Jaana Heino Posted March 14, 2003 Report Share Posted March 14, 2003 I forgot to ask my teacher today, so maybe the teachers here could give their insight, as I am curious to this... In my classes we have started to do more and more stuff on demi-pointe instead of flat (none of us is on pointe yet); we usually have at least one and most often several barre combinations that have demi-point sequences in them. I can get all the way up "over my arch" (I don't know if that's the correct English expression, but on high demi-pointe, you see what I mean?), but my ankles are weak and I can't hold that position very long and it generally goes down to some sort of "quarter-pointe" (is that a word? I mean that my heel comes closer to the floor) at some point, no matter how much I work. The question is: how do you feel, when this happens, is it better to try and stay up and work from that "quarter-pointe", or to come down on flat (we are allowed to, if we are really tired) and rest and then go up when I can again? (Assuming that all else is equal, eg. I can keep my alignment in both positions.) Quote Link to comment
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