Pointe work is part of classical ballet technique and a student can start this at the age of 12+. The techniques involves the dancer supporting all their body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. 

Extensive training and practice is required to develop the strength needed for Pointe work. At Dulwich Ballet School our teachers will consider factors such as age, experience, strength and alignment when deciding whether to allow a dancer to begin Pointe work.