Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Upper Level Pointe Classes


marigold

Recommended Posts

When it is recommended that an upper level pre-professional dancer be taking pointe class following technique class, how much time is considered necessary? For instance, after a 1 1/2 hour technique class, is 1/2 hour of pointe sufficient? Also, if hour long classes designated as "pointe" are only offered twice a week, is it sufficient to make up for a non-daily pointe class by taking those other technique classes on pointe, if the teacher permits?

Link to comment

please bump...To reword more succinctly :), how many days of pointe following a technique class should an upper level dancer be taking? If there are less pointe classes than ideal, is it possible to make up for that by taking the technique classes on pointe?

Link to comment

Optimally, the dancer still-in-training will be having at least 1/2 hour directly after technique classes 6 days per week. Most unfortunately, that does not happen everywhere, so yes, taking technique class en pointe may be the only option to get in more work.

Link to comment

You're welcome! I think best case scenario would be an hour long class after every technique class 6 days a week when she's in the upper levels, but many schools do an hour long class 3 or 4 times per week, and then encourage their kids to wear pointe shoes in technique class.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...