13 June 2024 10.00-11.00am

Preparation for Pointe (Online)

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Time: 10am – 11am AEST (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne/Brisbane time) 

Format: Livestream

Location: Online

Tutor: Annie Strauch, Performance Medicine

How to book:  https://www.trybooking.com/COYSC

Contact: cpd@rad.org.au 

CPD hours: 1 time-valued 



This interactive, practical 1-hour workshop is for teachers who are progressing students onto working en pointe. Teachers will learn how to appropriately teach exercises in preparation for pointe with a series of progressions from a physiotherapists’ perspective. Participants will require space enough to complete practical exercises, a barre (or similar support), exercise band (and/or loop) and a mat for floorwork.



The aims of this workshop are to: 

  • Provide teachers an understanding of what is required biomechanically of a body to work en pointe and how this impacts the student 
  • Use an interactive format to explore the concept of pre-pointe preparation as a whole body, 
  • Demonstrate and teach a series of exercises targeting the core, thoracic area, adductors, gluteals and lower leg, and 
  • Enable teachers to gain practical experience of each exercise to utilise with their students in class. 


Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the workshop, you will: 

  • Have an increased understanding of the connection between pointe work and major muscle groups and myofascial chains, 
  • Be able to demonstrate a sequence of exercises to activate the core, lower leg and gluteals, 
  • Be able to layer these exercises into your regular classes, and 
  • Understand the timeframes around improvement after the introduction to these exercises. 


Expression of Interest 

If this course is full, you are unable to attend on these dates or are interested in attending this course in your area, please fill in this expression of interest. 

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Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
10.00-11.00am 1hr RAD Member $34
Non-Member $50
22 May 2024 12:00am