I have been dancing since September, and doing a lot of it since I started. I'm doing a 5-week intensive at one of the best companies where I live (besides the Atlanta Ballet, of course). They say if my ankles are strong enough, I can start pointe class, which is what my dance teacher would have had me do anyway had I gone to another studio. I was wondering, what do you think about me starting so early- I have good teachers, so they wouldn't put me up to anything dangerous. And my legs, ankles and feet are strong, with okay foot construction. I'v eread the "pointe-assessing readiness" thread. I was just wondering what everyone thinks, and what I might run into in this situation, since I'm so new. THanx!