I am pigeon toed. It is the way my bones formed and starts from my hip. I noticed it doesn't look very pretty for dancing, or in general for that matter, but I always shrugged it off because I figured it is something I cannot control. Tonight, though, my dance idols and mentors told me it would be something I would have to fix if I want to take my dance to the next level. I definitely want to become a better dancer but I don't even know if that is possible. They were telling me about other people who had to do it but I am not sure that is applicable to me because after just a few minutes of trying to walk normally I felt slight pain in my thigh and hip and my knee felt contorted. Has anyone else had this or a similar problem? Is it possible to change something like this? They made it sound like it was a choice between changing the way I walk to become a better dancer or not becoming a top level dancer. Okay, I don't expect to win any competitions being pigeon toed but could this really keep me from being considered a top dancer?