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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Shoe Superstition

Saturday Shoe Superstition

One superstition I’d never heard was that it was bad luck to put pointe shoes on a dressing table, or any table, for that matter. It is said that doing this brings the risk of a bad performance, or being fired, or some other such misfortune. Hmmm.

This superstition may have come from the medieval practice of placing a new pair of shoes on a table to signify that someone in the household had just died (the new shoes were purchased for the deceased person’s burial).

Therefore, perhaps it is only bad luck to put pointe shoes on a dressing table if they are brand new.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #133:
“It is bad luck to put pointe shoes on a dressing table.”

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“It doesn't matter how great your shoes are if you don't accomplish anything in them.”
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