All students are encouraged to study Ballet, the base form of all dance, along with any other dance forms they choose. Ballet increases strength & flexibility, enhances coordination, and develops grace & discipline inside and out of the studio. This training is the most important dance training a student will have. Ballet is required for all jazz students.
Ballet 1: Ages 5 1/2 – 7, one 30 minute class per week
Ballet 2: Placement of teacher, one 45 minute class per week
Ballet 3: Placement of teacher, one 1 hour class per week
Ballet 4: Placement of teacher, 2 hours 45 minutes per week (split between 2 days)
Ballet 5: Placement of teacher, 3 hours 3o minutes per week (split between 2 days)
Ballet 6: Placement of teacher, 5 hours per week (split between 3 days)
Beginning Ballet: Ages 9-11, one 30 minute class per week
Beginner Teen Ballet: Ages 12 and up, one 45 minute class per week
When will your dancer get pointe shoes?
Without proper technique, an attempt at dancing en pointe can cause injury. Children with growing feet should not dance en pointe unless under the strict supervision of an instructor, nor should anyone lacking adequate strength and training. The introduction to pointe work must be gradual. Dancers should train for several years in soft slippers before they wear pointe shoes. Then only a few minutes of each class are devoted to special pointe exercises. Eventually dancers progress to wearing pointe shoes for half, or all of class.
At The Pointe Dance Arts, we are very focused on our dancers. The proper training and care of our students takes priority over a dancer’s desire for pointe shoes. All dancers with the technique, strength, discipline and work ethic will be promoted to beginning pointe at the time that is right for them individually.