Sheila Beelam Posted January 14, 2014 Share Posted January 14, 2014 (edited) Hi all More of an observation than anything else Whilst fitting pointe shoes we ask students to stand in first and tendu to second. Only one in about thirty use the floor and fully articulate to second. The rest plonk their foot into second. it isn't a test, it's so I can feel their foot muscles, but very revealing I know it's not a class, just a request to move to a position in a fitting, but the interesting part is that neither the "articulators" not the "plonkers" realise what they are doing, it's automatic. I always make a pointe of complimenting those that use the floor to get to 2nd, they are, in my opinion, a credit to their teachers. It's amazing what you learn about a dancer in a pointe shoe fitting! Sx Edited January 14, 2014 by Sheila Beelam 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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