"ALL ABOUT POINTE" - Learn the Obstacles, Fears and Best Practices of Dancing on Pointe
At En Pointe Plus Dance Mastery Institute, we want all dancers to have longevity and undamaged bodies. This lecture is designed to educate parents and students about dancing on pointe . Guidelines for starting to dance on pointe will be shared along with tips and tricks of the trade including : how to sew, dye, tie, clean and preserve pointe shoes.
After the lecture, we'll go right into a workshop focusing on strengthening feet & legs for pointe work. We will begin with a warm-up incorporating Principles from Reinforced Motor Function for Ballet Application followed by a pointe barre and center. Exercises in the workshop will benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced level dancers. Ms. Brown will provide feedback on dancer's pointe shoes. A professional pointe shoe fitter will also be on hand.
Maximum number of participants is 40. Dancers need at least two to four years of training in ballet technique, with a good attendance record, before going on pointe. Other forms of dance, or classes that mix ballet with other forms, don’t count. Parents and Guardians are welcome to observe.
12:30 – 1:30pm "All About Pointe" 1-hr Lecture Demonstration $25/family. No cap on # of participants.
1:30 – 3:30pm 2-hr workshop focusing on strengthening feet & legs for pointe work. $50/person