I did a search and it looks like the last thread in the boys' forum about pointe was all the way back in 2012, so I thought I'd start a new one.
My son (10yo, will be 11 in Jan) is starting to ask about trying pointe. The other ballet boy his age is in prepointe now, and with all the rest of the girls in his class getting rather pointe obsessed, it's no surprise he wants to try it too.
I'm quite excited about the idea! But I don't know much about boys specifically and their readiness for pointe. I assume the guidelines are the same as for the girls in terms of training/strength/flexibility/bone development? Or do boys tend to be ready later physically?
Curious too how parents of boys who've tried pointe have found their experiences. And any tips to dying pointe shoes without ruining them would be great. Though my son has said he doesn't mind the pink!