Ballet/Pointe

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Hi there,

I am just about to turn 13 and I am hoping to go en pointe next year. What are some exercises can I do to prepare myself? Also do you know how they examine you (if you are ready for pointe)?

Regards,
Eliza

Answer
Hi Eliza. My best answer is to refer you to this website and I recommend you read all the pointe shoe related articles. They are detailed and explain a lot.

You will also find foot exercises to make you stronger!

All the best, Dianne

Go to http://.ballettoeshoes.com/

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Dianne M. Buxton

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I can answer questions about ballet positions, ballet movements and ballet technique, pointe shoes and pre pointe exercise, mens training, ballet diet, general health issues related to dance, artistry, performance, modern dance, rehabilitation from injuries, and teaching ballet. I have taught ballet, choreographed, produced and directed dance companies. For any answers related to health questions I will offer my experience, and give references to information, but I also automatically include "see a professional".

Experience

dancer, ballet and modern, choreographer, dance teacher, artistic director, ballet mistress, producer

Organizations
I.S.T.D. Actra, Actors Equity

Publications
http://ezinearticles.com http://ballettoeshoes.blogspot.com http://streetarticles.com http://balletconnections.com

Education/Credentials
Graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada where I studied Cecchetti, Bournonville, Vaganova and Graham technique. Taught at the National Ballet School of Canada, York University, George Brown College and Harvard University.

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