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Welcome to my blog!This is my blog about my science fair project, Pointe Shoe Physics. I am testing the amount of force per square centimeter on a ballet dancer's feet while dancing in pointe shoes. I am also studying how this changes in three different positions. Be sure to check out my report, background information, videos and other cool stuff! My final report and other files can be accessed through the "Documents" link on the right. Enjoy!

Ballet Quotes

"The pointes for girls, I always say, have to be like an elephant's trunk; strong and yet flexible and soft."
-George Balanchine
"I don't want dancers who want to dance, I want dancers who need to dance."
-George Balanchine
"Many other women kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion." -Agnes de Mille 
"It takes an athlete to dance, but it takes an artist to be a dancer." 
-Shanna LaFleur 
"Plie is the first thing you learn and the last thing you master." 
-Suzanna Farrell 
"Dance is the song of the body" 
-Martha Graham
"Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of a dancer." 
-Sylvie Guillam
"Let us read and let us dance, two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."
"Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, good. If not, then no matter, go right on doing what you love."
-Louis Horst

Quotes from http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/Whitbit/quotes.html and sites on my bibliography.