22 March 2011

Melancholy Swan Shoe Timeline

Having read the Adult Beginner's explanation of the increasing cachet that comes from tattered, worn ballet shoes and inspired by Balletnerd's own shoe timeline, the Melancholy Swan has decided to create a timeline of her own.  Every month I will post an image of my shoes and how many classes I have worn them in. 

So here they are, after 3 beginner classes and 3 sessions with the New York City Ballet DVD.


  1. I love the look of your blog. As a fellow adult beginner, I can appreciate your shoe timeline. :)

  2. My shoes are not looking much more "worn in" than that after ten beginner sessions and a day of being worn about the house. *Sigh* One of these days we'll both have wonderfully worn shoes. How do you like the New York City Ballet DVD?

  3. Hi Kim,
    I liked it, but they assumed knowledge on the part of the viewer so they moved through combinations pretty quickly. The also do exercises that they call "floor barre" which would be a lot more fun on an actual barre.