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Pointe

Important Information

Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that includes pointe work, in which dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pointe shoes employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer's weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet. An advanced level of ballet training and ability is required in order to dance en pointe and our ballet director will determine if a dancer is ready for this work. 

 

Dress Code Requirements

Form fitting dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance  training.

  • Students should carry their dancewear, shoes, and other belongings in a dance bag. Please print your child’s name on the bag as well as on all of its contents.  
  • Watches, jewellery, and safety pins should not be worn to class.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times (tap shoes for tap, running shoes for hip hop and jazz shoes/dance paws/bare feet for other disciplines). Socks are not permitted in dance class. 
  • Students should wear their hair tightly secured and styled away from the face; a neat ponytail or bun is preferred. Short hair must be worn off the face with a headband, clips or bobby pins.

Boys - fitted t-shirts, tank tops, dance pants, shorts

Girls - form fitting clothing including tank tops, crop tops, bodysuits and tights, fitted t-shirts, booty shorts, leggings, shorts

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