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 Post subject: 'over the box'?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:53 am 
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I was wondering what exactly does it mean to be 'over the box'? How can you be over the box? Isn't just straightning your foot as much as possible when dancing on pointe what's important?


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 Post subject: Re: 'over the box'?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:41 pm 
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2Dance4 - we recently had a similar question and discussion - here is the link - you might want to read it:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum19/HTML/000121.html><B>Over the Box</B></A><P>It is not only important to have a straight leg/knee when dancing on pointe - but the dancer should be full over the platform of her shoe. Some dancers, because of the way their feet or legs are constructed, or even an illfitting shoe, have difficulty achieving that and end up dancing - or trying to - on the back part of the platform.<P>And then there are some dancers, again because of the way their feet are constructed - or an illfitting shoe - are too far forward, almost spilling out of the box. <P>Neither of these is a good idea. The dancer should be squarely over the platform of her pointe shoe, with a straight knee.<P>I hope this helps. You might also want to talk to your teacher about this.<P>What say others?<P><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited August 01, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: 'over the box'?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2001 5:14 pm 
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In addition to what Basheva says, I will caution you not to press your foot OUT in order to get "over your box". Remember that it is very important to lift UP out of your shoes in order to perform en pointe properly. If you emphasize pressing out to get over your box (or to get a lovely arch) you will eventually break down your shoes faster than normal or break your shanks more easily. You'll also have to relearn how to pull up out of your shoes.


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