"Pointe to Pointe" is a resource for ballet teachers who are training children from 8 to 10 years old and introducing them to pointe work. Mignon Furman is an expert of teaching ballet to children. Her exercises are carefully chosen to help students develop strength in their feet, ankles, and knees with correct alignment in the body. The steps go from working on two feet to working on one foot. By introducing clean technique from the start of pointe work, the chances of developing bad habits are less. Ms. Furman believes that strength and stability go hand in hand with developing musicality and artistry.
The "Pointe to Pointe" DVD is divided into two levels of beginning pointe work: one for beginning pointe, the other for advanced beginning pointe. Each level is meant to be taught over a one year period. Both Barre and Centre work are represented in each level.
Steven Mitchell provides the music for the "Pointe to Pointe" DVD on a double compact disc set by the same name.
Ms. Furman is a monthly contributing writer to Dance Studio Life Magazine.