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Pre Pointe - A Year Long Training Guide
PrePointe A Year Long Training Guide Manual

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Pre Pointe a Year Long Training Guide is a multimedia reference system for preparing dancers for the demands of dancing en pointe. The program includes a multi faceted screening system to determine the dancer's readiness for pointe and identify areas of individual focus. Correctional and strengthening exercises (both done in and out of pre-pointe shoes are provided in a progressive format to help dancers both prepare for pointe work and reduce their chances for dance related injuries or compensation issues. Informational materials are also provided for dancers and their parents to further educate everyone on what is expected and required for a successful transition to dancing en pointe.
The majority of the material is suitable for both female and male students. A discussion of the benefits of this training for male students is provided in the introduction section.
The program consists of a Teaching Manual (pdf format), video clips of the exercises (.mp4 format), 24 progressive lesson plans (pdf format) and a 2 year addendum showing how to implement this work over a 2 year period, barefoot the first year and in pre-pointe shoes the second.
The Teaching Manual includes:
General Introduction
Benefits of Pre-Pointe Training
  • Physical
  • Transitioning from flat to pointe
  • As a pointe screening tool
  • Incentive
  • Physical
  • Other
Screening Guidelines
  • Postural
  • Movement
  • Additional criteria
Exercise Breakdowns with photographic references
  • Tying pre-pointe shoes
  • Sewing pre-pointe shoes
  • About pre-pointe
  • Risks of pre-pointe
  • Buying pre-pointe shoes
Reference Materials
  • Student screening forms
  • Shoe resources
  • Common errors and suggested corrections (with photographic references)
The majority of the exercises included are also demonstrated (with narration of execution and teaching tips) by a pre-pointe student on the video clips. The clips are designed to augment the written descriptions of the exercises and not to be done as an actual class.
The Lesson Plans provide a list of the exericses for the indicated classes (each designed to be done for 2-3 classes) and are formatted for a 1 hour pre-pointe class that is held in addition to regular ballet technique classes.
The material in this program is not designed to be performed by dancers under 10 years of age, unless you are using the 2 year option in which case the barefoot work is suitable for a 9 year old.

The product pieces will be delivered as a zip file when you download them. Due to the video clips, this is a large (570 Mb) file. This method of delivery removes the need for a cd / dvd drive and after the files are downloaded, you don't need to be on an internet connection since the files are not streaming. If you would like all of the files also delivered via disk, select the add disks option. The shipping charges will be applied at check out in this case
PrePointe Year Long Training Guide
  • Teaching Manual
  • Introduction / Background Information
  • Screening Criteria and Explanation
  • Exercise Breakdown (with text and reference photos)
  • Student Evaluation Sheets
  • Informational Handouts for Students
  • Informational Handouts for Parents
  • Shoe Resource Guide
  • Video Clips (mp4 format)
    Demonstration of most exercises
  • Narration includes sequence and corrections / teaching tips
  • Majority demonstrated by actual first year pre-pointe students
  • Clips individually indexed for quick reference
  • Download the video clips to reference on any device
  • Lesson Plans
  • 24 Progressive lesson plans (each designed for 2-3 weeks of classes)
  • pdf File format so that you can print the lesson plans, bring them to class with you and add notes etc without ruining your originals.

    Quick reference guide for class (includes exercise, positions, location of execution and repetitions)

    2 Year Addendum
    This options allows you to expand the program to span 2 years, the first year is done in bare feet and the 2nd year progresses to using the pre-pointe shoes.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A great addition to our studio August 5, 2012
Reviewer: L. Ball from NT, Canada  
The pre-pointe syllabus has been a huge time saver for me.  It is so detailed & the exercises focus on strengthening & preparing students for pointe.  The notes are easy to read & the videos are well broken down with extra information & teaching tips. This syllabus has replaced any other pre-pointe material at our studio!

I feel like our pointe program is on the right track now!  The students are strengthening outside of their ballet classes.  The extra year to prepare for pointe shows who has the dedication & who doesn’t.  The students are able to work towards pointe vs. waiting for us to recommend them.

Students appreciated knowing what was involved in pointe selection & were amazed at what we know & look for!  They learned so much about alignment &  anatomy.  It was   great to educate the girls on a higher level.

It has helped attendance in ballet classes because we require 90% + to take pre-pointe and pre-pointe to take pointe.

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5 of 5 Asset to my studio April 24, 2012
Reviewer: Shannon Smith from South Hill, VA United States  
This is a thorough, easy to understand guide for teachers who have students progressing to pointe work. The media clips are the icing on the cake for people who like not just reading the information, but also like "seeing" the information come to life; Also shown are visuals on things to look for in your students that could lead to injury. Excellent information.

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