Pointe Work Summer Master Classes

with Holistic Ballet

Date: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August 2018

Time: 2pm- 4pm

Level: intermediate

Cost: £35 per class or £125 for all four classes,

Address: The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC19AT

Payment is due at the time of booking. I will contact you with the details according to your choice.

Before you make your payment, please read the terms & conditions.


Programme*: barre 30-40min | centre work 30-40min | ballet repertoire sequences 40-60min 


*approximate and subject to change

Over four Saturday afternoons, we are going to work very intensively on strengthening and technically challenging pointe exercises. The extension of a regular class time allows us to work in greater detail and on choreographically more diverse combinations. 


Focus points of the master classes include: 

• speedy footwork

• adages on pointe at the barre

• pointe-jump mix sequences

• travelling combinations

from sur le cou-de-pied to low arabesque on pointe 

Further to the strict technical part of the classes, we are going to study parts of the classical ballet variations Grand Pas Classique to add artistry and finesse to your skills. You can begin to study on your own: https://youtu.be/Cv9Yms5Q3Gg 

We are going to modify the steps where necessary.


The classes are suitable for students of intermediate to advanced pointe work level. You should have had at least one year of regular pointe classes and feel confident of dancing without holding onto the barre, e.g.:

• grand plié in 1st position

• echappés in 2nd, 4th

• relevés-passés

• sissonnes ouvert

• piqués to arabesque

• tours soutenus, tours piqués (even if not a whole diagonal)


The technique class is on pointe, however, you can change to regular ballet slippers for the variation practise.


To book your place please follow the instructions at the top of the page. If you have any questions or would like to discuss whether the master classes are suitable for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.