En Pointe means 'On the tips of the toes' and is a part of classical ballet technique usually practised using specially reinforced shoes known as pointe shoes or toe shoes. The technique developed from the desire for dancers to appear weightless or sylph-like and has evolved to enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes for extended periods of time. Although both men and women are capable of dancing en pointe it is more commonly done by women.
This class is offered to serious students enrolled in at least one ballet class per week, of grade 3 standard and above, and is considered strong enough for the technique.
We run three twelve terms per year, from September to end of June, with Summer School held in July.
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Frances Ryan School of Dance offers training to the highest standards in Classical Ballet, Modern Theatre/Jazz Dance, Tap and Hip Hop.
All of our teachers are qualified under The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the world's leading dance examination board.