(ages 11 and up) Wearing pointe (“toe shoes”) is offered to the student who is deemed qualified by the teacher. Criteria include an awareness of proper body placement and the ability to maintain that placement; sufficient strength in the back, legs and ankles; proper arch in the foot; knowledge of basic ballet steps; and an attitude of attentiveness in class. Mid intermediate level. 1 ¼ hour class. 2x per week minimum.