Ballet Pointe Shoes - Flexible Ankles

by Thankam
(Perth,WA, Australia)

Ballet Pointe Shoes - Flexible Ankles

Hi Odette!

I've asked you questions before and you always answer them so I understand. I just wanted to let you know that I'M GETTING POINTE SHOES!!!

Thanks for all the support you have given me and help me with. Can you explain so exercise to make my ANKLES more flexible as well?

Thank you again and can you tell me more exercises to make my ANKLES more flexible?


Ballet Pointe Shoes - Flexible Ankles

Reply by Odette

Hello Thankam,

Thank you for contacting me on ballet pointe shoes, it is a pleasure to hear from you again.

I am so happy that my help and support is helping you. My goal within this website is to guide aspiring dancers like yourself, so I appreciate your encouraging words. Your enthusiasm gives me great delight, it is so uplifting to hear your excitement on getting ballet pointe shoes. Always hold onto this happiness and excitement, it is what makes a dancer so special from the rest.

Congratulations you will be able to start pointe! This is a fantastic achievement, you must be very happy. Don't forget, starting to wear ballet pointe shoes is an important stage for every dancer. Not just your dancing needs to be ready, but also your mind. I can give you this information that you need to progress to the next level. The secret to success is mental discipline as well as physical ability. Along with the three physical secrets, the Seven Secrets, on the 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page, will give you the key answers of how to thrive in the ballet world.

As you know, I am a great fan of using physical therapy equipment with the latex resistance band. These bands will make your ankles more flexible and also build the strength you need in your feet.

To increase the flexibility in your ankles, it is most beneficial to do any foot exercises before ballet classes. This way, you will be warming the muscles in your feet so they are ready and able to be more supple whilst you are dancing. Even try doing simple ankle circles or rises to demi pointe before class to warm up the feet.

You can also massage your feet to releases any tension. You can use a golf ball or a tennis ball to massage the muscles and ease any tightness. Just add gentle pressure on the inside of your arch or around your instep. This will relax the muscles to get more flexibility.

Best Wishes,


ps. To become the best dancer you can be, learn the Seven Secrets ..... go to my
'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page

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