Pointe requirers tremendous strength of the legs and feet

Dancing on pointe is a major goal in a ballerina's dance life, requiring tremendous strength of the legs and feet, as well as a good understanding of Ballet technique. Pointe shoes are specially designed to support through the arches of the foot, giving advanced dancers the appearance of weightlessness as they perform on the tips of their toes. Pointe is taught as part of the Ballet curriculum at Dance Desires and is formally introduced at the Intermediate Foundation level.