hi, i am taking ballet, tap, and jazz right now, and i really want to take point, but my teacher is specific about who she asks to take the class, and one of the things she looks for is strong ankles. do you (or anyone, if you post this) know any exercises i could do that would help me strengthen my ankles? any other suggestions that might help me get noticed? im hoping she'll ask me next year. i would teach myself, but that is super dangerous, so i don't want to chance getting hurt. thanks :)
Make sure to use the floor as resistance when doing tendus, push down with doing releves, and pull up when going down. Use your body and the ground as resistance to strengthen yourself. Also try getting a theraband and doing resistance training with those for your feet and ankles!
And talk to your teacher, most importantly. Tell her its your goal to eventually do pointe, and ask her for what she recommends for you to reach that goal. :)