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3 Ballet Pointe Tips

Learn three ballet pointe tips from ballerina Maegan Woodin in this Howcast dance video.

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My name is Maegan Woodin, and I'm a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher and student. I have danced for MTV, Diana Ross, Marc Jacobs and have appeared in many music videos. You can find more information about me and my career, as well as photos and videos, at www.dgtnyc.com. I'm going to be talking to you about ballet. Here are a few basic ballet pointers that you should know when first starting pointe. First of all, you wanna make sure that the pointe shoes you are wearing are fully fitted correctly. You wanna go to a professional and make sure they size you for the correct width, and length of the pointe shoe. The second pointer, is always make sure you do releves and warm up your feet before dancing on pointe. This can be very important in strengthening your toes and your ankles as well as for center work later on in class. The third pointer is don't use too much padding in your pointe shoes. Enough padding that your shoes and toes don't hurt, but not enough that you can't feel the floor. It's important to be able to feel the floor when you're dancing especially when you're dancing.

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