Guest rhiannan Posted June 26, 2004 Report Share Posted June 26, 2004 I'm 16 years old and I am taking up ballet classes again. I took lessons when I was younger for about three years, and two years ago I took ballet, tap, and jazz classes for one year before my family moved out of state. I now have a friend who dances and has convinced me to take classes again. After taking a few lessons at this new studio I have realized how much I really do love and have missed dance. This fall I am planning on taking my very first pointe classes and I'm very excited to start and see how well I do with it. My instructors have told me that I am ready to begin this, but after reading the posts about pointe on this board and how there should be years of training before beginning pointe, I'm not sure if it's such a good idea anymore. As I said before I have had ballet in the past, but that was almost two years ago now so I'm not sure if that would count as "training" for pointe. I really would love nothing more than to dance on pointe, although I don't want to get injured because of inexprience. If my instructors say I'm ready after seeing me in summer lessons, should I not be worried about this? Is there something technique wise or skill wise that one needs to be good at before beginning pointe? Or is it just muscle tone and strength?? Quote Link to comment
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