En Pointe Competition

We rely on the integrity of the teachers and the students who attend our festival to be honest about the level at which they are currently dancing. 

We trust that you will respect this facet of the En Pointe event and enter your students honestly in the appropriate category. Students should be entered in the dance level in which they are currently studying. 

Please, see our ‘Technical Level‘ chart to place your students in the appropriate En Pointe Level.

En Pointe's Division

Junior division

Intermediate Division

Senior Dvision

En Pointe’s Technical Levels

En Pointe LevelsR.A.D. EquivalentCecchetti EquivalentRussian Equivalent
The NutcrackerPre-PrimaryPre-Ballet (Age 5)Pre-Ballet (Age 5)
CinderellaPrimaryPre-Ballet (Age 6)Level 1
Sleeping BeautyGrade 1 & 2Grade 1Level 2
CoppeliaGrade 3Grade 2Level 3
Swan LakeGrade 4Grade 3Level 4
CarmenGrade 5 & Intermediate FoundationsGrade 4Level 5 & 6
FirebirdGrade 6,7,8, IntermediateGrade 5Level 7,8, Pre-Elementary
GiselleAdvanced Foundations,Advanced 1Grade 6, IntermediateElementary, Intermediate
PetrouchkaAdvanced 2Advanced 1Advanced
La SylphideNovice Beginner TeensNovice Beginner TeensNovice Beginner Teens
Romeo & JulietSolo SealAdvanced 2Pre-Professional

En Pointe’s Categories

CategoriesNo. of PerformersMaximum Time Limit
Solo1 dancer2 min. 30 seconds
Pas de deux2 dancers2 min. 30 seconds
Pas de trios3 dancers2 min. 30 seconds
Small group4-8 dancers3 minutes
Large group9-15 dancers3 minutes
Class16-19 dancers3 minutes
Ballet Suite20+ dancers8 minutes

En Pointe's Streams

Adjudication Stream: This stream follows the traditional style of competition.


Presentation Stream: All students participating in this stream will receive the adjudicator’s comments as well as a beautiful participant’s memento.  Participants will not receive a mark and will not be in contention for the overall awards.  They will be eligible for adjudicators’ special acknowledgment awards.


Starlets:  For our most precious performers, ages 3-5 years old. These ‘little stars’ have the opportunity to perform and grace the stage with all the wonderment and merriment they possess. Teachers are welcome to assist the STARLETS by leading and guiding them on stage, if needed. The adjudicators will offer encouraging and positive feedback only, with no marks attached. (Click here to learn more about Starlets)

En Pointe's Subjects

Classic Ballet

Must include traditional classical ballet steps and movements.

Contemporary Ballet

Must consist of innovative ballet techniques and choreography. If the choreography contains acro movements, it should be registered in Just Dance. Contemporary Ballet should contain ballet  technique.

Classical Pointe

Must include traditional pointe technique in pointe shoes.

Contemporary Pointe

Must consist of innovative ballet techniques and choreography.

Demi Character

Must portray a character or theme using ballet technique.

Student Choreography

A dance created from inception to completion by a student, without assistance from a teacher. It will be performed in the presentation stream only.