Pointe

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Push your ballet technique to the next level in our pointe and pre-pointe classes!

Join instructor Beverly Holskin in these 35-minute, small group classes for a series of special exercises to strengthen the feet and ankles. Learn to use your weight and energy to roll up and down on pointe with delicate strength and ease.

For those brand new to pointe, we recommend starting with pre-pointe on Fridays where you’ll cover the basics in “soft” slippers, before gradually working your way onto pointe. Of course, newcomers are also welcome to join the Monday or Saturday sections, just recognize you’ll be working at your own pace alongside students who have already been dancing on pointe.

Due to the small-group nature of this class, we offer the option to pre-register for the series each month to lock in your spot at a discounted rate. Enrollment is capped at eight students to ensure everyone receives individual attention. When space allows, we welcome drop-ins at the normal rate of $12 per class. We recommend emailing Beverly, our ballet mistress, to confirm availability.

Pointe

  • Mondays, 8:15 p.m.
    • Rittenhouse, 1624 South St.
    • Pointe experience recommended – Adv. beginner/intermediate level
  • Fridays (Pre-Pointe) at 7:45 p.m.
    • Midtown, 1301 Locust St., 2nd floor (inside NEST, enter through the door on 13th Street)
    • No pointe experience required, work in soft shoe slippers or pointe shoes
  • Saturdays at 12:15 p.m.
    • Rittenhouse, 1624 South St.
    • Pointe experience recommended – Adv. beginner/intermediate level
  • Cost: $10 per class for those who pre-register or $12 drop-in (if space allows)
  • Because this is such an intense technical class, we recommend that dancers attend the preceding ballet class or do a thorough warm-up on their own to avoid injury.

Can’t make these times? Additional private and semi-private (up to four students) lessons are available. Call 215-645-2717 or email info@phillydancefitness.com for more information or to schedule a lesson.