Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers to close ×
Ballet Talk for Dancers

how can you strengthen your toes for pointe?


Recommended Posts

my ankles are pretty strong and im not that bad with pointe, but i have really flexible feet so I have some trouble going onto the platform on one leg in the center when there is no plie and i know that i use my arms at the barre :) . If anyone could help with this that would be great- thanks!

Edited by sugarplum239
Link to comment
  • Administrators

The toes and the ankles strengthen by DOING pointe work, and by NOT placing weight into your arms while at the barre! :)


(Moved this post here because it is a technique question, not a shoe question!)

Link to comment

I have found that doing some releves and eleves, In first on both feet, then one foot at a time, has REALLY helped me strengthen my feet :thumbsup: . I try to do it every day and it has allowed me to work for longer amounts of time on pointe and get on the toe without plie with ease :)

Edited by SingingInTheRain
Link to comment

Echappee's and bouree's en pointe are great {off barre} and helped me lots. Be sure to first show your teacher, so you know you're practicing correctly, though!

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...