http://stufffomkati.ru/624.html Continuance of Pointe Exercises
Monday, November 21st, 2011
Okay, so you’ve exercised your ankles through the summer and fall and feel that your feet and ankles are finally getting strong enough and you are asked to go on Pointe! Congrats! But, don’t think it’s over yet. Just because you were super motivated to get permission to go on Pointe, doesn’t mean that the few ballet classes you are taking a week are enough. Even if you are taking ballet every day, you must continue to work those ankles and feet. Why? Because the stronger you are, the more you can practice in Pointe shoes while in class and the longer you can rehearse. While every Pointe dancer has to take off her Pointe shoes at some point for a break, the longer you can work your feet, the more valuable a dancer and the more hirable you are. Also, should you get hired for a Pointe gig, you want to know that you are able to protect your feet and ankles from an sudden increase in rehearsal hours. So, make sure you continue your elevées, jumps and foot strengthening exercises outside of the dance classroom even when you finally get to go up on Pointe!