When a student is strong enough, they may begin the art of pointe work. In general, students must be at least 12 years old, have at least 4 or 5 years of ballet training, be enrolled in 1.5 - 2.5 hours of ballet per week, and have proper ankle, core, and back strength before pre-pointe classes can begin.
It is necessary for students to have a professional evaluation, by a qualified pointe teacher, before enrolling in pre-pointe and pointe classes. It should be noted that a child’s stage of development, work ethic, turn out, strength, and height/weight ratio must be taken into account when considering pointe readiness.
At Stage Door Dance Arts, students are invited to take a pre-pointe class when it is appropriate for their stage of development and training. If you have questions, please contact the owner, Mrs. Michelle Knell.