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Pointe Class

Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work in which a ballet dancer supports her entire body weight on the tips of fully extended feet.  Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes.  A dancer should never work in pointe shoes until their teacher has told them that they are ready to do so.  Pre-pointe class is taken in ballet slippers until the dancer has developed the strength and muscles necessary to go en pointe.