Students must have a minimum of three years ballet training to begin pointe work. Physical strength, proper body placement and balance are required which are generally attained at the intermediate level. Pointe work must begin at the barre and only be attempted with a teacher’s supervision. Minimum age is eleven, with teacher’s and physician’s approval only.
Pink tights, solid color leotard, pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes. Optional: Dance skirt, leg warmers, dance sweater, extra layer of tights (black). Hair secured in a bun. No ponytails please. Students with short hair styles must wear headband or barrettes to keep hair away from face.