How many years does it take before you can do multiple fouettes and pirouettes and dance on pointe in ballet?

Maya 08/05/2018. 7 answers
Arts & Humanities Dancing

And how many classes would you have to take each week?

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B 10/14/2018.

Hi! I went en pointe at age 11. Some start when they are a bit younger and some a bit older. Usually ranging from age 9-14 I would say. To get on pointe you need strong ankles and your foot should be about done growing. Some teachers out their students en pointe age a younger age like 9, but most around 11-12 maybe. For the pirouettes, it depends on what level you are. How old are you? If your around 13-15 I would guess that you have at least a double by now on flats but if not don’t worry keep practicing. If you are younger than 13, don’t worry your time will come. Usually it takes a few years to get to more than 3 pirouettes but it’s different for vzeyobody. Hope I helped!


Hi 09/26/2018.

If you started at age ten it might take about five or six years to do multiple pirouettes on point and a little longer for fouettes.


babyboomer1001 08/17/2018.

They won't put you on pointe until age 13 or 14 because the foot is still growing. Since you got a late start, it will probably depend on how long it takes you to learn how to dance with regular ballet shoes. How's your posture?


Linda 08/17/2018.

Most people start by at least age five.

It takes hours upon years of practice.

If someone starts toe shoes before being ready they can be injured for life.

If You don’t have much history take a few days a week.


jenna 08/17/2018.

A few


mintchips49 08/17/2018.

In order to be ready for pointe (providing there are no physical problems stopping you) it takes about three consecutive years of taking three or more standard 90 minute ballet classes a week for a recreational ballet dancer. Serious pre professional dancers take way more classes as they are held to a higher standard before they are allowed en pointe. Regarding pirouettes en pointe that should come by the end of the first year en pointe for most recreational dancers and in about a month or two for dancers in professional training when they finally go en pointe. You must learn to do everything well on flat before you can attempt it en pointe. Multiple fouettes en pointe done properly may or may not never come to a recreational trained dancer.

That being said there are teachers who rush students into pointe shoes way before three years. You don’t go up sooner because you are a quick learner, try harder or have more natural ability. It just means you gave a bad teacher who is putting you at a greater risk of injury. Dancers up before they are really ready can’t dance en pointe but just sort of clump around in the shoes. On top of that pointe work can really hurt if you aren’t strong enough to lift up out of your shoes.


Sir Caustic 08/17/2018.

Years: 0 (it should only take you a couple of easy weeks).

Classes :2 (at most).

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