You always wanted to dance on pointes but never knew where to start? This workshop is for you! Offered in 7 weeks, the introduction to pointes will allow you to continue at the Pointes I level.
You will be guided in the choice, purchase and preparation of pointe shoes. You will also be taught how to prevent injuries and how to care for your pointes shoes. Preparatory exercises to strengthen the body will be practiced at the barre and in the center. Classes begin with a warm-up and end with a stretch.
In order to ensure the safety and development of the dancers, Studios GB and their teachers reserve the right to restrict class participation only to students who have mastered the fundamentals of classical ballet technique and who meet the physical aptitudes necessary for the class execution.
Course duration: 45 minutes
Clientele: open to all, 16 years old and over
Prerequisites: this course is intended for students at a beginner level who have mastered the fundamentals of classical dance and who have at least 2 years of instruction. The physical skills required include good body alignment, flexibility, and sufficient strength in the muscles of the legs, feet, ankles, and in abdominal muscles. Participation in the beginner ballet class before the pointe class is compulsory.
Suggested attire: tights, leggings or form-fitting clothes and pointe shoes