ArchiveGalleries Gallery: Life of a dancer, featured in the Crimson Record Alexa Pence Mar 21, 2013 Pence Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Although the dancers are not in point shoes, even the feet and toes are important to be correctly pointed. Dancers have the exercise routines memorized and try to perfect every movement they make, asking the teacher how one may stretch his or her leg higher or stand in a pose longer. Balance is key for the dancers and the exercises progressively become more focused on balance and endurance. Dancers perform stretches on the bar before more strenuous exercise begin. Dancers stretch before dance class begins.