Turning Pointe Dance Studio welcomes students of all ages, experience, and ability. We offer many styles of dance allowing students to choose classes that appropriately suit their individual goals. We believe that dance benefits our children and ourselves in many ways such as increasing self-discipline, focus, agility, flexibility, spacial awareness and strengthening motor skills. Our staff is excellent and highly qualified! Age is to be used only as a guideline. The Artistic Director and instructors will make final decisions on class placement to ensure each child is in the appropriate dance class.


Each class provides a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. All students receive the opportunity to perform in our annual Spring Showcase. We offer classes in 3 spacious, air conditioned, fully equipped studios with sprung dance floors which are essential for injury prevention

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Creative Dance PreSchool

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Pointe

Acro Dance

Acro Dance combines the skills and technique of dance and acrobatics to create an athletic, emotional expression. Using safe progressions students will practice limbering, tumbling, balancing, strength and flexibility and fuse it all together using dance. Instructor, Ariana Romano Harris, is trained and certified through Acrobatic Arts and uses their progressional levels to create a safe and fun environment in the Acro Dance class. Levels 1-6 will be used to place students in a class that is safe and challenging where they feel that they can master their progressions in the five divisions of Acro Dance.

Ballet

 

A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and positions. Ballet is a beneficial way to gain strength, agility, and self-discipline. A typical ballet class consists of barre and centre work to classical piano music.

Body Conditioning

 

A class designed for dancers to cross train their bodies properly and safely. The focus is on injury prevention, strengthening core, ankles, back, and other dance related muscles. Our goal is to create long lean muscles and keep our dancers healthy and strong.

Contemporary

 

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. It allows the dancer to be expressive.

Creative Dance for preschoolers

Children will learn the fundamentals of dance combining styles of ballet and tap. This fun, energetic and creative class will inspire children to gain a passion for dance. They will use creative movement, imagination and props. They will focus on spatial awareness, strengthening gross and fine motor skills, as well as rhythm and balance.

Creative Movement 2.5 - 3

 

Children will explore movement through imagination, music, and props. This class will offer our youngest students an introduction to dance class with the option of having their adult by their side or participating with them. They will focus on spatial awareness, strengthening gross and fine motor skills, as well as rhythm and balance while building confidence and having fun!

Dance Conditioning

 

A class designed for dancers to cross train their bodies properly and safely. The focus is on injury prevention, strengthening core, ankles, back, and other dance related muscles. Our goal is to create long lean muscles and keep our dancers healthy and strong.

 

Flexibility for Dancers

A class specifically for trained dancers focused on increasing their range of motion while remaining conscious of activating the correct muscles and controlling proper technique. The goal of this class is to create safe and functional mobility that is sustainable while dancing. This class is primarily focused on deep stretching therefore, it is suggested it be taken after a dance class when muscles are warmed-up.

Floor Barre

 

Floor barre is designed to increase flexibility, coordination, strength and control, and improve technique. It will also lengthen and strengthen muscles, build core, hip, and foot control, and improve body alignment and balance.

Hip-Hop 

 

A street dance style that allows for a wide range of styles to be incorporated.  While elements of the dance are choreographed, there is an element of improvisation as well. It includes a wide range of funky and energetic styles such as breaking, locking, and popping.

Jazz

 

Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.  Music can range from pop, show tunes, musical theatre, hip-hop and more.

Pointe

 

Part of the classical ballet technique allowing the ballet dancer to support all body weight on the tips of the fully extended feet. Extensive training is required to achieve success. 

Turning Pointe Dance Studio Faculty believes in a conservative approach when it comes to pointe work. Students are required to enroll in at least two ballet technique classes per week, two pointe classes per week, and one of either Floor Barre, Dance Conditioning, Body Conditioning at Turning Pointe Dance Studio to be considered for pointe. No student will be allowed to go on pointe until they have at least 4 years of serious and adequate classical ballet training. Turning Pointe Dance Studio’s instructors reserve the right to take any student off of pointe for reasons such as insufficient number of ballet classes per week, excessive absences, physical limitations, or lack of motivation. Beginner pointe dancers will not present a pointe dance in our spring performances.

Stretch, Strength, & Stability

This class focuses on basic weight training combined with functional exercises that will help promote overall muscle strength and endurance. Participants will work all major muscle groups using weights and / or bands while proper form is emphasized. Low impact cardiovascular challenges will help improve overall heart fitness. Gentle stretching and core and back exercises will improve flexibility, balance, and posture. This class is designed for all levels, men and women with an emphasis on our 60+ clients.

Tap

 

A form of dance characterized by the sounds of special shoes creating sounds and rhythms on the floor.

Jazz

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Hip Hop

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Dance Conditioning

Ballet