Discuss with Pointe Teachers

what to discuss with pointe teachers

What should parents discuss with the teacher about beginning pointe?

Your daughter’s teacher has probably spoken with you about pointe readiness; if not, this is an important discussion to initiate.

Before your child begins, you should be confident that she is ready and receiving appropriate instruction, which should include pre-pointe training and guidance and a careful progression through the first pointe year.

If possible, observe a beginners’ pointe class. At professional schools, pointe beginners typically spend only a short portion of the ballet class on pointe, focused on learning how to use the shoes and building strength and flexibility, rather than attempting steps and combinations on pointe.