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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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What Pointe Shoes are the Best for My Feet?

Many dancers, and their teachers, often ask “What are the best pointe shoes to use?” This is a question with no set answer, as every foot and dancer will suit a different shoe, and many will choose a different shoe for different ballets. 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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