What Is the Perfect Ballet Feet?


When it comes to the perfect Ballet feet, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each dancer has different goals and styles that they strive for, and so there really is no “ideal” feet shape.

However, some general guidelines can be followed to help create the best possible shape and form for ballet feet.

First, the toes should be pointed as much as possible. The arch should also be high with a curved line created by the metatarsals on the top of the foot.

The metatarsals should be evenly spaced and aligned with each other to create an even line across the top of the foot.

The heel should be tucked in, with no space visible between it and the arch of the foot. The ankle should be held in relevé position, which means that it remains slightly lifted off of the floor even when standing still or executing movements such as pliés or sautés.

The turnout of the foot is also important for creating a beautiful ballet line. Turnout is a combination of both external rotation of the hip joint and internal rotation of the thighbone (femur).

Dancers must practice proper alignment and strengthening exercises in order to achieve full turnout without sacrificing their alignment or straining their muscles.


The perfect Ballet feet are those that have been trained to have strong arches, pointed toes, tucked heels, high relevé positions, and full turnout without excessive strain on muscles or joints. Ultimately though, each dancer must find their own individual path towards achieving their own ideal feet shape depending on their unique body structure and goals.