Resource Paper: When Can I Start Pointe Work? – International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

Guidelines for Initiating Pointe Training (Reprinted from the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 13, Number 3, 2009, pages 90-92.) Abstract The initiation of pointe training for dance students should be determined after careful evaluation of a number of factors. These include: the dance student’s stage of physical development; the quality of her (or…

9-month sentence for dance instructor accused of molesting teen girl

EVERETT, Wash. – A Monroe dance studio instructor accused of touching a 15-year-old female student inappropriately on several occasions was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail. The instructor, identified as Kristopher A. Backman, 33, was sentenced in Snohomish County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree child molestation on Aug.…