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Pre Pointe Program
Dancers Ages 10+

Pre-Pointe classes are for dancers over the age of 10 that wish to be able to dance en pointe in the future. Pre-Pointe classes focus on strengthening the feet, ankles, and muscles necessary for pointe work. Pre-Pointe dancers must be enrolled in a weekly ballet class and have good attendance. Dancers must be able to pass an assessment before earning their pointe shoes. For safety and the longevity of a dancer, this typically happens at/about age 12-13 once the dancer’s feet and core strength are strong enough. Dancers who are 10-11 years old who take this class should not expect pointe shoes within their first year of class. Pointe shoes should not be purchased until approved and must be fitted by a professional. 

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