Beyoncé Even Rehearses for Live Performance in Heels

Whether she’s rehearsing for her Coachella performance or her live performances with husband Jay-Z, Beyoncé shared that oftentimes she’s rehearsing in heels. Of course, the artist is also performing in heels, surprising crowds with her stunning visuals and perfect dance moves.

Here’s what we know about the work that goes into preparing for Beyoncé shows. 

Beyoncé performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards rehearsals
Beyoncé performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards rehearsals | Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage

Beyoncé is the artist behind visual albums ‘Black is King’ and ‘Lemonade’

A diva never sleeps. Beyoncé has been hard at work, speaking at the “Dear Class of 2020” live stream, organized by the Obamas, performing on the Disney Family Singalong, and releasing her groundbreaking visual album, titled Black is King.

When she’s not social distancing, though, Beyoncé is often rehearsing for live performances with her dancers and band, Thanks to a few interviews, fans have a better understanding regarding her rehearsal process — and attire. 

Turns out, Beyoncé rehearses for a number of performances in her heels

Even a diva like Beyoncé Knowles-Carter needs to rehearse for her performances. When she does, she explained, she often does so in heels. That way, she’s even more perfect when she hits the stage in front of her fans.

“I don’t run on a treadmill in heels. That’s a bit extreme,” Beyoncé said during an interview with Ok Magazine during 2009. “But I do practice my choreography in heels. And I have a rule that when I have my heels on, everyone has to have their heels on, too. Sometimes the dancers are like, ‘Oh, God, we hope Beyoncé comes in late,’ because I’ll go all day.”

After she took the Super Bowl stage during 2013, the artist did an interview with Vogue Magazine. Beyoncé stated that she doesn’t even notice her shoes while she’s performing, but afterward, she can’t wait to keep off her heels. 

“I don’t feel the pain on stage,” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter said. “The adrenaline, you know, takes over. But when I get off the stage? They come off.”

Beyoncé shared clips of her rehearsing with the Netflix documentary special, ‘Homecoming’

This artist doesn’t always rehearse in heels, though. When Beyoncé first returned to the stage after her pregnancy with the twins, she explained that it was challenging getting her endurance back. 

She went on a diet, limiting caffeine, sugar, dairy, and meat until she was ready to give her groundbreaking performance. This was the same performance explored during the award-winning Netflix documentary, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. Some clips even showed her rehearsing songs like “Diva.”

Music by Beyoncé, including the album The Lion King: The Gift, is available on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. Her visual album, Black is King is available on the Walt Disney Company’s subscription service, titled Disney+. To learn more about Disney+, visit their website

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