kellylynn Posted February 21, 2005 Report Share Posted February 21, 2005 This is silly of me to ask considering that I was on pointe at age 12. I was only on pointe for a year and then I quit ballet until recently at age 25. I guess I just didn't understand the "mechanics" of it when I was 12 and thats why I have to resort to asking this question. What makes a dancer "ready" for pointe? I know your technique has to be strong and your body has to be ready, but how does a teacher or a dancer "know?" Is there like a list of things that you must be able to do before you can consider pointe or is it just...."oh well you've been dancing for three years and you can do this and that so you should try pointe?" I would one day like to get back on pointe again. I wouldn't let myself do that anytime soon. I would like to spend at least two or three in consecutive intermediate classes before I even attempt it. I was just wondering what made me ready at twelve, and what would make me ready in the future? I know its an annoying question but I'm sure other flat slipper dancers would like to solve the mystery the whole "pointe issue." thanks! Quote Link to comment
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