This class is designed specifically for students looking to go into pointe shoes, or continue to develop their strength and technique in their pointe shoes as an extension of their ballet training. It is recommended that students have AT LEAST five years of ballet experience before participating in this class in pointe shoes. It is also suggested that students begin these classes in soft ballet shoes or “demi-pointe” shoes, and only upon speaking with the teacher consider wearing their pointe shoes in class. The class is focused on developing foot and ankle strength and flexibility. Students are welcome to take this class in soft ballet shoes to focus on developing their strength and technique. This class is not suitable for anyone who has is not already an experienced ballet student.