First Pointe Shoes

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© Deborah Downes
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My twelve-year-old granddaughter Sasha during her first pointe shoe fitting, which on average takes about an hour. A beautiful pair of Russian ones turned out to be the perfect fit. Sasha's face glowed with delight the first time she stood up on them. She sure loves those shoes and I love watching her perform in them.

25 responses

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    Very exciting!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    Excellent composition!!!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (29 Jul 2013):

    What a leap in dance!! Nice capture of the special moment.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    Perfect entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (29 Jul 2013):

    wonderful shot!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (30 Jul 2013):

    Well done, esp. when it's something close to your heart!@

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (30 Jul 2013):

    Love this

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Jul 2013):

    This is wonderful...Sasha has such good balance and strength in her legs to stand on her toes as she does...She makes it look easy but I can only imagine the hours and hours of hard work it took to get her this far. She is very graceful.

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    She loves those shoes so much she has named them!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    Perfect. Very creative entry.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    what a great shot.....

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    Cool entry!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    Those shoes will soon be used for ballet is so wonderful to have the talent and love of dance

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (31 Jul 2013):

    I know that you enjoy seeing your granddaughters dancing. Sasha looks so 'at home' with the new pointe shoes : )

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (31 Jul 2013):

    May they serve her well in her chosen love of ballet. Great images.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Getting a foot up on the JPG Theme Park competition.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    lovely entry! God bless her!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Excellent entry

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Excellent entry

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    What a wonderful story and beauty in this Deborah! Lovely and filled with her passion.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    That is a very big deal! Congrats to her! Beautiful work!

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    Great work. Love the collage!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Aug 2013):

    great capture, grandma!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (25 Aug 2013):

    Presenting this in collage format is perfect. My favorite shot is bottom right.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (2 Sep 2013):


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