It is difficult to find a woman who did not dream of becoming a ballerina as a child and fluttering around the stage like a butterfly, at the very tips of her fingers.
But even if a young man has not dedicated choreography, there is a chance to stand on pointe shoes at any age.
Before you come to the ballet studio for adultsOr do choreography yourself, it's worth visiting a doctor. Ballet exercises severely burden the joints and spine, are dangerous for varicose veins, therefore it is necessary to prevent possible negative consequences of dances.
In choreographic schools and ballet schoolsPupils begin to put on pointe shoes only by the end of the first year of training, and this is with daily grueling training. Adult it will take even more time. First you need to achieve a good stretching of the muscles of the whole body and develop the ability to keep balance. To do this, perform gymnastic exercises, as well as shallow squats and foot movements at the machine. First holding with two hands, then one, and in the end - without support.
To stand on pointe shoes, you need strong leg musclesAnd a well-developed foot lift. First of all, it is necessary to develop gastrocnemius muscles. You can start with a quick walk and refuse from the elevator, then go on to jogging and jumping. When your feet get stronger, wear shoes with an ever-higher heel. One of the exercises available to each is carried out on the stairs. It is necessary to stand on the step so that the heel does not touch the surface, that is, only with your fingers. In this position, slowly rise and fall - from 30 times and four approaches per occupation.
Stretching the foot is best done under supervisionProfessional. If you do this yourself, focusing on books and video lessons, you can damage the joint, because the general recommendations do not take into account individual characteristics. For a start, you can only gently pull your fingers with someone's help. To do this, the foot warms up well during training, then they sit down on the floor, stretching their legs. The assistant can gently press on the arch of the foot until uncomfortable sensations appear (pain should not be). The knees should be straight. Then just gently pull the foot towards you.
Only an experienced teacher is entitled to give more serious stresses. He is also able to determine when a person is ready to step on the pointe first time.