Programs + classes
30 or 45 minute class of exploring movement and music through dance.
Must be 2 years of age by the first class of the season. Classes are divided out by ages.
All classes include ballet, tap, and
Our Twinkle Stars perform in their own Recitals twice a season: Christmas + Spring. The use of props such as “Twinkle Bear,” enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
A classical form of dance focusing on proper body alignment, graceful movement and precision of steps. A typical ballet class consists of barre, centre work, and across the floor progressions. Ballet is the foundation of all other forms of dance.
One of the most traditional styles of dance characterized by using tap shoes to strike the floor in order to form rhythm, sounds, and patterns. Tap helps dancers to improve their musicality and coordination skills.
This fun style of dance uses upbeat music and stylized movement to showcase a dancer's personal style. Based on ballet principles, jazz focuses on proper technique and body placement while completing fast footwork, big leaps, and unique steps.
Lyrical is an expressive dance form that combines elements from several different genres including modern, jazz, and ballet. Many times this style of dance tells a story, through the choreography, inspired by the lyrics of the song. A foundation in ballet is beneficial as it enhances the quality of movement.
This street style of dance incorporates various elements and genres which allow dancers to add their own personalities. This class is inspired by the latest music and trends. Age appropriate music and movement is used for each class.
Part of the classical ballet technique which requires ballerinas to support all body weight on tips of extended feet within pointe shoes. Committed training and hard work are required to achieve success. At Turning Pointe School of Dance, pointe dancers are required to take 2 ballet classes per week and have at least 4 years of previous training.
Foundations for Older Beginners
Technique Classes are foundational dance classes for dancers who may be starting dance at an older age or dancers who wish to jump back into classes after taking time off. These classes teach the fundamentals of dance and help catch dancers up.
Turning Pointe's Performing Arts Company (PAC) is by invitation only and includes dancers from all genres of dance. PAC gives dancers who want to take dance to the next level adequate training and opportunities to perform their art. Members of PAC are required to take the highest level of their genre as well as the PAC ballet technique class and rehearsal each week. Additional classes from different genres of dance are encouraged.
MINI + ME
Caretaker + Child Class
A caretaker and child class that encourages children to love learning through movement, music, and dance. A great way to prepare your child for a class on their own! Classes develop gross motor skills, musicality, listening skills, and nurture creative movement. Mini+ Me Classes do not perform in Seasonal Recitals or Shows.
Dancers with Special Needs
Darby’s Dancers provides an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in the performing arts through dance education.
At once-a-week classes, Darby’s Dancers learn all types of dance in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Each dancer is paired with a TP student volunteer (buddy) all season in class and on stage for the Christmas + Spring Recitals.
At Turning Pointe, we offer various styles of classes so each dancer has the opportunity to discover the genre they love and enjoy movement through dance. We believe every genre of dance teaches the basic principles of self-discipline, focus, agility, spacial awareness, and strengthening of motor skills. All classes at Turning Pointe are a safe place for dancers to learn and create! All students have the opportunity to perform in our Year-End Performances.
Age is to be used only as a guideline for placement within each style of dance. Each dancer is invited to take a placement class where a member of the Turning Pointe Staff will determine which class will be the best fit based on level and experience. This is to ensure each child is set up for success!