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Question: How much experiance do I need to move on to Pointe!?
I started Ballet 2 years ago, (when I was 10) and I wanna move on to Pointe!.!.!. any tips!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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okay!. this is what your teacher looks, for to see if you ready for pointe!.
she looks to see how strong your ankles and feet are!. so to prove this!. do this: when you go on to demi pointe- (stand on your balls)
make sure all your weight is over that and keep your ankle really strong, and push your foot right over your toes!. you also need to be very steady and have extremely good balance!. so if you always stumble, trip over, or very clumsy, practice on your balance!. the average age for you is probably 13-14!. but the most important thing you need to do is PRACTICE! on pointe and demi pointe, do allot of pointe stretches, I'm on pointe so trust me!. this will help and I'm only 13 too!. i compete in competitions and shows all over my country!. and i practice everyday for about 2 hours!. to do pointe you need to be very very patient because it takes a while for your ankles and bones and muscles to develop and get used to it!. alot of girls who are rushing to get on to pointe and they havent developed properly yet!. usaully brake or sprain there ankles or toes, and can injure themselves very badly!Www@QuestionHome@Com

usually you need at least three years of experience!. your ankles need to be strong and you need to really know your alignment and center so that you don't injure yourself!. talk to you dance teacher about when you can get some pointe shoes!. also, never buy any and start to use them without your dance teachers supervisionWww@QuestionHome@Com

The most important thing is for your body to have matured enough so your ankles can handle your body on pointe!. Your instructor will help let you know when you're ready, it might be 1-3 more years!. Be patient, and enjoy ballet, it's fun!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Your technique, flexibilty, turnout, and your lines!.
all very important!. Make sure you are giving 110% every time you walk into the studio! Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well!.!. I would wait a couple more years!. I have 9 years of ballet experience and i still haven't advanced to pointe (basically because my teacher hater me)!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Be patient!. I've danced for 12 years and im just in my first year on pointe!. Patience really pays offWww@QuestionHome@Com