January 26-30, 5:00-6:30 pm
TU Dance company member Elayna Waxse will guide students ages 10-18 in this five-day workshop. This workshop will serve as both an introduction to pointe for ballet students new to pointe work, as well as a refresher for intermediate pointe students. The workshop will consist of ballet and pointe technique, instruction on sewing pointe shoes, foot and toenail care for pointe shoes, and strengthening skills that can be practiced outside of class to help students progress in their training. At least three years of prior ballet experience is required. Students must bring their own pointe shoes.
Originally from Overland Park, KS, Elayna Waxse has danced professionally with Minnesota Dance Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Black Label Movement, and TU Dance. She has taught ballet and pointe classes for the past nine years at TU Dance Center and Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, among other schools. Elayna brings her expertise from her early training at Kansas City Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and from her professional career dancing multiple classical and neo-classical repertoire on pointe.