Starting Again after a Break
I've been dancing all my life but I stopped dancing a few years ago when I moved and couldn't attend my old dance school. I have been doing excerises at home but I really want to go on pointe. I'm starting at a dance school again but I want to go straight to pointe. Do you recommend anything?
@love2dance, it's unlikely the teacher will let you go straight en pointe, and I wouldn't recommend it either - even if you did pointe before you gave up.
Pointe is like anything else - if you don't do it for a while, the muscles lose some of their strength and you have to build up again before you can get back to normal. You say you've been doing exercises at home, but it really depends whether you've been doing the right exercises in exactly the right way.
Give yourself three to six months to get back to full strength, and keep doing exercises specifically for pointe, like the releve and theraband exercises. Watch this video very carefully, because the technique may not be exactly the same as you've learned before, and it's very important: