Colours of the Ballet Shoe – level 1

07-08-2019 15:00

Traditionally, ballet shoes are pink. They do not come in more colours. This is a problem for people who are not white. Pink ballet shoes do not look good on dark skin. People must paint them with make-up. This takes time.

One black man wants to change this. He talks about this on the Internet. A ballet shoes manufacturer contacts him. The manufacturer starts to make ballet shoes in more colours. This can make ballet more diverse.

Difficult words: manufacturer (a person who manufactures – makes something), diverse (with more people who are not white).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Do you think ballet shoes should come in more colours?

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