ADULT BEGINNERS POINTE, for ages 18+
With Fiona Scruggs
Participants in beginning pointe will discover the critical sense of balance and alignment that it takes to stabilize over the platform of pointe shoes. They will further develop their dance training, engaging more strength while employing a new coordination. Participants will employ resistance band exercises, as well as exercises at the barre, both in their slippers, and in pointe shoes, as they endeavor to develop the articulation and strength required in their feet and ankles. 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.
*Students taking this class must take Saturday Community Ballet before.
September 16 – December 16