The Perfect Pointe Book

All The Tips, Tricks And Exercises You Need To Know About Starting En Pointe

Archive for November, 2007

A Brand New Newsletter!

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I decided that it was time to give all of our hard working teachers a special newsletter all of their own, to help answer some of the great questions I get through e-mail.

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Rises And Prances En Pointe

Pointe Through The Demi Pointe

Clawing the toes is very common amongst dancers. Unfortunately clawing the toes can cause many different problems so it is important to strengthen the small foot intrinsic muscles in order to keep the toes long.

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Rises With Transfer

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Rises With Transfer Rises in first position with a transfer of weight is a fantastic way to strengthen and train the extrinsic muscles of the lower leg and foot. This video demonstrates how to perform this exercise correctly.

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Pointe Through The Demi Pointe

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Pointe Through The Demi Pointe

Clawing the toes is very common amongst dancers. Unfortunately clawing the toes can cause many different problems so it is important to strengthen the small foot intrinsic muscles in order to keep the toes long.
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Tendu

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Tendu

The Tendu is one of the fundamental steps of classical dance. Performing Tendu can be a fantastic exercise for strengthening the feet and lower legs so I have created this little video to help you perfect your Tendu.

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Clams and Piriformis Stretch

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Tendu

This video demonstrates the correct way to perform Clams and Piriformis Stretches. Unfortunately Clams are frequently taught incorrectly so I have created this video to show you the correct way to perform this exercise.

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What is the best age to start en pointe?

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Tendu So many people ask me this question that I thought it was more than time I did a video explaining when the best time is.

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