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How to Assess a Student for Pointe Work

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

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How Dancers Can Avoid Common Foot Injuries?

Most dancers will complain of some foot injury at some stage in their training, and professional ballet dancers will often be plagued with chronic foot injuries, ranging from mild ones that are nursed for years, to severe injuries that may be career ending. read more

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How Old is Too Old for Pointe Work?

Many adults start taking ballet classes later in life, and often wonder whether it is possible to progress onto pointe. The same strength and flexibility requirements that young girls need to attain before commencing onto pointe obviously apply, however there are a few other issues to consider in the adult dancer. read more

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How Do You Tell When a Girl is Ready for Pointe?

This is one of the most often asked questions in ballet, yet one to which there has not really been one definitive answer; “How do I know when I (or one of my students) am ready for pointe work?” Young girls dream of their first pair of pointe shoes for years before they will be allowed to get into them, and, until now, it has basically been up to the teacher to decide when each student makes the transition. read more

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