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So I thought I would dedicate a post to pointe shoes. Here is the anatomy of the pointe shoe- The main vocabulary to know are- Platform- the actually toe part of the shoe. This is the area of the shoe that the dancer will actually stand on. Toe box- the hard part of the pointe shoe to support the dancers toes. Vamp- the length from the drawstring to the platform. Drawstring- the string...
In this post I’m going to teach you how to get into your splits faster, technique, and all sorts of stuff:) First, the different kinds of splits- 1. The Center, or Straddle, split 2. The Front split (done with right or left foot in front) 3. The Oversplit (can be done with front or side splits) This one is a little bit intense but still- Alright now onto the info- The first...
Some basic ballet moves
Here are some basic moves that you practice- 1. Plié- Pliés can be done in all 5 positions. Here is an example of a demi plié in first position- And a grande plié- . Make sure to keep your hips right under you and your stomach tucked in. Also push your heels forward, this creates excellent form. 2. Tendu- Here is an example of a tendu to the front. You should do tendus to the front, to the...
I'm so excited!
I’m going with a bunch of people on Monday to get our pointe shoes! I might record one of those audio things from the trip and post it on here. I’m gonna post a bunch of stuff over the next few days so look foward to that:) I’m also gonna post some how-to thingys that I will write on things like doing the splits, getting full grande jete’s and stuff like that. Peace! ...
Dance with your heart and your feet will follow.
Hey! I’m Abby, this is my first post. I’m a ballerina and I love what I do. I also LOVE music. My favorite artists are- FlyLeaf, 3oh!3, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Jason DeRulo, oh theres so many I just cant think right now:) Right now I’m obsessed with the songs “Again” by FlyLeaf and “Whatcha Say” by Jason DeRulo. I love Whatcha say becuase I can do...