Pointe Info & Schedule
All About Pointe at UDA
Pointe is recommended for all serious ballet students and a necessity for any dancer who plans on majoring in ballet in higher education or considering ballet as a professional career. Pointe can only be considered after a dancer has had four years of classical training and has completed a year in the pre-pointe class. Even then a dancer must receive permission to advance to the beginning-advanced level pointe classes after approval per evaluation by the studio director.
Pre Pointe. In this class, therabands as well as partner, barre and center exercises are used to build overall strength and flexibility in the feet and ankles, ensuring that dancers are properly prepared to receive their pointe shoes. When each dancer is ready to go on pointe, they are individually and properly fitted in their pointe shoes by their teacher, allowing each dancer to continue to build strength in their shoes from this time forward. Dancers must be in at least level 6 to start this class. The pre pointe class does not participate in the UDA June Recital.