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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 to Deal with Bunions en Pointe

Many girls who start on pointe are scared that they will get bunions from doing pointe work. If a bunion is present it can cause real problems with fitting pointe shoes and dancing en pointe. Dance Physiotherapist Lisa Howell discusses the reality of dancing with bunions and offers practical solutions to working en pointe more comfortably. read more

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How Do you Fit Pointe Shoes?

Having pointe shoes that fit well can make all the difference in you loving or hating pointe work, so it is important to get it right from the beginning. Ill fitting shoes can result in not only pain and discomfort while dancing, but also black toenails, blisters and stress fractures in the toes. 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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