It’s ballet madness at Philly Dance Fitness! Some of our ballerinas have expressed interest in taking their dancing to the next level, so we’re piloting a pre-pointe workshop on Saturday, October 20.
This half-hour course is designed for dancers who have experience with ballet but have never done pointe work or would like to revisit it. Ballet instructor Beverly Holskin will discuss the construction of the pointe shoe as well as how to find the right shoe for you, correctly prepare the shoe and tie the ribbons. After that, you’ll dive into special exercises designed to strengthen your feet and ankles. You’ll learn to use your weight and energy so that you can roll up and down on pointe with delicate strength and ease. Exercises will be done in regular “soft” ballet slippers, but bring pointe shoes if you already have them.
Workshop attendees are requested to attend the proceeding Beginner Ballet II class held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. so that they will already be warmed up.
Depending on interest, we will continue this workshop on a regular basis. The class will be designed to allow dancers to work at their own pace, whether using the exercises as an additional ballet conditioning tool or eventually graduating to pointe.
- When: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (Please attend the preceding Beg Ballet II class to warm-up).
- Where: Major Moment Studio, 1624 South St.
- Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members
- Register: Because this workshop requires prior ballet experience, we ask that you email us to enroll. We will send you the information you need to register online or in person.