This class is a continuation of classical ballet study on pointe, which is the standard performance shoe for the female. Work on pointe begins after the student has completed a satisfactory amount of demi-pointe work (performed in soft ballet shoes) but never before the age of 10 as the feet are still soft and malleable and cannot take the strain and stress of pointe dancing without injury or even deformity. Enrollment into pointe class is by invitation only (usually when students reach Royal Academy of Dance Grade 4 Ballet).