Ballet Pointe Shoes - Starting Pointe : -
Hi! I'm starting pointe this summer( having a privet class!!) and I was wondering if you had any tips for me?? I'm sure my teacher will tell me everything, but I just want to be prepared:) oh and p.s, I'm 12
Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Pointe Shoes - Starting PointeRemember, 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).
Thank you for contacting me, it's lovely to hear from you!
That's super you are starting to wear ballet pointe shoes, you must be very excited!
That is excellent you want to be prepared and it will definitely help you for pointe work.
As well as everything Lisa Howell explains in her video, my main personal tip would be to remember everything you have been taught in your previous classes. Maintaining the correct posture and engaging all the right muscles will give you the support you need for pointe work.
Enjoy the feeling of wearing ballet pointe shoes and feel as if you are growing taller and taller as you go up onto pointes.
Good luck and keep in touch!!
All the best