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Team Talk Odette! #177 - Pointe Tips
September 08, 2014
Hello

If you want to get ready for pointe and strengthen your footwork, then take some time to focus on your demi-pointe work.

You want to think of staying on a really high demi-pointe, especially when you are balancing. Imagine you're wearing stiletto high heels and it's keeping you up on demi-pointe.

As soon as you start pointe work, you'll feel much stronger and stable on demi-pointe. In the meantime, keep pushing for the maximum in your footwork.

You can find out how else to be ready for pointe here -

http://balletdancersguide.com/ballet-point-shoes

Remember, it's not just the ankles that stabilise your feet but it comes from the very tops of the legs.

Best wishes,

Odette

P.S - The quote of the day is: "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." ~ Alexander Smith

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