Pointe shoes, together with the tutu, are possibly the most familiar costume items in classical ballet. En pointe, dancers seem to float effortlessly across the stage. However, nothing is further from the truth: it takes an enormous amount of practice and perseverance to master the pointe technique.

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If you have at least one year of ballet experience, you can join the advanced group course Pointe Technique. Each lesson begins with a warming-up, followed by strength and balance exercises at the barre. During this course you will learn things as relevés and echappés, first in ballet slippers, and then, when you are ready, on pointe shoes.

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Lisa van der Hoeven

Lisa van der Hoeven graduated from the bachelor Dance in Education at Codarts Rotterdam in 2014. In 2020 she will graduate from her master Educational Needs where she has focused on the pedagogical aspect of teaching. Since 2014 she worked for many different companies such as Codarts Rotterdam and VAK Delft teaching in styles varying from classical ballet, contemporary dance, allround dance to Brazilian zouk. She also created choreographies for multiple dance schools in contemporary ballet.

The focus in her class lies on creating a better understanding of how your body works.