Class Description

We offer a few different enrollment points throughout the year.  Please contact us at for more information.

This class meets 2x per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pointe work is the cumulative result of gradual training of the whole body. Readiness for pointe work is contingent upon many factors. Factors that determine pointe readiness include physiologic development, anatomical facility, strength of technique, hyper-mobility of the feet and ankles, length and frequency of study, attendance habits, maturity and past injury. Students entering Ballet 5 must have a faculty assessment being allowed to enroll in pointe work. Each student is assessed independently to determine the appropriate timing for the start of pointe training. (Please note: Students must be 12 years of age or older to enroll in Pointe classes.)

Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding. Submit your application by September 3rd. Recipients will be notified by September 4th.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Preparatory Dance

Instructor Dorienne Raynolds


  • Dates: September 15th to June 19th
  • Times: 
    • Session 1: Tuesdays, 5:55 – 6:55 pm
    • Session 2: Thursdays, 5:55 – 6:55 pm

Ages 12-16

Discipline Ballet

Price $663.00

Dress Requirements

Female Identifying Students: black leotard, convertible tights (pink or skin tone), pointe shoes

Male Identifying Students: white leotard or t-shirt, black tights or leggings, white socks, white ballet shoes

Non-Binary: Either Female or Male options

Non-decorative leotards only (ie: no mesh, lace, holes/cutouts, zippers), no halter leotards, no logos, no rips or tears
Warmups: At the discretion of the instructor, students may wear leg warmers or form fitting sweaters during colder weather

Location: Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

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