In Pre-Pointe, dancers strengthen and condition at the barre and centre in preparation to go on Pointe. Dancers receive Pointe shoes at the discretion of the instructor, usually midway through the season. Once a dancer receives her Pointe shoes, strength and conditioning work is done at the barre until she is strong enough to progress to centre. Pre-Pointe may begin as early as age 10.
Pointe I is for students who are ready to progress to centre work without barre support. Pointe II is for dancers with 2+ years of Pointe training. Director’s approval is required for Pointe Program. Pointe may begin as early as age 11.