|Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM|
Can men dance en pointe?
Yes they can! We see wonderful productions such as;
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
To the comedic performances;
Men in tutus
Men in pink tights
The success in this field has resulted in a growing trend of men dancing en pointe. Men bring another element to pointe work, which has evolved the industry with strong lines and powerful performances. With such strong performances comes a lot of hard work, and there are many benefits that can be gained.
These include better foot strength and flexibility, but one element that cannot easily be attained is understanding. Understanding enhances any aspect of teaching as it introduces empathy with students and aids in overcoming any possible problems.
But what are the risks?
As for any dancer correct technique is vital, without this there is a higher risk of injury and losing tone. To avoid specific injury to your feet well fitted pointe shoes are essential, not only do correctly fitted pointe shoes give you the required support, but they give a polished and an ascetically pleasing finish. To be fitted for Pointe shoes you must find a reputable and qualified fitter that understands and caters to your needs. Then you can be assisted correctly to finding pointe shoes that aid and support your dancing.
The House of Suarez Productions
Darren Suarez, fitted at That's Entertainment Dancewear.
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