Pointe One Ballet Class

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    Hannah Seibert, left, adjusted her pointe shoe with Celeste Eby, both 10 and of Jasper, on Thursday during their ballet class at Dance Central Academy of Performing Arts in Jasper. The girls said the bows help to keep the shoes tight around their ankles and heel and noted it’s important to keep toenails short to prevent pain. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Hannah Seibert of Jasper, 10, left, held hands with Celeste Eby of Jasper, 10, while Alexa Garanicova of Jasper, 13, danced behind during then during ballet class on Thursday at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Olivia Hedinger of Jasper, 12, waited for her turn to try dance techniques Thursday during her ballet class at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. "I take ballet for the experience," said Oliva. "I sink my shoulders, so it helps with my posture." Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Merris Egloff of Jasper, 14, sprawled on the floor to stretch and relax, while Alexa Garanicova of Jasper, 13, jokingly placed her hands on Merris’s cheeks and asked what was wrong. Cami Gerber of Jasper, 15, watched, and Dori Sherer of Huntingburg, 9, practiced dancing in the background. The girls were in their pointe one ballet class Thursday at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Alexa Garanicova of Jasper, 13, foreground, danced as fellow ballet students, Allison Werner of Jasper, 8, back left, Olivia Hedinger of Jasper, 12, Dori Sherer of Huntingburg, 9, Olivia Smith of Jasper, 12, and Hannah Seibert of Jasper, 10, waited their turn on Thursday during ballet class at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Ryan Love of Rockport, 7, watched as Celeste Eby of Jasper, 10, practiced during ballet class on Thursday at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Olivia Smith of Jasper, 12, performed a Chaine’ turn en pointe on Thursday during ballet class at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Allison Werner of Jasper, 8, watched fellow ballet students through the window as Dori Sherer of Huntingburg, 9, center, and Olivia Smith of Jasper, 12, chatted during their ballet class on Thursday at Dance Central Academy in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald