Introductory Pointe Workshop – Monday July 10th 2023

$49.00 AUD

Do you have an in-depth pre-pointe preparation and assessment process at your studio? refining and updating this single element of training can make a huge difference to your students success en pointe.

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This course is designed for both Dance Teachers & Health Professionals working with dancers, who are interested in the Level 2 Pointe Intensive. This workshop is a great starting point for those wanting to learn more about the art and science of teaching pointe work. It is a condensed version of the full Pointe Intensive, introducing you to the content and Lisa’s style of working. By taking this 2 hour Introductory Pointe Workshop, you will receive $49 off the full 12 hour course, should you wish to continue delving into this fascinating topic.

Date and Time:
The timing of this workshop makes it perfect for the following locations: Australia, New Zealand, USA & Canada. To check the exact times in your location CLICK HERE

Sydney, Australia (AEST):
• Monday 10th July, 2023 – 9am – 11am

New York, USA (EDT):
• Sunday 9th July, 2023 – 7pm – 9pm EDT

**This workshop is a perfect introduction to our full 12 hour online Pointe Intensive Teacher Training Workshop**

 By ticking this box, I understand that any of the material gained from these workshops can exclusively be used for the educational purposes of my teaching. Redistribution of this material for personal profit, either electronically or physically, is not allowed.

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The Perfect Pointe Book - Pre-Reading

It is highly recommended that you are familiar with The Perfect Pointe Book, before attending any of the Dance Educator Workshops in The Pointe Series. The four stages of tests and exercises within the book are ideal for pre-pointe preparation classes, students close to achieving pointe shoes and students already en pointe looking for extra strength and technique training.

This resource is available at a 20% discount when you secure your spot on the Level Two Pointe Intensive, or the Self-Guided option (The Perfect Pointe System).

Please note that this is a digital product only and will give you access to the videos and ebook online. If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of the book, you can do so directly through Amazon. 


What’s included: 

  • 2 Hour Live Zoom Workshop – The content will be delivered in a combination of live teaching, pre-recorded content, and personal exploration.
  • Access to recordings of the  live zoom session. After the live session you will be given access to the recordings of the virtual session, giving you the opportunity to revisit the content covered in this call at anytime.
  • A Detailed Assessment PDF – A detailed PDF to go with the presentation, with notes on the pre-pointe assessment process and pointe shoe fitting
  • A Student Workbook. You will also be given the PDF version of the Student Pre-Pointe Workbook to share with your students.


Introductory Pointe Workshop 

Progressing onto pointe is one of the biggest rites of passage a young dancer faces. It is often a very exciting time, however, it is also very challenging time. The excitement of that shiny new pair of shoes is often quickly soured with the onset of pain and blisters, but it does not have to be this way. Given a slow and careful preparation, along with a detailed assessment of the dancer, before pointe work is introduced, it can be one of the most amazing times and opens up a whole new world of possibilities in dance.

During this two hour Pointe workshop we will discuss:

  • The importance of a pre-pointe assessment
  • Essential elements to screen before progressing onto pointe
  • Anatomical variations that will impact pointe work
  • How to choose the right pointe shoe based on the biomechanics of the foot
  • Preparatory exercises that will give the student excellent basic pointe technique

To delve deeper into this topic join us in our Three Day  Pointe Intensive, designed for both dance teachers and therapists who work with dancers!

This course looks at how we can more effectively prepare young dancers and their parents for the process of preparing to go onto pointe. Adequate education well ahead of the final formal pointe screening will help avoid many broken hearts, as well as reducing the likelihood of injury.


Topics in the 12 hour workshop include:

  • Introduction
  • Preparation for Pointe Work
  • Pre-Pointe Questionnaire
  • Detailed Pre-Pointe Assessment
    • Postural Control
    • Functional Control
    • Foot Assessment
    • Core Control
    • Hip Assessment
    • Other Things to Consider
    • Completing the Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription
  • FAQ's about progressing onto pointe
  • Preparing & Fitting Pointe Shoes
  • How to Break in Pointe Shoes
  • Ribbon Placement
  • Preparatory Exercises
  • Stage 1 Class Work


The following videos are examples of content from the Level 1 course that are relevant for all dance educators:


Doming Exercises - The Good and the Bad


Why NOT to point into a Theraband


The Pros and Cons of Foot Stretchers


Do I have to be on Pointe to attend the course?

You do not have to be en pointe to attend this online workshop! However, if you are currently en pointe, feel free to to have your pointe shoes handy. You do not need to have a student model with you during the course, however, if you have a student or colleague that you can practice the pre-pointe assessment and pointe exercises with after each session then this will be helpful.

Can I attend this course before completing the Level One Course? 

Due to the new format of this workshop this Three Day Online Intensive can be taken as a stand alone course. However, we highly recommend you familiarise yourself  with Lisa's approach to Pointe Work by revisiting the Perfect Pointe Book, before attending the course.  If you wish to delve deeper we highly recommend  you attend  the Level 1 Teacher Training either in person or online, or sign up to the Online Teacher Training Portal.

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