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Class Description | Schedule

This program requires an assessment; offer to students 12 years and older

Pointe is the action of rising to the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. Also known as pointe work, it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires considerable strength and skill and is a central part of a professional female ballet dancer's training and repertory.

Students must be in at least grade IV ballet and be recommended/assessed by a teacher. Being placed in a pointe class prior to the student being physically able to handle pointe work can cause injuries. At Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance, we strive for good technique and injury avoidance. We cannot advance a ballet student into a pointe using pointe shoes if they are physically not ready for it.

We use the first 4 to 6 weeks of a child's enrolment in any class to ensure that your child is in the best level for their ability.

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Pointe Class Descriptions; ages listed is "average age"

Class Duration Age Level details
Pre Pointe Recreational 1/2 hour 12 years & up Recreational level ONLY (beginner level)
begins at grade IV ballet by teacher recommendation/assessment. Must also be enrolled in a ballet class.
Pointe 1 Recreational 3/4 hour 13 years & up Recreational level ONLY.
Teacher recommendation/assessment required. Must also be enrolled in a ballet class.

Class Duration Age Level details
Pointe 1 Intensive 1/2 hour   Beginner level - Must be in intensive ballet III ballet
Pointe 2 Intensive 3/4 hours   Intermediate level - Must be in intensive ballet IV or V
Pointe 3 Intensive 3/4 hours   Intermediate level - intensive ballet ONLY to intensive 5 & 6 students
Pointe 4 Intensive 3/4 hours   Advanced level - intensive ballet training ONLY to intensive Int/Adv students 

Pointe Class Schedule 2018-2019 year

Classes are very child specific to age and experience. In order to help you find the perfect dance level for your child, we recommend giving us a call prior to registering for a specific class. Contact page link


Pointe Class - Recreational Level Day Time Studio Studio Location
Pre Pointe Recreational Wed 9:15-9:45 D Etobicoke
Pointe 1 Recreational Mon 8:30–9:15  D Etobicoke
Grade IV/V & Pointe Recreational Mon 8:15-9:45 C Mississauga

Pointe Class - Intensive Level Day Time Studio Studio Location
Intensive Pointe 1   Fri 6:30-7:00 D Etobicoke
Intensive Pointe II   Fri 8:30-9:15 C Etobicoke
Intensive Pointe III   Fri 6:45-7:30 C Etobicoke
Intensive Pointe IV  Mon 5:30-6:15 D Etobicoke

Etobicoke Studio: 416-259-3333
Mississauga Studio: 905-566-5333

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