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Pointe-Cast #1 – Parents Questions

August 2nd, 2011

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How to Assess a Student for Pointe Work

September 29th, 2010

Many dancers, and their teachers, are unsure of how to be confident in deciding when a student is ready to commence pointe work, and are rightly concerned at the lack of resources available to help them with this decision. Dance Physiotherapist Lisa Howell demystifies this topic by producing a resource that teachers may use to help assess each student’s capacity and readiness for pointe work. read more

The Importance of Balance Retraining Exercises for Dancers

September 29th, 2010

There are many things that can influence your ability to balance. Poor balance may cause your supporting foot to wobble and make it hard to stabilise en demi-pointe, putting you at risk of injury. In this article Lisa Howell discusses some test and exercises that are aimed at improving balance. read more

Improving the Height of your Demi-Pointe

September 29th, 2010

An essential component of Classical Ballet is having ample strength in the feet to get into a high demi-pointe (or ¾ pointe) position. Gaining this position is essential for correct technique and balance. Some dancers have excellent pointe range on testing, yet struggle to achieve this height when rising. Lisa Howell offers some exercises and tips to improve range and height of the demi-pointe position read more

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