Pre-Pointe/Beginners Pointe Summer Continuation, for ages 11+


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With Fiona Scruggs

This class is for Level 2-4 students interested in pursuing Pointework. Pre-Pointe and Beginners Pointe curriculum includes barre and center work which targets building and maintaining strength and stability in the ankles and feet. More accurate alignment is also emphasized as well as expressive legwork and foot articulation. Additionally, focus will be placed on maintaining turnout and core strength. Thera-band exercises specific to developing metatarsal strength will support Pointe preparation. 

In conjunction with participating in the Berkshire Pulse Intensive, dancers must take 3 community classes per week to continue to participate in the Pre/Beginners Pointe summer class. Students will not attend community classes during the weeks of the Pulse Intensive (July 8-20). 

If dancers are unable to attend the Berkshire Pulse Intensive, they may continue taking the Pre/Beginners Pointe class by taking 4 community classes per week. 

Please see agreement form here – this is required to confirm participation in this continuation series.

*We understand that students’ availability will be varied throughout the summer. As a result, this Pre/Beginners Pointe class will be paid for class-by-class with community class passes. Attendance of ALL required community classes (3x per week minimum) is required during the weeks that students can attend this class. The above form has space for you to indicate weeks where you won’t be able to attend.

Wednesdays 6:50-7:25pm
June 5 – August 21 (no class June 19, July 10 & 17)

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).


Berkshire Pulse