She had no natural turnout at the hips and, as foot placing was demanded by the teacher, she had to compensate from the knees down. The result is stretched tendons and ligaments around the ankles, causing severely pronated feet which her mother can no longer find shoes to fit. A simple examination would have excluded her from ballet training at the outset.
If there is no control in who goes in to the schools, and not enough control of the teaching, is it any wonder that the results of professional auditions are unsatisfactory?
PETER G. SKEW
British Institute of
Northwood, MiddlesexReuse content