. . .) will help your foot to be the best it can be. But there is no changing your foot into a highly arched foot--as I said, you cannot change bone structure. When it is time to begin pointe work, you will want a shoe that fits you properly and helps you to be all the way up over the box. Keep practicing and be patient! Good luck!

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