An extension of classical ballet technique that is performed while wearing pointe shoes. In order to dance on pointe, a learner must have had time to work on the form, strength, and alignment necessary for this dance technique. They also must be old enough so that the learners have long and safe dance careers. Pointe class follows the regular ballet class structure to make sure that the entire body, especially the feet and ankles, are properly warmed up.
Pointe shoes must only be worn with the permission of a SOMA educator for safety reasons.
To maintain proper technique and flexibility we require that the learner is enrolled in either Intermediate or Advanced Ballet and takes at least 5 hours of dance technique per week.