Ballet Pointe Shoes - First Pointe class

by Anna

Ballet Pointe Shoes - First Pointe class






Hello!

I found out a few months ago ( from my teacher) that I'm ready to start pointe this summer! I'm soooo excited!

Anyway, I was just wondering what we will in our first class, Like what we will do at the barre, and if we will even get to the center.

Thanks!

Anna

Oh and I'm 12:)

============================================


Reply by Odette

To:- Ballet Pointe Shoes - First Pointe class

Hello Anna,

Thank you for your query, it is great to hear your exciting news about ballet pointe shoes!

ballet pre-pointe
Remember, just like I did before I went en pointe, ballet students MUST take responsibility for their own strengthening prior to beginning pointe work.

Australian dancer, Lisa Howell has made a video which explains how pre-point strengthening works.

Don't leave it to your teacher!

You can watch this pre-pointe video
yourself here
(just wait for the page to load up then the video is on the top right of the page).


It is great that you are wondering about your first ballet pointe class, as it valuable to have as much knowledge as possible on ballet pointe shoes. It's not only a case of being physically ready to begin pointe work, but also being mentally prepared.

I expect your first class will be very steady and simple. You may begin with rises at barre, then move onto some echappes and releves. I doubt you will do much in the center, as the emphasis on the few first classes should be on gaining your confidence on pointe and strengthening the ankles.

To get more guidance on what the beginning stages will be like, take a look at the video above. Australian dancer, Lisa Howell has made a video which explains how pre-point strengthening works.

Good luck and enjoy!

All the best,

Odette

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ballet Pointe Shoes.





Search this site
e.g. For ballet guidance:

Be Ready for Pointe Shoes

Ballet Bible - The 3 Secrets


My Gift to You

"Seven Secrets to Success in Ballet"

Get More Information Here!

To Collect your FREE copy of Odette's
Seven Secrets
just click below.


Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Team Odette!.


Inspirational Quote of the day, with love from Odette

:-



refresh this page for a new daily saying


"7 Virtues You Need to Become a Professional Ballet Dancer".

By Odette!

Get Your eBook Copy here

"You have really inspired me to be MORE determined!"

"You are truly the best at giving dance advice."

"Thank you for bringing so much "heart" to the dance world."

Click here to see more feedback!


BEAUTIFUL BALLET CARDS & PRINTS

By Olivia Holland

Artist and Ballet Dancer in the UK

See more ballet artwork here