Why Choose En Pointe Ballet?

En Pointe Ballet is the only studio in West Jordan specializing exclusively in Classical Ballet. 
We believe that ballet should be learned in an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. 
EPB is for Everyone
 * We accept all levels - beginning to advanced, ages 3 through teens & adults
 * Our Full Season is July through the final performance in June
 * Students are accepted mid-year at any point 
 * Dancers who commit to the entire year, year after year, do progress faster
 * Affordable tuition & family discounts
 * Non-Competitive program (We do not compete in competitions) 
Professional Performances
 * Theatrical stage performance experiences twice annually
 * All students perform in The Nutcracker in December and a classical Ballet in June (Ages 3 to Adults) 
 * Our older students perform corps, soloist, character and principal roles 
 * Our Advanced students learn & perform professional level pas de deux with our own trained male dancers in our productions. 
 * Classical age-appropriate choreography 
 * Modest beautiful costumes (All Nutcracker costumes are rentals)
(June costumes are mixed - some are purchased & some classes are rentals) 
Specialty Classes 
 * Beginning Teen classes - it is never too late to learn ballet
 * Boys are in "Boys Only" classes with other young male dancers
 * Men's Ballet classes are taught by a male instructor (Beginners welcome)
 * 4 Levels of Weekly Pas de deux partnering classes (Beginning to Advanced)
 * 3 levels of affordable Adult classes - Beginning, Pre-pointe/Pointe, & Senior Swans (low impact)
 * Raising The Barre - PBT, Turn-out, Stretching, Turns & Leaps all in one class 
Uplifting & Nurturing Instruction 
 * Nurturing and encouraging class environment 
 * Small classes for quality instruction 
 * Classically trained instructors who love ballet and enjoy teaching
 * Class Assistants program - develops teaching and leadership skills and advances their technique 
Quality Ballet Program 
 * Emphasis of correct & safe ballet technique
 * EPB Syllabus inspired by the original Cecchetti Method and Mrs. Rachael's proven methodology.
 * French terminology is taught beginning at age 3 
 * Students also learn ballet mime, character acting, stage and theater skills
 * Year round classes for increased strength and flexibility
 * Protecting students' growing bodies is of utmost importance. 
 * Oak suspended floors protect dancers knees and joints
 * We honor the traditions of classical ballet 
Grow with us & make special memories
 * Students can begin ballet at any age and grow up at En Pointe Ballet
 * It is our goal to help dancers fall in love with ballet and achieving goals 
 * Pre-ballet is a magical curriculum to teach ballet skills & creativity (Ages 3-5)
 * Ballet levels 1-5 progress in difficulty & technique while having fun 
 * As the younger dancers observe the older dancers, they naturally set goals to achieve more and work harder. 
 * As they progress through our program they are able to remember more choreography and are able to have more stage time. 
 * Years of training and dedication contributes to the grace and beauty of their technique & performance. 
 * To progress more quickly to perfect technique and increase strength, take additional classes. 
Pointe Progression 
 * Pre-pointe classes are for ages 10 and up (teens & adults have their own pre-pointe classes)
 * A placement class is required for students to be placed in the correct pre-pointe or pointe class. 
 * Age 12 is the appropriate time to begin wearing pointe shoes to protect their growing bones & joints in feet, knees, hips and back.
 * Pre-pointe-1 and Pre-pointe-2 are typically required to be permitted to earn pointe shoes;
 * Experienced students who transfer in may be accepted into higher levels with a placement class. 

En Pointe School of Ballet Mission Statement

Our mission is to preserve the elegance & tradition of Classical Ballet through quality technique and full-length traditional ballet performances in an uplifting, nurturing, and inspiring environment. 


A message from our Artistic Director  

Welcome to En Pointe School of Ballet....a warm and caring place where the grace, elegance, and technique of classical ballet are offered in a friendly studio environment to students ages 3 through adults.  Students are challenged each week to do their very best in an elegant studio and encouraging atmosphere that elevates them to excel.  It is my goal that students always leave classes feeling good about themselves and their progress. 

I love children and enjoy watching their self-esteem soar as they learn to dance.  I enjoy bringing out the ability to dance that I believe everyone has within.  Classical Ballet provides the necessary foundation that is needed to be successful in every other form of dance. Ballet imparts certain gifts to a child which nothing else can. Poise, confidence, discipline, flexibility, grace and a quick and focused mind are some of the things you can expect for your child to gain. Proper safe technique and French Terminology are introduced to children at a very young age, and the joy of dancing is always emphasized.  

It is important to me to provide the best possible facility, instruction and environment for your child*s ballet education. We offer a limited class size to provide the best instruction and technique. En Pointe is NOT a competition school. Students explore artistry and technique through high quality performance opportunities in annual performances of a full-length classical story ballet. Not all students will choose to become professional dancers, but the discipline, commitment and increased self-esteem they gain from ballet classes will shape them for the rest of their lives. It is important to me to create a safe haven - a home away from home that inspires both dreams and hard work.

En Pointe School of Ballet opened in 2010 and is flourishing.  It has been a dream come true to operate a ballet school and to have my students perform in full length classical ballets and our studio now has a repertoire typical of a professional ballet company. I love sharing the historic traditions and elegance of ballet with our dancers and audiences.  

A boys’ program was introduced to the curriculum in 2012 that has grown to include multiple boys classes, men's classes, and partnering classes and is continuing to expand more each year. This is the perfect place for a boy to learn to dance, in a class with other boys, to fully embrace the athleticism of ballet. They learn discipline, focus, and respect for the art form of ballet as well as musicality, coordination, incredible strength and flexibility. Every boy should learn to dance as it greatly enriches their lives in so many ways.

We specialize exclusively in Ballet, beginning at age 3 with Pre-Ballet classes, Ballet technique levels 1 through 5, Pre-pointe classes, Pointe classes, “Boys Only” classes, Men's classes, partnering/pas de deux classes, Beginning Pre-teen and Beginning Teen classes, and Adult Ballet and Classical Barre classes, as well as additional conditioning and PBT classes in our original "Raising The Barre".  

We are committed to teaching high quality ballet technique in an environment that encourages self-worth, dedication, unity and integrity.  The nurturing environment we have created here has been passed to our dancers as they support and encourage each other in the studio and on the stage.
We honor and embrace the tradition and elegance of Classical Ballet and invite you to experience it with us at En Pointe School of Ballet.  

Email enpointeballet@comcast.net to register for a trial class. 

~ Rachael Ellis


This is one of my favorite quotes and it inspires me.  
This beautiful classical tutu in the background was handmade by my mom
when I was 13. Thank you to my mom, Amy Baxter, for blessing my life with the gift of ballet classes and always supporting and encouraging me to pursue my talents  and follow my dreams. ~ Rachael Ellis
photography by Tamra Hyde
Copyright 2015
Why Choose Ballet Classes?

*Ballet develops improved self-confidence, self motivation,
 coordination, flexibility, physical strength and discipline
 which will carry over into other aspects of the student's life. 

*Students engaged in movement and dance have higher levels of academic achievement,
 problem-solving skills, creativity, musicality and physical coordination. 

*Ballet training develops strength, balance, flexibility and agility.  

*Ballet challenges the minds and bodies of children during their most
important years of development and helps them learn to focus.  

*Ballet introduces students to a foreign language and classical music,
 both of which increase cognitive learning. 
Image Copyright Rachael Ellis 2020