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Pre-Pointe / Pointe

Pre-Pointe / Pointe 

Instructors Evaluation/Approval Required.  Must be enrolled in Ballet V in order to participate in this class.  Please contact 3DCA for evaluation and to discuss the appropriate placement for your dancer.

Pointe is the study of ballet while wearing blocked satin shoes that allow the dancer to raise the body onto the tips of the toes.  Dancers must also be currently studying ballet and have permission from the instructor.  Students are required to have proper spine alignment, ankle strength, proper foot-pointing technique, ability to hold turn-out from the hips, a well-elevated releve on demi pointe with straight knees, and correct distribution of body weight both on two legs and on one leg. Students also require the emotional maturity level necessary for hard work and commitment that pointe entails.

Pre-Pointe and Pointe will include exercises in demi pointe to strengthen calf muscles, ankles, and arches of the feet.  Exercises will begin at the barre for safety and stability. Students will progress to exercises in the centre to practice their balance and increase their strength. 


Class Dress Requirements:  

3DCA Dress Code & Shoe requirements are listed in the Class Description & Requirements in the class listings on the Online Portal.  

Dancewear and Dance Shoes are available for purchase through 3DCA's online store.  Sizing is available at the studio during office hours.

* Pointe shoe fitting will be scheduled with Instructor at the beginning of the season.   

Dancewear / shoes is available for order through the online portal and at the studio.  Stop by during office hours for sizing prior and for assistance in placing an order.

Performance Requirements:  Some Pre-Pointe/Pointe students may be asked to perform en pointe in the Showcase at the end of the season.  This will be at the instructor and Studio Owners discretion based upon skill level developed.  Optional performance opportunities may also be available throughout the season.

Showcase Fee:  3D Centre of the Arts, LLC will present its annual Showcase in May/June 2022.  This showcase will offer all of our 3DCA students the opportunity to perform in a professionally directed production and showcase the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.  

Showcase Fees are required of all 3DCA students and are due no later than November 17, 2022.  The fee for this season is $60.00 per dancer.  The Showcase Fee helps to cover the venue rental, sound, lighting, and security expenses related to the production.  Showcase Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE once paid.


View all the 2022-2023 season class options through our Online Portal.

The Online Portal allows you access to:

  • Create and view your family's account anytime.

  • View classes available for your child(ren).

  • Enroll in classes.

  • Check and pay your account balance.

  • Keep track of your class days and times with a personalized calendar.

  • See important studio announcements.

  • Order Dancewear, Dance Shoes and 3DCA Merchandise from the Online Store.

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