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Pointe is dancing on your toes

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Pointe Classes

Dancing on pointe is a major goal in a dancer life. Dancing on pointe, or your toes, requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet plus good posture of the spine. The Ballet Center has strict requirements for children and teens starting pointe work. Adults should be at an intermediate level of ballet. How do you know when you're ready for pointe shoes? Following are 6 requirements that must be met before considering starting pointe ballet classes - age, posture, level of training, frequency of ballet classes, proper ballet body placement and emotional maturity. 

Age for Pointe 

The proper age to start pointe work is controversial. Many experts believe that a ballet dancer can begin dancing on pointe if she is at least 10 or 11 years old. Some teachers don't attach a number at all, they simply rely on ability. However, because growth of the foot is about complete at age 11 or 12, many agree that pointe work could be introduced at this time. Never try dancing on pointe shoes if an instructor tells you to wait, as it's easy to become injured.


Pointe
(dancing on the toes)

This class is offered only to students who are technically and physically capable of dancing on pointe. Permission is required from Artistic Director, Debra Punzi, to attend this class. Pointe must be taken in addition to regular ballet class. This is a 30 minute class.
   
    Tuesday 8:30pm  Tuesday 9:00pm  Wednesday 6:30pm 
   
Thursday 7:00pm  Thurs 8:30pm   Thursday 9:00pm
     Saturday 10:00am

Tuition - $55 per month  


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Call 631-737-1964 

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The Ballet Center 
1863 Pond Rd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-1964