Studio Tuition and Policies
Class Dress Code
Turning Pointe School of Dance strives to bring excellence into each class. We believe when dancers dress for success they start the process of achieving greatness. Please review our dress code carefully.
Sparkle Tutu* see specific colors for each class below-
2-3 year olds: Pink, 3-4 year olds: Purple, 4-5 year olds: Blue
Pink Ballet Shoe
Black Tap Shoes
Black Tap Shoes (*intermediate & advanced tappers need shoe with flexible sole)
Calm colored leotard
Leggings or Jazz Pants
Hair pulled back into ponytail
No midriff tops. No jeans.
Tan slip-on jazz shoes
Any calm colored leotard
Tan/Black tights or leggings
Hair pulled back into ponytail
No midriff tops. No jeans.
Tennis Shoes/Dance Shoes (any style or color)
Street clothes are allowed as long as they are loose fitting enough for stretching and splits.
No midriff tops. No Jeans.
*Please note that since you are not required to buy specific shoes and dancewear for this class, you may be required to purchase shoes closer to recital to match the costume.
Any calm colored leotard
Pink ballet shoes
Skirts are allowed in most classes; however, this is at the discretion of the teacher.
NO dance shorts
Hair must be pulled away from the face in a Ballet Bun.
Bare feet or contemporary dance footwear
Any calm colored leotard or dance top
Leggings, pants, or dance shorts with tan/black tights.
Hair pulled back into ponytail. No midriff tops.
Studio Tuition and Fees
$45 per dancer
+ First Months Tuition Due At Registration
Multi-dancer Families: 50% off Registration Fee for each additional dancer.
Registration fee covers administrative expenses, music licensing, and studio insurance.
$65 per month
Due on the 1st of each Month
Multi-Class Discounts are applied.
Please click the button below to see
Tuition Rates for 21-22 Season.
Multi-dancer Families: Sibling hours can be combined to calculate total monthly tuition. Multi-dancer discounts do not apply to Twinkle Star tuition. Twinkle Star Tuition cannot be discounted.
Tuition covers weekly instruction, Recital choreography, 2 tickets to each Show Weekend (Christmas and Spring), theatre costs, administrative expenses, and the experience and expertise of our TP Instructors.
*Registration Fee + Current Monthly Tuition is due at Registration.
$100 per costume
Due at Registration
*Costume Fee will increase to $100 for dancers registering after December 15 as we will need to apply rush shipping.
Each dancer will be charged for one costume per class. Costumes for the Spring Recital are ordered in December and will arrive early/mid Spring. Dancer's will take home these costumes and keep them after the show.
Christmas Costume Rental Fee:
$20 per costume
Due September 15
Dancer's will rent a studio costume to wear for the Christmas performance. Each dancer will be charged for one costumer per class they attend. Turning Pointe will keep all Christmas Costumes at the end of the show.
Tuition and Payment Policies:
Turning Pointe School of Dance tuition is based on an entire season of dance (10 months). Our Season runs from August - May. Monthly tuition is not based on the number of classes in a month or attendance. We guarantee a minimum of 33 classes per season for each class; however, if the season runs as scheduled, each class will meet 35-36 times each season. Therefore, if we are forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances (including but not limited to weather, hurricanes, epidemics, pandemics, state of emergency, etc.), and classes do not fall below the minimum of 33 meetings, we will not make them up. Please understand that we cannot be responsible for acts of Mother Nature or other unforeseen circumstances. Class cancellations do to unforeseen circumstances do not affect your monthly tuition. There is NO refund for missed classes due to personal reasons as we are happy to provide you a choice in a make-up class.
You may pay the entire season in full or divide it up into 10 monthly installments. The first monthly installment is due with your registration fee and is non-refundable. All other installments are due the 1st of each month and will be automatically billed to the card on file on the 1st of each month. Failure to submit payment before the 15th of the month results in an additional $25 late fee. This late fee also applies to declined charges for cards on file for any reason.
If you pay the entire season in full prior to the first day of classes, you will receive a 10% discount. Please note: if you pay your dancer's tuition for the full season and withdraw from classes for any reason, a 30% penalty will be applied to your refund. We suggest being 100% confident in your dancer participating for the entire year before paying for the full season upfront.
All monthly tuition payments and fees will be auto-billed to the card on file on the date they are due: Registration Fee and 1st Months Tuition will be billed at Registration, Monthly Tuition will be automatically billed on the 1st of each month, Christmas Costume Rental Fee will be automatically billed on September 15, and Spring Recital Costume fee will be automatically billed on November 15.
We accept cash, check, MC, VISA, DISCOVER, and AMEX.
Turning Pointe School of Dance families can access the parent portal to register for classes and programs, process payments, etc. Please keep all of the contact information within your portal up to date (email address, cell phone number, cell phone carrier, payment info, etc.). Access to the parent portal can be found on the parent portal page located in the website menu. Please contact the studio with any questions about your parent portal and/or account info.
Turning Pointe is a non-contract dance studio; however, in the case your dancer needs to withdraw from classes mid-season, a 30-day written notice via email is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw from the season. After the 30-day notice, we will terminate your monthly installments, or, if a full year was paid, we will issue a refund of the remaining installments minus the 30% penalty.
Turning Pointe School of Dance holds 2 annual performances per season. All studio dancers (not including Twinkle Star Dancers) will perform in the Christmas Show held in November/December. All studio dancers will perform in our Full length Storyline Spring Recital or in one of our Twinkle Star Showcases at the end of the dance season. Every Turning Pointe performance is held in a Performing Arts Theatre. Christmas Show details are announced in September of each season. Spring Recital and Twinkle Star Showcase details are announced in January of each season.
Turning Pointe dancers bring various Christmas stories to life in our Annual production of "A Storybook Christmas". This family-friendly holiday show always excites us for the upcoming Christmas Season. This is a performance you won't want to miss! More information will be announced in August of each season.
Twinkle Star Showcase:
Twinkle Star classes participate in a smaller scale Recital Showcase, in full costume, on the big stage. These performances are an excellent introduction to the theatre for our 2-5 year old dancers. Without the hustle and bustle of backstage, these performances are a great way for parents to see what all their tiny dancer has learned throughout the season. Twinkle Star Showcases are held the weekend of Spring Recital and are themed to match the Storyline Performances.
Our Annual Spring Recital, a full-length storyline performance, is an entertaining event for the entire family! Turning Pointe School of Dance is proud to intertwine all styles of dance into a fun production where each class plays an important role in bringing the story together. We encourage all dancers to participate as this is an exciting way for our dancers to celebrate all their hard work and dedication throughout the season!
All performance fees are already included with the monthly tuition. Each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets per Show Weekend (2 tickets for Christmas and 2 tickets for Spring). Additional tickets will need to be purchased before the show. Tickets sales will open one month before Performance Dates. Dancers performing in the show do not need a ticket. Parents volunteering backstage for a particular show do not need a ticket for that particular show.
- No Food or drinks are allowed inside the dance studios besides water!
- All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times unless they are participating in a dance class.
-The lobby is a wide open space so please keep an eye on your children. No running or climbing on furniture please!
-Turning Pointe School of Dance is not responsible for any items left behind at the studio. Please ask the front desk for the location of the lost and found tub.
-No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the studio at any time during class. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They learn more when we have their full attention! *We do have scheduled preview weeks for our Twinkle Star dancers. These weeks are announced at the beginning of the season.
-Parents of young dancers, please take your child to the bathroom BEFORE class begins as to avoid disruptions during dance time.
-Please make an effort to be prompt! It benefits your dancer to be on time for dance class. Excessive tardiness to pick up your dancer may result in additional fees.
-No cell phone usage is allowed during class time. If cell phones are inside the dance studio, they must be stored in a dance bag and turned off/on silent.