Pre Beginner Pointe
An introduction to pointe intended for students in Grade Three and above. Students will learn exercises to strengthen feet, ankles and core muscles in preparation to be en pointe. In the late fall, students will travel together to be fitted for their first pair of pointe shoes. Students will then begin learning pointe exercises at the barre.
Grade IV Pointe
Grade Four and Five Pointe are intended for students in corresponding ballet levels. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. Emphasis is on strengthening the feet, ankles and core muscles. Pointe classes are designed for students who are actively training in ballet.
Grade Five & Intermediate Foundation
Students continue to build on the foundation established in beginner and Grade IV pointe. Each hour and half long class includes barre exercises, center work and across the floor combination. Classical repertoire is introduced. Students in Intermediate Foundation begin preparing pointe work for their Royal Academy of Dance course work. Pointe classes are designed for students who are actively training in ballet.
Intermediate & Advanced Pointe
Focusing on pre-professional oriented students, Intermediate and Advanced Pointe classes emphasize commitment, artistic integrity, performance quality, and technical excellence. Students engage in barre, center practice and across the floor combinations that require greater speed, control, strength, stamina and complexity than the foundation levels of pointe. Royal Academy of Dance syllabi is incorporated as well as Classical and Contemporary repertoire.