A specific pre-pointe assessment is recommended before a dancer progresses to pointe work.
The screening will help develop an awareness about correct and incorrect positions which will help the dancer on her/his pathway to going en pointe.
During a pre-pointe assessment, the following is taken into consideration:
- Foot, ankle and leg strength
- Joint range
- Posture and core control
- Anatomical structure of the foot and compensations
- Growth and maturity
Once a pre-pointe dancer can correctly perform the assessments, she or he is strong enough to commence pointe work with the guidance from the ballet teacher.
The follow up review helps the dancer improve their strength and mobility for pointe work.
A review every six months is recommended if there are no concerns along the way.
Call our friendly reception team to book your tiny dancer in for a pre-pointe assessment today 5223 1531