This poor girl is just trying her little heart out to be the best ballerina that she can be and the teacher keeps making fun of her to her face. The shoes are definitely not the issue here, and the little girl knows that. For those of you that don’t know here is what “the first position” in ballet is:

First position of the arms, as well as the other arm positions, can be executed with the feet in any of the five positions. For example, many times your feet will be in first position while your arms are posed in fifth position.
– Hold both arms low in front of the body, with hands almost touching.
– Round the arms, slightly bending the elbows.
– Raise the arms so that your fingers almost touch your navel.