Dancers will learn to dance “en pointe”, which means to dance on the tips of their toes or feet. To do this, dancers must demonstrate a certain level of strength and technique in their core, ankles and feet. Dancers must dance a minimum of 2 hours a week for at least 3 years to be considered for pre-pointe training. Beginning at grade 3/4, dancers will have the option to purchase pre-pointe shoes. Please bring your shoes to the studio to be approved by your ballet instructor. After that, you may sew on elastics and ribbons. Following that dancers will naturally graduate to pointe shoes dependant on technical level and age, as determined by instructor. If you have any further questions about pointe training, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer all your questions!