As the foundation to all styles of dance, ballet helps with good posture and alignment. The classical syllabus will teach grace and poise, and will prove a wonderful difference to students balance and co-ordination. From the youngest to the more advanced classes, it encourages discipline and focus which aids in learning the correct technique to progress.
Once a good base has been established, the teacher will advise each student when they are ready to go 'en pointe'. This is determined by each individuals own capability and everyone will progress differently. It is important not to rush into this as there is much more strength involved and injuries may occur if pushed too far too soon. Dancing en pointe allows the dancer to expand on her knowledge and understanding whilst expanding on her technique and ability.