Adult Beginners Pointe, for ages 18+


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With Gillian Ebersole & Daphne Zneimer

This class is for adults who are working en pointe, adults interested in pursuing pointework, and adult dancers seeking to strengthen their feet and ankles. Class will begin with resistance band exercises, progress through beginning pointe barre work open to both those in slippers and in pointe shoes, and include center work to finish. Class themes include balance, alignment, and foot/ankle strengthening and stabilization. This slow process builds the pointe foundation for graduating from two hands on the ballet barre, to one hand, to the freedom of center work.

POINTE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADULT BEGINNER POINTE: Pointe work is extremely challenging and demands a high level of commitment in order to fine-tune alignment, build strength, and develop coordination. Appropriate physical and emotional maturity are required in order to begin and engage in pointe work. Participants must be at least 18 years of age (students under age 18 may participate by invitation only) and have at least two years of prior Ballet training as a necessary preparation. Pointe work is available to Intermediate and Advanced level Ballet students. The instructor reserves the right to evaluate a participant’s readiness for pointe.

*Must take Saturday Community Ballet before.

Saturdays 11:30am-12:10pm
June 15 – August 24
*With special guest teachers! Daphne Zneimer teaching July 13 and 20; Toledo Ballet Guest Artists teaching July 27 and August 3.

Register for the class by adding to cart and checking out (be sure to update your account details). Pay for this class with Class Passes. Purchase Class Passes 10 for $170 or 20 for $300. Single drop-ins $20 each (only available for purchase in-person at our Front Desk).

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