It is a pleasure, as an experienced physical therapist, to have been a part of the first Five Point Dancer Workshop. I have had the pleasure and challenge of working with dancers for 33 years. A brilliant dancer is not just flexibility, beautiful feet or a strong core - but an athlete that combines all of these elements with an artistry that lives in the heart and mind and is able to translate that to the body to share the magic with the rest of us. I have chosen to help dancers that have injuries, a desire to progress more quickly or have been misled to believe that one strategy can advance them to the next level. I am so excited to support Andrea Basile and the Five Point Dancer Theory. Ms. Basile has the intelligence, integrity and humility to build a format that address the reality of the many facets that combine to provide the strength, artistry, and brilliance of a healthy growing athlete and dancer. A comprehensive approach that challenges the dancer to grow in all areas is imperative to achieve life long health and opportunities. Just as a flat stone is dull and unimpressive, and a multifaceted stone is full of fire, sparkle and brilliance - the training format of a beautiful dancer must address a variety of teaching elements. Ms. Basile has challenged herself to expand her education to understand the functionality of the muscular system to add to her ability to teach in a well rounded manner. Her willingness to add the expertise of other professionals demonstrates her complete commitment to advancing dancers in a comprehensive manner. The Five Point Dancer concept is an asset to dancers of all levels of expertise and goals.