Now S as in Susan of the duo S & J Talk Ballet ! Progress in Pointe Class! Another term of dance has flown past, time really does fly when you are enjoying yourself. This term we have started all of Mark’s pointe classes with centre work beginning with gentle pliés and rises and progressing to échappées and bourrées. We all feel that this has helped us feel more confident when undertaking the barre exercises. During the latter part of the term, we have had the opportunity (which we all took) to try some partnered exercises with Mark being our partner. We have also been trying to master pose turns on either demi-pointe or on pointe. We have been focusing throughout the term on our alignment and keeping our carriage inline as we move. The members of the pointe class all agreed we have had a very productive term and we all feel that we have improved. We are grateful for Mark’s continued support and encouragement and individual help to enable us to achieve.