Progressive Pointe Method

ThePointeShop is proud to share our pointe shoe fitting curriculum
(Progressive Pointe Method) with the public.

Our basic training is a 12-week self paced virtual training program with 1-2 hours per week of independent reading and homework and a weekly video lesson with Joesphine Lee.

Our next class will begin in September 2024

Whether you are a dance teacher, a physical therapist or a dancer ThePointeShop training program can help you understand ballet’s most important tool.
The Basic Training will cover pointe shoe models, basic foot anatomy, and how we use this knowledge for injury prevention.

Once you have finished the program, you will walk away with the tools you need to identify a dancer's needs and talk with a pointe shoe fitter so your dancer (or you yourself) has the best experience en pointe possible.

Applications for our September 2024 class are open now!

Please click here to complete your application fee payment!

You will receive a copy of the application within 3 days of completing your payment

Applications are due before 11:59pm pst on July 15th, 2024


The basic Training level is solely for educational purposes and will not provide the license to use our trademark, receive a certification or be listed on the website as a preferred fitter. Nor will it include ongoing support, membership or continual education. 
After you have completed the Basic Training course,  if you would like to apply to move forward to the certification program you are welcome to. Because this is hands on training, there are limited slots. Your acceptance into the certification continuation is not guaranteed. 
Those who wish to continue to the certification level must complete an in person exam during our annual pointe shoe fitting intensive and their score along with their application responses and their participation in the basic training will be considered together to determine acceptance to the program.