From beginners to professionals, and every dancer in between, if you are en pointe, you need this program. Designed and delivered by two of the world’s leading experts in pointe training, My Beginner Pointe is the keystone to effective, safe and aesthetic pointe work.
Introduction & Muscle Activation
This DVD introduces the presenters and explains the philosophy behind the entire program. Lisa then guides the dancer through special exercises to train all of the muscles required to really succeed and accelerate development en pointe. The exercises are broken into sections to teach a dancer everything they need to know about:
- Core stability
- Turnout Control
- Inner Thigh and VMO Control
- Foot and Ankle Strength
- Balance and Proprioception
My First Pointe Shoes!
Beyond the Basics
Music for Class Work
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If you want to be a professional dancer, your feet are your biggest asset. Learning how to work them well from the beginning will get you where you want to go, and keep you there for much longer! Pointe work requires your complete physical and mental devotion, and this program will guide you toward stronger, aesthetically refined pointe work that will appear effortless to your audience.
The My Beginner Pointe program will unequivocally provide you with all the physical conditioning and strengthening information you need to successfully put your students en pointe. The program adopts a slow, meticulous approach that will return a faster result with no physical damage adding purification to your student’s technique. The My Beginner Pointe program is the supreme supplementary pointe program for dancers to strengthen their existing classical technique in a safe, controlled manner.
Many parents are understandably concerned about the introduction of pointe work, and this is a very real issue. Pointe work requires careful preparation with an experienced teacher, in order to avoid the many common injuries that dancers suffer. With the right training, pointe work can be reasonably pain free, and dancers’ feet can remain happy and healthy long term. The slow and careful approach taken in the My Beginner Pointe program ensures that your childs’ feet are looked after while they pursue their dreams!
The My Beginner Pointe Program Includes!
- Disc 1 – Introduction and Muscle Activation
- Disc 2 – My First Pointe Shoes
- Disc 3 – Beyond the Basics
- Audio CD – With original recordings of your favourite classics
Vicki Attard comes from Mackay, Queensland, where she studied ballet before her acceptance into The Australian Ballet School. In 1985 she joined The Australian Ballet and was promoted to Coryphee in 1987, Soloiste in 1991, Senior Artiste in 1992 and Principal Artiste in 1993.
Since retiring from the stage Vicki has continued to assist Mr. Stanton Welch AM in staging Madame Butterfly for many American ballet companies, overseen regional tours for the Dancers Company, lead her own Semi Professional Program and more recently filled the position of Interim Director of the Houston Ballet Academy.