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i started ballet 6 months ago and i am 14. I take 2 2hour classes a week and i was wondering if theres a chance i will ever be able to dance en pointe



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Sure, tatjana, soon, only not VERY soon. You need to build up strength and technique before going on to pointe work, and that takes about three years, no matter what system of training is used.


Check out Ms. Leigh's "Facts of Life about Pointe" among the stickies at the top of this forum:



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