XpressIt Dance Center – Pointe
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer’s body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended vertical foot is said to be en pointe when touching the floor, even when not bearing weight. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer’s weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet.
- What is Pointe Attire? Dancers must come prepared for class in studio leotard, pink tights, and pink pointe shoes. All ballet students must wear their hair back in a neat bun. We keep hair supplies at the front desk in case a student needs them. Students will pay $1.00 each time they need to use gel, hair spray, hair nets, hair bands, and/or hair pins. Studio leotards and pointe shoes may be purchased from the front office or in the online store.
- Jewelry should never be worn to class and teacher may ask students to remove jewelry while taking class. Small earrings are acceptable. The studio will not be responsible if jewelry is lost while taking class.