Advice 1: How to stand on Pointe

It is difficult to find a woman who has not dreamed in childhood to become a dancer and to flit around the stage like a butterfly on the tips of the fingers. But even if young people are not dedicated to dance, the chance to get on Pointe shoes have at any age.
How to stand on Pointe
Instruction
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Before you come to a ballet Studio for adults or the choreography on their own should consult a doctor. Ballet exercises seriously load the joints and the spine, the threat of varicose veins, so you need to prevent the possible negative consequences of dancing.
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In the ballet schools and ballet schools, students start to put on Pointe shoes until the end of the first year, and this despite the daily grueling workouts. Adult it will take even more time. First you need to get a good stretching of the body muscles and to develop the ability to keep balance. To do this, perform gymnastic exercises, and shallow squats and leg movement at the bench. First, holding on with two hands, then one, and finally without support.
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To stand on Pointe, you need strong muscles of the legs and a well-developed arches. First and foremost is to develop calf muscles. You can start with fast walking and the rejection of the Elevator, then go to running and jumping. When your legs get stronger is to wear shoes with higher heels. One of each of the exercises performed on the ladder. You need to stand on a step so that the heel does not touch the surface, only fingers. In this position, slowly rise and fall - from 30 times and four approaches for lesson.
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Stretching the foot is best done under the supervision of a professional. If we can do it ourselves, focusing on books and video tutorials, can damage the joint because the General recommendations do not take into account individual circumstances. For starters, you can just gently pull the fingers at anyone. To do this, the foot well heat up during a workout, then sit on the floor with your legs straight. The assistant may gently press on the arch of the foot before the appearance of discomfort (pain should not be). The knees should be straight. Then just gently pull the foot towards yourself.
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More severe stress may only provide experienced teacher. He is able to determine when a person is ready to stand on Pointe for the first time.

Advice 2 : How to choose Pointe shoes

Admiring the beauty and grace of ballerinas, a few of the audience is how hard it is to stand and dance on Pointe. These shoes are special shoes for ballet and pick her up on their own, without the advice of a professional, is quite difficult.
How to choose Pointe shoes
Instruction
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Try to find shoes in my size. Put on your Shoe and step on "toes". If in this position the heel part of the box sits not tight, so the Pointe shoes you great. If the shoes slip off heel, you need a smaller Shoe size.
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When choosing the size of the Pointe note and in their width. If your fingers "hang out", the dancer begins to transfer the body weight on the big toe, which causes him severe pain. Pick up the Pointe shoes, in which the box will fit snugly to the leg and to stabilize the position of the foot and toes. While the little ballerina may seem like too small shoes – because the shoes is quite hard, it is unusual after the usual shoes. But the rigidity of the box and its close contact with the foot will ensure proper location of the foot, and therefore the health of the little dancer.
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However, to adjust the degree of stiffness of Pointe shoes is still possible. Modern company producing dance shoes, have a range of hardness and features on it different insoles. Their designations can be found on the sole of the Pointe Shoe. There are several types of hardness: hard (H), medium (M) and soft (S). Sometimes in stores you can find Supersoft insole (SS) and super hard (SH). When choosing insoles, please contact your dance teacher: these questions should be solved individually for each ballerina.
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Pointe shoes vary in heel: it is high, medium and low. Correctly selected the heel is tight and comfortable fitting leg.
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In the final selection of a pair of Pointe use the size chart. It is composed of such individual indicators as inserts for Pointe shoes, model completeness (1,2,3), height of rise, a tool for drawing and the individual features of the dancer. While the length of the foot is best measured with a ruler, standing on her bare foot. Measure the exact distance between the longest finger and the heel.
Useful advice
Change the shoes as they Mature ballerina. Follow her convenience and development of the foot. Properly fitted Pointe shoes will affect only the quality of the dance, but also the health of the dancer.
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