demi-pointe


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demi-pointe

foot position in dance, where body weight is supported by metatarsal heads and ankle joint is fully plantarflexed (i.e. on tiptoes)
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You are probably not going to get that full demi-pointe where it was before.
A softer shank lets you roll through demi-pointe more easily, and a wide platform helps with balance.
Lastly, stretch out your calves after rehearsals to avoid any strain from Balanchine's emphasis on moving through demi-pointe before putting the heels down.
Soussus needs to be turned out and nice and high on demi-pointe.
I noticed the special use of the feet, coming up and down through the foot, through demi-pointe.
I look for secure postural alignment," says Hess, "that their hips are over their legs, that they can sustain their turnout while rising up and down on demi-pointe, that they have stability in the ankle, and that they have sufficient muscle tone to help them lift up out of the pointe shoe.
You achieve this by working on a very high demi-pointe.
As if to convince the audience of the authenticity of their love, the two dancers face front on demi-pointe while holding hands, their outer arms outstretched as if for a curtain call, and repeat the move facing upstage.
One that is hard in the box, but pliable in the demi-pointe position.
O'Connor's use of humor is subtle, eliciting chuckles as two women trill their fingers on a man's stomach, or when two men rise on demi-pointe, hands on hips, and strut like peacocks.
You should be so pulled up on the demi-pointe that getting onto pointe is seamless.
Felia Doubrovska appeared just a second or two before class started and flew across the room on demi-pointe toward the piano, trailing the scent of Bellagio.