Dancer of Alton Street Dance Studio in Arlington MA may attend a pointe class.
*Teacher permission required*
A Pointe class is good for the more dedicated dancer who must be at least 12 years of age (please note that not all dancers go onto Pointe at 12 years; there are even some professional ballerinas that didn’t begin Pointe work until 14 years of age!).
Pointe will teach students the artistry of “dancing on one’s toes”. Students are never placed onto Pointe until they are ready and have been assessed by the instructor. It is considered an honor to be placed onto pointe and should be taken very seriously. Students will work on foot and ankle strengthening exercises at the barre and will only advance to center work when they are ready; safety is our main priority. Our Pointe class incorporates classical ballet along with some contemporary techniques. You must also take a one hour ballet class in addition to Pointe.