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To really improve your pointe range and achieve your ultimate potential it is essential to understand exactly where pointe range comes from and where you are restricted. Every foot is different and so the techniques that will improve it are different. Comprising of 41 different videos, this course begins with a series of assessments to establish exactly what structures are restricting your pointe range. It then explores a diverse array of massage techniques, joint mobility exercises and fascial mobilisers to safely improve your pointe range. This is followed by an in depth look at retraining all of the muscles that stabilise the foot and ankle to allow you to actually use your new found pointe range in class!
This unique program 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 your problem areas are! This program is essential for any student preparing for, or already en pointe, an any teacher wanting to learn more about safely preparing students for the most beautiful of dance forms!
Advanced Foot Control delves into the anatomy of the foot and ankle from a high level dancers point of view. Through a unique combination of anatomical knowledge, physiotherapy based self-treatment techniques and specific strengthening exercises, this book will help you to significantly improve the strength and functionality of your feet and dramatically reduce your risk of unnecessary foot and ankle injuries.This is an essential resource for anyone involved in dance; whether you are a student, professional dancer, teacher or health professional. With many calling it their new foot Bible, the Advanced Foot Control for Dancers program explains in detail an area which is rarely covered in other courses.
After consulting with many studio owners who loved the My Beginner Pointe DVD’s, the decision was made to add a guide book to help teachers remember all of the elements of each exercise when passing it on to their students. This 85 page supplementary companion guide for teachers has been specifically designed to allow quick access to the appropriate information for each section of the program. Having photographs and step by step instructions for all of the strengthening exercises, as well as the class work, will save time and effort in delivering the program.
Many teachers are concerned when it comes to progressing young students on to pointe especially if there is a variation in the ability of students within one class. The pressures from parents and students alike for students to get onto pointe can be difficult to deal with, and social media has added a whole new level of complexity. ‘The Perfect Pointe System’ takes the science of dance medicine out of the text book and into the classroom! Enjoy the combination of anatomical and scientific research in a clear and easy-to-use format to transform your teaching of pointe work to young students. We include tips on how to ensure that each student develops as quickly as possible to the strength and mobility requirements needed to progress onto pointe safely.