The progression to pointe work is very exciting for young dancers. A pre pointe assessment is performed by a physiotherapist with a thorough understanding of ballet technique who can determine if a ballet dancer is ready to commence pointe work.
Our resident Dance Physiotherapy expert Kelly Homman shares her top-tips for preparing for your pre-pointe assessment. We won’t just look at your feet!
- Really concentrate on correct technique in ballet class from head to toe
- Work on improving your turn out with both the working AND stance leg
- One preparatory exercise you can do at home before you are assessed is hopping on the spot. Fully extend the leg and pointe your foot under you en l’air; land in a single leg plie on the same spot. Start in parallel with 5 reps and increase to 10 as you improve
Book an appointment with Kelly today for help in preparing for your pre-point assessment!