Our Preparation for Pointe class helps ensure students can go onto Pointe as soon as they are age 11.

The class involves foot exercises, and pointe technique (including correct placement of posture) and once considered ready for their first pair of pointe shoes, we will give you details on how to have them fitted and where to go for them.

This class is open to children who are age 10+ and attending one of the following grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 and Intermediate Foundation.

We also recommend this class to those who have recently gone onto pointe in their general class and would like some additional practice.

Please note that places in this class are limited.

We invite you to come along for a free trial, which you can register for here: https://app.classmanager.com/portal/frances-lundy-school-of-dance/enrolment/classes/spring-term-2023-tuesday-415pm-preparation-for-pointe

Enrol here: https://app.classmanager.com/portal/frances-lundy-school-of-dance/enrolment/classes/spring-term-2023-tuesday-415pm-preparation-for-pointe



Starting Pointe Class is a very exciting time for any aspiring ballerina. The lessons are by invitation and the following factors are taken in to consideration:

  • Age
  • Physical Maturity
  • Strength
  • Technique
  • Attendance at ballet classes (at least 2 per week)

It is very important that your shoes fit properly and to assist you in this, one of our teachers is usually happy to join you in a trip to one of the specialist dancewear shops in Covent Garden.

Classes & Timetable

Time Classes Approximate Age Group
7.15pm – 8.30pm Intermediate Foundation + Pointe  11+
Time Classes Approximate Age Group
6.30pm – 7.45pm Intermediate Ballet + Pointe  11+ years