Catherine’s Dance Studio offers Pointe Class to Ballet dancers who aspire to practice and learn this technique. Pointe is a technique of classical ballet where students wear special Pointe shoes. These shoes help the dancer balance and perform the dance, transferring all the weight of the body on the fully extended foot or tips of the toes. The start of Pointe will begin over the age of 12. The fragile bones in the foot are still growing for children, allowing for the strenuous exercises and demands that are placed on the foot during pointe class.
The purpose of Pointe is to enhance the dancer’s ability to look weightless. Pointe dancers will walk, leap and arabesque on Pointe.