Pointe Is . . .
classical ballet danced on the tips of the toes using special shoes called
pointe shoes. Pointe is for those students who have mastered the intermediate level of ballet and posess the strength, balance, and dedication to do pointe work. Not everyone can do pointe--you must have the correct posture, the correct body build and weight, and the correct structure of the legs and feet before pointe can even be considered.
Pointe classes are available as a private lesson and students must be at least 12 years old and have completed the intermediate level of ballet. Students will take a pre-pointe course and must pass a pre-pointe test prior to receiving their pointe shoes. Students are required to practice 2 to 3 times a week outside of class time.