Guest podiumstar Posted November 10, 2003 Report Share Posted November 10, 2003 Hello! I haven't posted in ages but still check these boards regularly for tips and motivation. I have been doing 20-30 mins of pointe work once a week (at the end of class) for about 5 months now. I feel that I am progressing rather slowly because this is the only time slot my teacher offers for this type of work. Currently we do releves, coup de pied exercises, eshappes, poses, bourres and the like at the barre. Only recently have we been given the option of doing a few things in the centre. I find even simple things (like eschappes to second) incredibly difficult in the centre and wonder how one EVER manages do something more demanding - like a pirouette - en pointe! I just can't imagine this ever happening for me. Admitedly, turns are not my forte but even so...the thought of performing an enchainment en pointe in the centre just seems impossible! Has anyone else felt that they'd never "dance" en pointe and yet moved on? Perhaps I am being impatient but I feel I have hit a plateau with my pointe work and that I will need to do something hugely different to move past this point. Thing is, I don't know what it is! If anyone else has been through this and can offer any words of encouragement, advice, etc, please post! Podiumstar Quote Link to comment
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