En pointe is part of classical ballet technique in which the dancer balances and supports all of her body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Specially designed shoes, called pointe shoes, help support and distribute the dancer’s body weight throughout the foot. Typically, years of formal training and practice are necessary to develop the strength needed for en pointe.
A student is required to have permission from an experienced Sharon Davis School of Dance faculty member in order to enroll in our en pointe class. Strength, ballet technique, and appropriate age are major factors needed for enrollment to practice and perform en pointe work. At the Sharon Davis School of Dance studios in Tallahassee, we take pride in offering beginning en pointe classes to advance en pointe classes.