Ballet

The Ballet Program at En Pointe offers high quality classical training to students of all ages in a positive and nurturing environment. The classes are designed to develop the physical and technical strength and flexibility of the student in a safe and correct manner appropriate to each child’s individual development, while instilling and inspiring the joy of dance in all students and encouraging artistic expression.

Progress in dance is a very individual matter and cannot be rushed. It takes many years to fully master the ballet technique and requires discipline as well as patience and enthusiasm. Therefore, a student may be assigned to the same level for more than one year, as it is essential for a dancer to have a strong technical foundation in order to excel properly later on in their advanced training.

Pointe classes will be offered to students who are technically ready for it as assessed by their teachers. It is not recommended by dance and health professionals that students start pointe before age 11 as it could cause potential injuries. En Pointe honors this recommendation and feels that the safety and wellbeing of our young dancers is of utmost importance.

Performance opportunities are available to all students at En Pointe and will further enhance their training by building confidence and stage presence.

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TEACHING CREDENTIALS Five years – Hotencia Mollo School of Ballet Summer Program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Four years – Boston Ballet Master Classes Four years – Boston Ballet Summer Program Three years – Boston Ballet Dance Lab Eight years – Pittsburgh Ballet School Faculty Two years – San Francisco Ballet School Faculty   Teaching Commissions 2003 Teaching Commissions • Tuzar

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Teaching Credentials Five years – Hotencia Mollo School of Ballet Summer Program, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Three years – Boston Ballet Summer Program One year – Harvard University Master Classes One year – Jacksonville University Summer Program One year – Eastern Connecticut Ballet Summer Program Eight years – Pittsburgh Ballet Instructor