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Question: How do I improve my pointe!?
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So I am making an audition tape for ABT soon, and they ask for pique turns on pointe!. I've been doing poite for about 6 months, but I haven't done any pique turns yet!. Any tips!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Wow American Ballet Theater on only 6 months of pointe!.!.!.

As far as traveling goes, you need to really focus on balancing!. I like to focus on my belly button on my center of gravity, and try to suck all my weight in that one tiny spot!. also, it's really important to spot, which I'm sure you must already know, so keep your eyes focused on a stationary point that's in the direction that you are traveling!. Plus, you need to be sure that the toe of your pointe that's on the floor is all the way on it's box (you shouldn't be able to see any space between your foot and the floor!.)

For technique, be sure to keep your toe at the crook of your knee (the back of your knee) with a nice defined point!. Your standing leg needs to be prefectly straight, otherwise you will fall over, and you have to stand up on a straight leg!.

This is roughly what a pique turn on pointe should be!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

thera wrap!.!.!.it's like a big rubber band that you use to strengthen your arches!. you can get them at most athletic stores or online!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Your best bet is to work on this directly with your teacher!.

She will know what strengh and level you are at and help you accordingly!.

Keep dancing!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

i like excersise bands!.!.!. put them on the bottom of your feet while sitting down with your feet in front of you and pointe!. it really works!

good luck!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Tell your teacher about this, i bet she would be more than happy to help you!.Www@QuestionHome@Com