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What is the proper age to start Pointe?

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Hi, I grew up overseas and did a lot of dancing throughout my teen age but it was not a ballet dance or Pointe. I want to know the suitable age for Pointe?

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  1. Marie

     The proper age to start Pointe work is controversial. Many experts believe that a ballet dancer can begin dancing on Pointe if she is at least 9 or 10 years old. Some teachers don't attach a number at all, they simply rely on ability. However, because growth of the foot is about complete at age 11 or 12; many agree that Pointe work could be introduced at this time. You should contact to any good Pointe instructor. Never try dancing on Pointe shoes if an instructor tells you to wait, as it's easy to become injured. You can't begin a ballet career in Pointe shoes. In order to be able to dance on Pointe, a dancer must have had time to achieve the form, strength, and alignment needed to make a successful transition into Pointe work. Proper technique is required to be able to properly rise on the toes without risks of injury.

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