You are usually dancing for about 4-5 years before you start pointe work but the common age is about 13-14 Hope this helps!
It is a softened pointe shoe used to practice before graduating to real pointe or a movement that develops into dancing on one's toes.
The most common is where your toes curve in because you went onto pointe before you were ready.
A safe age to start pointe is ages 11 to 13, which is when the growth plates of the ankle have fused. Starting pointe before this has the potential to permanently disfigure the ankle and/or foot. Also generally before this girls have not had enough strength training to sustain them en pointe.
Most people believe the first person to dance on pointe was Marie Taglioli, but there is a little evidence that someone could have danced on pointe before her.
that's what I'm going to do anyway. i think its a great way to get a head start on pointe. i mean look on the Internet or buy a book, or watch a pointe instructional movie before your pointe class. you'll just be even more prepared for your class.
It is physically possible...BUT... do not do it. It can break toes, feet, and possibly mess up tendens and muscles in the process. It also hurts. If you want to go onto pointe then you need to buy a real pair of pointe shoes. They are usually cheaper online. NO! DO NOT TRY THIS! This can break your feet. Demi pointe shoes are for demi pointe. Pointe shoes are for pointe. ANSWER 2 Hi, Demi-pointe shoes are used so that you can experience the sensations of pointe shoes without going on pointe. THEY ARE NOT FOR GOING ON POINTE IN! If you are only wearing demi-pointe shoes then your instructor obviously does not feel you ankles are strong enough for pointe work yet. If you do this then you face the chance of never being able to go on pointe because you have damaged you feet. So stick to demi pointe shoes for demi pointe and wait a while until your ankles are strong enough to go on pointe! PS you should never go on pointe before you are 12 as research has shown that the joints etc. in your feet have not fully developed!
Weight is a factor, but it shouldn't keep one from going on pointe. If one has strong enough ankles to support themself, then they can do pointe. If not, then yes weight is a factor, and maybe losing some weight might be necessary before going on pointe.
If you care for your feet and build the muscles in your feet (by doing dyna band exercises) before starting pointe you should not have a problem. However if your start pointe when you are still young it can hurt your feet. Typically pointe shoes can be worn starting around age 12.
There is a variation in Giselle where the girl does hops on pointe. I've done this variation before, but I cant remember the exact variation name.
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Typically, dancers who start at around age 5 or 6 begin pointe work at ages 10-11, depending on their ankle strength.