An information session on all things pointe at Dance World Ranelagh! 

Deirdre McKenna, Ireland’s leading dance physiotherapist will be in store to present two workshops which will discuss physical health while dancing en pointe. Deirdre has worked with companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Irish National Youth Ballet and Ballet Ireland.

These workshops are perfect for anyone aspiring to be en pointe or currently undertaking pointe work. There will also be a chance to win a free pair of pointe shoes!


This event has been produced in partnership with Dance Ireland. Pointe fittings are available from 1:45pm onwards by appointment. This is a free event however limited spaces are available and booking is essential.

11:00am-12.00pm Pre pointe/beginner pointe students

Background information on pointe
Pre-pointe preparation
Pointe strength assessments
Discussion on the importance of pointe shoe fittings

12:30pm-1:30pm Novice pointe students/performers

Strengthening exercises
Injury prevention
Self care pre and post performance
Discussion on pointe shoe selection and fittings