The Perfect Pointe Book: All You Need To Get On Pointe, Stay On Pointe And Be The Very Best Dancer You Can Be!

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The Perfect Pointe Book: All You Need To Get On Pointe, Stay On Pointe And Be The Very Best Dancer You Can Be!

The Perfect Pointe Book: All You Need To Get On Pointe, Stay On Pointe And Be The Very Best Dancer You Can Be!

This unique book gives you the extra help you need to get strong enough for pointe work. It includes lots of exercises, divided into four simple stages to work on; the flexibility of your feet and ankles, the strength of your little foot muscles, your turnout and your core control. It also guides you through tests for each stage so that you can work out where you problem areas are! This book is essential for any student preparing for, or already on pointe, and any teacher wanting to learn more about safely preparing students for the most beautiful of dance forms!Stage 1 - Fabulous FlexibilityThe first stage includes tests and exercises to make sure that your feet into the best possible position for pointe work. Some people will find this stage easy, others will find it much harder. No matter where you start, the easy exercises and stretches in this section will help you get a great looking pointe. Stage 2 - Marvelous MusclesHere you learn about all the different muscles in your feet, and why it is important to get the right ones strong! Mastering the fine control of your toes helps prevent blisters on the toes, as well as overuse problems in the shins. This stage will transform how you work with your feet forever. Stage 3 - Terrific TurnoutGetting onto pointe is not all about your feet. Find out how to find your true turnout muscles and make them stringer so that you don?t start dancing in parallel once you are up en pointe!Stage 4 - Beyond the BarreFinding your balance off the barre and strengthening your core muscles is so important in keeping your dancing body strong. A dancer can have fantastic feet but unless she can hold it all together she will not go very far!?The Perfect Pointe Book? is a fantastic resource for dancers of all ages. It is designed to guide you through all of the stages required for pointe work, to make sure you have a safe and fun progression onto pointe!This invaluable resource was written by a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) with over 15 years of experience in treating dancers and preparing them for pointe work. It is designed to combine classical technique training with physiotherapy techniques to fine tune and accelerate your preparation for pointe work!, this book is worth its weight in gold!About the AuthorLisa Howell is a physiotherapist specializing in the education and treatment of dancers. She owns and runs the Perfect Form Physiotherapy practice in Sydney, Australia, and also lectures internationally to various ballet schools and sporting institutions on exercise rehabilitation and safe technique. Lisa's aim is to develop a series of resources to allow dancers, athletes and the general public - wherever they are in the world - to have access to vital information that may change the way they work with their bodies. She enjoys working with dancers because of the responsibility they take for their own management, and their drive to achieve, or return to, full capacity as quickly as possible. Lisa began dancing at the age of 5 and she continues to use her involvement with dance as a constant learning tool. She loves to have a close interaction with her clients, so please feel free to contact her through the open blog at

Specification of The Perfect Pointe Book: All You Need To Get On Pointe, Stay On Pointe And Be The Very Best Dancer You Can Be!

AuthorHowell B.Phty, Lisa A.
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Year2006-11-02

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