Any balletomane will tell you ‘en pointe’ is where it’s at and so it’s exciting times for our Grade 5 class who have been working hard this year in the studio and at home during lockdown to build strength ready for pointe-work. They recently made the next step of progressing to demi-pointe or soft-block shoes. These are like pointe shoes but without the hard shank in the back of the shoe. The girls will wear their soft blocks for all their classes tin the next few pre-pointe terms to strengthen their feet and improve their balance ready for moving onto pointe safely. They are currently busy sewing on ribbons and darning the shoe platforms ready for their next pre-pointe lessons – Good luck Girls!