World War 2
How and where did the British Commandos train the US Rangers on the Isle of Wight before the Rangers took Pointe du Hoc during World War 2?
Asked in Ballet
If you are pre pointe how long before you are pointe?
Asked in Performing Arts, Dance, Ballet, Maria Clara
How old do you have to be to dance en pointe?
Asked in Shoes
Can you do pointe with demi pointe shoes?
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!
Why would you read that you shouldn't buy pointe shoes unless you go to pointe class but you bought them to practice before lessons start next year?
Asked in Chemistry
Is weight a factor in going on pointe?
Asked in Ballet
Is pointe bad for you in dance?
What is the ballet variation where you do jumps on pointe?
How much training in ballet should you have before starting pre-pointe?
Asked in D-Day
Were there any Special Forces used on D-Day?
Yes, many different Special Forces were used. British troops were brought in by small submarines many times in the weeks before to assess the beaches. On the day itself, British Commandos and American Rangers were assigned to many of the really hard, well defended targets like special gun emplacements, radio sites, command sites etc. Almost all of the Special Forces achieved their objectives.
What age do you get your pointe shoes?
How old do you have to be in ballet to have pointe shoes?
The age that you start on pointe differs depending where you do ballet. Some schools even get girls as young as seven to go on pointe. Though I do not entirely agree with this as their legs are not developed or strong enough yet. It also can take up to 6 or so months once you get your pointe shoes (or even before) to complete training exercises to make sure you are ready and capable enough to go on pointe! It really all depends on a. how strong your legs are and b. when your teacher says she wants you to go on pointe! :D p.s. I started pointe at 11 :)
When were pointe shoes first used?
The year was 1832. The ballerina was Marie Taglioni. The ballet was "La Sylphide." It was the first time a female ballerina danced an entire ballet on pointe. (Note: There may have been others before her, but this is the first recorded experience on a dancer performing on pointe for an entire ballet).
How long do you have to do ballet before going en pointe?
Usually around 5 years, however it depends when you started. A good teacher will only allow you to go en pointe when your feet are strong enough and have almost finished growing, around 11 or 12. If you go en pointe before then your bones are too soft and will warp. If you only started ballet this year, for example and you are around 13 or 14 you will probably be allowed to go en pointe, but you will have to be guided very carefully by your teacher.
How many years of ballet experience should you have before you go on pointe?
Beginning pointe work doesn't always depend on how long you may have been dancing. For example if you are older than say 12 or 13 you may only need 1 or 2 years of ballet training before beginning pointe work. This is because pointe shoes can damage younger feet. However some young students are simply strong enough to hold themselves en pointe. Also it depends on what level of ballet you are. Once you reach pre-elementary then pointe shoes are compulsory if you wish to sit the exam for that grade. In preparation for pre-elementary then often dancers will spend 6 months or so before they reach senior ballet, preparing themselves and breaking in new pointe shoes so that the transition into senior ballet smoother. I hope this helps your ballet.