By auditioned invitation, this class focuses on the importance of pulled up muscles, engaged core, strong feet and ankles in preparation necessary for pointe work. Some students work in pointe shoes while others are preparing for them. Students who receive pointe shoes are of adequate age, have strong muscles to support their frame, proper body placement, have a concentrated work ethic, and take three or more ballet classes a week. Students are evaluated before receiving pointe shoes. Some students may be honored with an invitation to participate in the Northern Vermont Ballet Company classes. Taking NVB classes does not automatically include the student in NVB performances; however they may be invited to audition for certain pieces.
Ages: 9 & up.
Leotard Level Color: Royal Blue
Maximum Potential: Three ballet classes & two pointe classes.
Pointe Prep Minimum Required for Ballet Program Student: Three ballet classes per week.
Recreational Dancer: One to two classes class per week.
Pictured: Ballet School of Vermont Dancers
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B2 and up have a minimum number of classes required per week for all students working on or toward pointe shoes. Program Students take a minimum number of classes. Recreational Dancers have no minimum number of classes, however this may affect placement, growth rate and role casting. We offer multi-class discounts to make higher level training more affordable.