At En Pointe we get asked this question a lot. I guess for a parent with a young child at maybe 1 or 3-years-old they might worry that signing up to ballet classes at that age is perhaps too young and in the same breath if your child is a 5-years-old or older, will they have to catch up with the other dedicated dancers.

There is a solution, En Pointe has designed ballet classes so that the 1-year-olds to 4-year-olds are just having fun with ballet. We create creative stories and play them out in an imaginative way, expressing ballet moves here and there as well as building certain muscle groups and stability along the way. These classes are perfect for young ones with an interest in dance and before long you'll find you've made friends and your little one has taken what he or she has learnt in ballet and is doing them at home too.

If your child is 5-years-old plus they start to inherit some of the skills learnt from the younger classes. If they didn't then they will soon pick them up. Children are like sponges and they learn a lot quicker than you or I. In these ballet classes they really start putting dance choreography together, learn ballet steps and have great fun with it.

So to answer the question, any age is fine. Younger the better but each class is unique and will aid each child at there own pace.

En Pointe is the only dance school in York with 'Best Dance Classes' award as voted by York residence. This is because we are passionate about dance and above all, we make sure that each child is getting the teaching and support they need to ensure they are loving every class.

We have had built some new dance studios in Nether Poppleton (near Energi) at the York Business Park. Here your child will have the facilities of a safe and professional surrounding which includes sprung dance floors, shatterproof mirrors, reception/waiting area, kitchenette for tea and coffee facilities as well as of course free parking.

When you take your first steps into our studios you'll be welcomed by our friendly professional teachers. They all have real life professional experience and training. En Pointe ballet teachers are RAD trained which means they follow the prestigious world recognised syllabus. So you are among the best.

The latest news at the studios is that our ballet school is currently involved in filming with BBC as we undertake a documentary about 'Dance in Yorkshire'. There's always something happening here along with shows at the theatre, school outings, rehearsals and more.

 

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