Pre-Pointe Class

Welcome to our Pre-Pointe class page. Every 2 weeks at class we will be learning exercises to help strengthen our feet and bodies to prepare for pointe work. This page will provide downloads and links to help you work on the exercises at home.  Remember the more consistently you do the exercises the stronger your feet and body will become, with the hope you will be able to eventually, after time and practice,  dance en pointe.  

1st Week: the Tripod Foot & Calf Stretches

Tripod: 10 times, for 10 seconds 

Calf Stretches: 3 times, 30 seconds 

calf stretch.pdf
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tripod foot.pdf
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Foot Message
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The Perfect Pointe Book


We are using The Perfect Pointe Book by Dance physiotherapist Lisa Howell.  If you would like to purchase this book for yourself you can go to Amazon at


Lisa Howell also a wonderful website full of information about en pointe and dance health.  Go to

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Simple Gifts Dance is a Leap N' Learn licensed dance studio.

Leap 'N Learn is specifically designed to teach students to dance at their current level of mental, physical, emotional, and cognitive

development. It gives children a strong

foundation in dance while keeping the movement on a child's level so that they are

always having fun and mastering new skills.


Psalm 149:3 ESV

Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!