A dancer's health and safety are our top priorities and we believe in the building block approach to succeeding "en Pointe". The first brick is laid with our Level 1 Power Pointe class which begins to build the necessary strength and flexibility needed for future pointe work. Level 1 exercises are done barefoot (and with socks) so students become kinesthetically and visually aware of every movement they make, and are able to make the necessary corrections needed to ensure a healthy dance life. Once a student can successfully accomplish the given exercises barefoot, we increase the difficulty through the challenge of wearing demi-pointe shoes - thus preparing them for a smooth transition from flat to Pointe.
Power Pointe Lvl 2 beginning pointe program bridges the gap between the first pair of demi-pointe shoes to the advanced-pre-professional program. Students will be screened and assessed throughout the year to ensure their continual progress. Lvl 2 then progresses through pointe stages that will prepare students for our advanced-pre-professional program.
Power Pointe Lvl 3 is for the advanced - pre-professional pointe student requiring the challenge and development of artistry a student needs to enter the professional world of ballet.
Students in Level 1 Power Pointe class must be at least 9 years old and attend other dance classes at Studio Sharise Creative & Performing Arts Academy..
Students entering Power Pointe Level 2 must be at least 11 years old, in a minimum of 2 ballet classes (Grade 2 or higher) and have successfully completed Power Pointe Level 1.
Students progress to Level 3 after successful completion of level 2 and enrolled in the appropriate ballet classes.
Studio Sharise Power Pointe classes are perfect for the pointe-pursuing dancer and also other dancers (including boys) who are interested in gaining better strength, alignment, flexibility, power, and endurance in their dancing. Power Pointe is part of our Dance Elite intensive dance program geared towards students who are ready to make achieving their personal best a priority.
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Benefits of Studio Sharise Power Pointe Classes
Development of the intrinsic muscles of the feet for better articulation
Improved dexterity and control of the toes and arches
Increased strength and endurance of the of the muscles of the foot
Heightened awareness of the alignment of the foot and ankle
Increased mobility of the foot and ankle
Improved ability to control the movement of the foot and ankle
Increased strength and endurance of the muscles of the lower leg
Improved consistency of turnout
Builds Muscle Memory
Increased over-all strength and muscular endurance
Resources for pre-pointe and pointe students
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