10 Pointe Dance Poses for Pictures

Pointe is a variation of ballet so when photographing a dancer on toe or pointe you want to ask them to start off with “first position” to help with balance and create a foundation.

From there, you can ask them to change feet position or arm position.

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When working with someone that is on “toe” or has pointe shoes you need to be careful about what you ask them to do

Make sure the ground is stable so the dancer does not get injured.

The key to photographing pointe is to focus on poses that actually show them on “toe” or with an emphasis on the pointe shoe.

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1 – Toe Extended One Arm Up and Out To Side


2 – Toe Extended Bent Over Tying Laces
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3 – Kneeling Pointed Toe Down Arms Relaxed

4 – Sitting Ankles Crossed With Arms Back

5 – Sitting On Stool Leg Extended and Pointed Toes

6 – Both Feet on Pointe With Arms Extended Outwards

7 – Both Feet on Pointe With Bent Arms to One Side

8 – Close Up with Shoes Draped Over Shoulder

9 – On Pointe Crossed Ankles with Hand on Shoulder and Waist

10 – Sitting One Leg Under Tying Laces

Posing for dance pictures can be both fun and challenging with all the variations and options.

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