Pre-Pointe is the Next Step for Aspiring Ballerinas

Pointe technique resulted from a desire for female Dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like. It is part of classical Ballet in which a Ballet Dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet on the “box” of her toe shoes.

A Dancer is said to be en Pointe when her body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended foot is said to be en Pointe even when touching the floor when not bearing weight.

In Pre-Pointe classes, technical work is performed while wearing Pointe shoes. Students will go from demi-Pointe at the barre to full Pointe and back again. As our young Dancers grow we emphasize the importance of making decisions that will ensure their future health.

Pre-Point at Landrum Queens NY

Not Everyone is Made for Pointe

Ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth, and strength must all be considered. Age for placement in Pre-Pointe class is approximately 11 years of age because bones in feet are often too soft prior to that age. A dancer must be able to maintain turn out while performing center combinations, hold a proper ballet position with straight back and good turnout, pull up properly in the legs, and balance securely on releve.

To register or for more information about Pre-Point Ballet Classes at Landrum please call (718) 767-9787 or send a message and we will get back to you promptly.