All dancers are evaluated by Neglia instructors to determine if they are physically ready to meet the demands of pointe work. Students must have correct body placement and alignment, sufficient turnout, strength and balance, and mastery of basic ballet technique. Proper technique is required to be able to properly rise on the toes without risk of injury. In order to maintain proper technique and flexibility needed for pointe work, it is imperative to practice ballet formally at least 3 times per week. When a student begins pointe, the pointe portion of the class will follow the regular ballet class, perhaps extending the class time by a half an hour at first. This ensures that the entire body, especially the feet and ankles, are properly warmed up.
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