Beginner Pointe

jenna_en_pointeOnly students over the age of 11 who meet the required level of ballet training and ability and receive permission of the instructor, may take this class.  Some students may be asked to first take this class without pointe shoes until they have gained sufficient strength and practice with the exercises in technique shoes before they are allowed to purchase pointe shoes.  Once the instructor determines that they are ready, they will be given permission to progress onto pointe and will be assisted in the selection of pointe shoes.  Pointe work must be undertaken extremely carefully.  Class starts with a regular barre to prepare the muscles and warm up.  After the barre, students change into pointe shoes and return to the barre to work on pointe specific exercises for building strength and learning correct alignment en pointe.  To read more about pointe click here.

Class is currently being offered as a semi private class.