Pre-Pointe (age 9+)
Pointe is an advanced form of ballet in which girls wear specifically designed shoes enabling them to dance fully upright on their toes. Girls must be sufficiently strong in both body and technique to participate in this class. Girls will learn the early basics of pointe and practice complex barre routines. Students will be chosen for Pre-Pointe by the instructor. This class is a strength building, foundational technique class only. It does not participate in the recital at the end of the year.
Pointe (age 11+)
This class is for the ballet student who has mastered the basics of pointe and is ready to further develop her skills and master pointe choreography and exercises. Girls will be selected for this class based on their performance in the pre-pointe class or by private assessment by the instructor. This class does participate in the recital at the end of the year.