Ballet pointe shoes - how to ask ballet teacher MJ

by Melinda
(USA)

Ballet pointe shoes - how to ask ballet teacher MJ






hey i put MJ so that i can find it :) ok so ive been doing ballet for 2 years now i took ballet when i was 5 quit then joined again when i was 10 i switch studios because my other one did not have good teachers, anyways im 11 now and my teacher said ive been doing really good in class :) i have strong ankles,strong core and good posture and good arches (i have flat feet BUT i did exercises and their MUCH better) and i can balance very good i exercise everyday doing releves and stuff im flexible i can do left and right front splits and middles splits i can do a liberty and stuff like that do you think i sound ready? and PLEASE how do i ask my dance teacher? i feel embarrsesed :( THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!!!! PLEASE REPLY PLEASE


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Reply by Odette
To Ballet pointe shoes - how to ask ballet teacher MJ

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).


Hello Melinda,
Thank you for your message, it is great to hear from you. Everything sounds very positive for you. It is great you are taking the initiative for pointe work, you could take it one step further and discover the many crucial components too. In the video above, Australian dancer Lisa Howell is an expert at guiding young beginner dancer's on pointe, so take a look.

I understand you may be worried or fretting asking your ballet teacher, but there really is no need to feel this way. Your teacher is your main guide, so she is there for you to ask any queries or express your thoughts. All it takes from you is to pluck up that courage and go ahead and talk to her!

Many times, I was faced with situations where I had to talk to my teachers or ask them something which I felt nervous about. I know how this feels, but you just have to push yourself to do it and you will only learn they are just human too! You have nothing to loose by asking, so go for it!

I hope this helps you, but I am always here to guide too and my website is full of advice to solve any worries you may come across.

Best wishes.
Odette

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