All you need to get on pointe, stay on pointe and be the very best dancer you can be! This unique book gives you the extra help you need to really get strong enough for pointe work. It includes lots of exercises, divided into four simple stages to work on; the flexibility of your feet and ankles, the strength of your little foot muscles, your turnout and your core control. It also guides you through tests for each stage so that you can work out where you problem areas are! This book is essential for any student preparing for, or already on pointe, and any teacher wanting to learn more about safely preparing students for the most beautiful of dance forms!
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 2, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.4 inches
About the Author
Lisa Howell is a physiotherapist specializing in the education and treatment of dancers. She owns and runs the Perfect Form Physiotherapy practice in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and also lectures internationally to various ballet schools and sporting institutions on exercise rehabilitation and safe technique. Lisa’s aim is to develop a series of resources to allow dancers, athletes and the general public – wherever they are in the world – to have access to vital information that may change the way they work with their bodies. She enjoys working with dancers because of the responsibility they take for their own management, and their drive to achieve, or return to, full capacity as quickly as possible. Lisa began dancing at the age of 5 and she continues to use her involvement with dance as a constant learning tool. She loves to have a close interaction with her clients, so please feel free to contact her through the open blog at www.theballetblog.com.