Today we talk about hops on pointe. These are some of the hardest steps to do in ballet class or in a performance. But you can improve them! Make sure you are doing them correctly with proper form, have quad and ankle strength, are lifting up through the core, and don’t fear them! Hops en pointe are 90% mental, so make sure you believe in yourself.

Feet & Pointe Strengthening Workout

4 thoughts on “Hops on Pointe

  1. Thank you for this video! I had lots of troubles with hops en pointe on one leg. I did the variation from Flames of Paris at my summer intensive this past year. For those who don’t know, Flames has lots one-leg hops in it. I’m going to try it again after doing some of these exercises and see how it goes! Thank you so much, very helpful.

  2. Thank you so much! As Clara in the Nutcracker this year I have to do lot’s of hops and excited to work on them again today during rehearsal and try the “lifting up” tip!

  3. Thank you so much. This is great. I am working on the Dulcinea variation right now and have been having some trouble with the hops. I’m going to apply your tips and do your exercises and see what happens. I can’t seem to find the bridged position, and turn-out at the same time. Can you help?


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