Is it bad to go en pointe after a few months of class? Or after only a few classes?
My first answer to this is yes it is bad to go en pointe after a few classes/months of class, however, the safest way to go en pointe is by the guidance and instruction of a trained teacher. Not your friend, YouTube, a ballet blog, your mom or your cat.
As an adult, the bones in your foot are pretty solid, so going en pointe as an untrained adult has less room for injury than an untrained teenager or less. BUT, going en pointe without proper training can lead to a myriad of injuries. The main one being a stress fracture all the way up the Achilles tendinitis to even an actual broken ankle or foot. Even for trained dancers, being en pointe is dangerous. It’s just not something you want to jump into. Sure you want to look like the dancers we post, but I promise you that having the foundation to ballet is SO much more satisfying than putting on a pair of pointe shoes.
Also, I don’t mean to be harsh, but it just doesn’t look good. It’s really easy to pick out someone that can’t get up on their box.
Overall, just don’t go en pointe until you’re ready by the hand of a teacher. Besides, those puppies go for about $100 a pop unless you catch them on sale so if you know you’re not ready, go buy a theraband or a foam roller instead or maybe even a turn board!