What age or skill level do you require in order to book a dance photoshoot?

I will not schedule a photoshoot with a dancer until they have completed a minimum of one year on pointe. This is typically at around 12-13 years of age. Traditionally, young dancers are approximately 11-12 years of age or older before advancing to pointe ballet. Some instructors will go so far as to require students to obtain X-rays of their feet to verify the growth plates are closed before allowing them to start pointe training. If your dancer is 12 years of age or younger, you will be asked to furnish proof of completion of a basic pointe ballet class prior to booking your first photoshoot.