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.