Pointe & Variations

What young girl doesn’t dream of dancing in a lovely pair of satin Pointe shoes? It is that beautiful image that inspires and motivates most young girls to start taking ballet classes in the first place. However, before any dancer commences this very specialized training, allowing her to dance on the tips of her toes, there is some very important information you will need.

We offer a FREE report to give you the necessary knowledge about what you should expect from the California DanceArts (CDA) Pointe Training Program. Please contact us for your own FREE copy of our Pointe Program Report. This report is required reading for all of our student entering our Pointe program.

At CDA, we will only place those dancers on Pointe who are properly prepared. Student must be at least 12 years of age, has been attending regular ballet training for at least two full years and has diligently attended pre-Pointe classes, practicing all of the required exercises until such time when, on that glorious day, following a brief but successful Pointe examination, the teacher sends the student to be fitted for her very first pair of Pointe shoes!

Students are encouraged to remain in our Pointe technique class to ensure their overall and continued progress. Upon the approval of the teacher, students may enter more advanced level of Pointe work attending additional classes in Pas de Deux ( means a “Dance for two“) and Classical Variations classes that are geared toward performance and advanced choreography. All students with sufficient Pointe training may attend our Classical Variations class where students learn solos from classical ballets such as, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Nutcracker, which are taught to specific traditional standards.

Students must have authorization to participate in Pointe shoes.

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