What is the best age to go on pointe?
There is no single correct age to start dancing on pointe. You have seen how your child’s physical growth follows its own unique pattern. Pointe readiness is also very individual, and it is determined by both physical development and technical growth. A minimum age of 11 or 12 is often recommended, and dancers with several years of serious, regular training tend to be ready by age 12. Nonetheless, there is no age-based universal rule. It is much better to wait than to start without adequate readiness, and each child should be evaluated individually.