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Making Progress In Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes By Understanding Basic Ballet Positions by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 09 Aug 2009 10:00pm Understanding basic ballet positions, to most people, means the five positions of the feet. Yet, a position more basic than those, is the position your body is in when you are standing with your feet parallel, in a comfortably held good posture. Understanding your personal starting point will help you progress faster. You may not be asked to d ... Read on »
Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes - and Between Class Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:29pm Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes - and Between Class Shoes What should a dedicated dancer wear for daily foot support? Today there are attractive athletic shoes in all shapes widths, and colors. The expensive built-up sole types are not necessarily the best. The kind with the springs in the heel look like they would feel great if you are w ... Read on »
How to Choose a Ballet Teacher and Dance Studio For Training in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:36pm This article gives you 7 highly effective tips about how to choose a ballet teacher. E.g., what a good dance studio looks like; the need for professional training; how to learn real classical ballet;will you need pointe shoes, and more. Many aspiring ballet dancers go through these thoughts in seeking a quality ballet class. Here are some important ... Read on »
The Best Ballet Wear in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:29pm Traditional ballet teachers can seem fussy about the dress code in their studios. There is a reason for this. When a teacher is looking over a class in motion, visual clutter needs to be at a minimum. Black leotards and pink tights are a good uniform landscape for the teacher. The black of the leotard emphasizes the line of the ... Read on »
How to Prevent Foot Injuries in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes, Or Without Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 01 Sep 2008 7:00pm How to use the foot properly in ballet should begin with the first lesson. With small children this can be taught sitting on the floor with the legs stretched out in front. The proper line in the stretched foot can be seen and understood easily. With older children, a short anatomy lesson on the foot explains why classical ballet technique is finel ... Read on »
Safe Stretching To Avoid Injury In Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:25pm Safe stretching needs to be taught to all athletes. In school, safe stretching needs to be taught for physical education classes. For classical ballet, safe stretching helps you avoid injury. Once soft tissues are torn, you will have inflammation and scar tissue will form. In ballet shoes and pointe shoes, you want uninterrupted training. Whateve ... Read on »
Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes and More Flexibility by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:29pm Summer Intensives offer a chance for increased flexibility. After your first morning class, you are partially warmed up for the rest of the day. That is, unless you are resting in between classes in highly air conditioned environments. I recommend not to do that. A cool but not cold place, perhaps shady outdoors somewhere, is better. Als ... Read on »
How to Prevent Knee Injuries in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:36pm If you are among those dancing in ballet shoes and pointe shoes, knowing why ballet technique is the way it is will help you prevent ballet injuries. Healthy knee function is not possible without healthy foot function. Also, in learning how to prevent knee injuries, understanding the function of the foot, knee, hip and spine connection is useful, a ... Read on »
Use of the Theraband For Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 19 Oct 2008 11:03am There are many uses for the therabands, so I'll discuss a few here, focusing on the feet, toes and ankles. If you are already doing pointe work, these exercises will enhance your precision of technique, save your calf muscles from over-work, and increase your gracefulness in pointe shoes. Most ballet stores carry some brand of stretchy bands, and t ... Read on »
Your Self-Assurance In Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes - And How To Build Confidence by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:57pm Ballet training is rigorous, exacting, and the finer details of technique all count. Keeping up your self-assurance is challenging. Things that are wrong about what you are doing in your ballet training are mentioned repeatedly. Most teachers want to help their students build confidence. Ballet students worry about their progress, their pointe sh ... Read on »