Pre-Pointe / Pointe
Pre-Pointe / Pointe
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.
Please contact 3DCA to discuss the appropriate placement for your dancer.
Class Dress Requirements:
Ballet Attire Required. Pointe shoe fitting will be scheduled at the beginning of the season.
Performance Requirements: Students may be required to purchase a costume for our Showcase production. All students will participate in the Showcase finale as well. Costume fees are due no later than October 15, 2021. Costume fee information can be found in the online registration portal. Additional performance opportunities could 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. The date and location for the Showcase will be announced in the fall of 2021.
Showcase Fees are required of all 3DCA students and are due no later than November 19, 2021. The fee for this season is $50.00 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.
**Please check back in June 2021 for our new class schedule.**