U students are trained from their first day of ballet in the
foundational techniques and principles of safe and successful pointe
work. Correct spinal alignment, proper hip rotation (turnout) and foot
articulation become the essential foundation for all higher levels of
classical ballet vocabulary. Pointe is a natural and heartily earned
progression of sound technical practices that last a lifetime. Bearing
the entire body weight on about one square inch of space with little
assistance from the pointe shoe is a highly developed skill requiring
years of training and frequency of practice.
Ballet U students are individually evaluated for readiness and carefully coached in the fitting of the best pointe shoe for their foot type, strength and commitment. Private and confidential prepointe and pointe lessons and correct shoe fitting consultations are available by appointment.