Testimonials

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"“I grew up at Turning Pointe. Starting at a young age I began weekly trips to the studio while my sister and mother took classes. I didn’t leave until I had to and still return whenever I can. It is hard for me to put into words the impact that Laura had on my development as a person. She and Turning Pointe provided an environment in which I fell in love with moving and being creative and learned how to work through both physical and personal challenges with strength and grace. Laura and her artistic team are professional and exceedingly supportive. There is magic inside the walls of Turning Pointe, and I am incredibly grateful to have experienced it from the disinhibition of freeze dance at age three until graduation.” - Isabelle Edgar 

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“Turning Pointe gave me the ability to receive world class training while staying home throughout high school. The amazing faculty has aided me in becoming not only the dancer I am today but also the person. The training I received at Turning Pointe Dance Studio has given me the opportunity to explore and succeed in the professional dance world. Without the supportive, nurturing, and challenging environment created by Laura and her artistic team, I would not have been able to accomplish all of the things I have so far. There are few programs which are so dedicated to the success of every individual dancers regardless of what their own goals may be. I am forever grateful for my time dancing here and know that I will always have a home away from home within their doors.” -Isabelle Ramage 

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"Little did we know when we signed up our then preschooler for dance lessons more than a decade ago that Turning Pointe Dance Studio would become a second home to her, and a few years later to her younger sister, or that the teachers and fellow dancers would become their second family. 

 

Thanks to the dance training our daughters receive in their own backyard they have traveled with many other Turning Pointe dancers to cities across the country and outside the United States, performing, competing, winning awards and scholarships, all the while growing, learning, and having fun in the process. 

 

Laura Sciortino and her team teach at the highest level; they are role models for these blossoming artists and athletes. Especially this past year when our world changed and our kids lost so much, Laura did everything she could to keep them safe and dancing. We are so grateful to be a part of this community, and not at all surprised that Turning Pointe was named Outstanding School by the Youth America Grand Prix last year!" - Nicole Hanflig

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"Growing up dancing at Turning Pointe has truly been an honor. Laura and her team of teachers are some of the best and most qualified around. While receiving superb training, students become a part of a family. After almost 15 years at Turning Pointe, I have created long-lasting friendships among the students and teachers. The overwhelmingly positive environment has created a safe place to learn and grow both as a dancer and as a person." - Lindsay McKeon

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"After moving cross country in 2012 we found a hidden gem at Turning Pointe Dance Studio.  Laura Faria Sciortino has used her impressive background as the foundation to create a truly amazing dance program.  Her professionalism shows in absolutely everything she does and the result is top rate performances and dancers who have been given the tools necessary to move closer to their dreams of becoming professional themselves.  There is a place for any type student within Turning Pointe's system, complete with demanding, supportive and just plain fun learning.  I would highly recommend Turning Pointe and Laura Faria Sciortino to all aspiring dancers on or around Cape Cod."  - Maria Foley

 

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"When my daughter wanted to take ballet lessons, I sat in on classes at 4 dance studios to evaluate quality of dance instruction, kindness of teachers, and positive attitudes of older dance students. I chose Turning Pointe because it met my expectations and exceeded them. My daughters have been taking classes at Turning Pointe for about 8 years.They have received the highest quality dance instruction. They have learned responsibility. They have worked hard toward goals. They have worked hard as team players (even though they may not have been dancing in their desired roles). And, they have made good friends with fellow dancers. The positive structure of dance has helped support them when they have gone through difficult times. And at the end of the day my girls look forward to dance for the camaraderie, and when they come home they feel strong, successful, tired, and rejuvenated."  - Lezlie Rocka

 

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"Laura is a consummate professional. In addition to being a tremendously skilled dancer and teacher, she  has a natural ability to direct both the students AND parents in a kind but firm manner. The atmosphere in the studio is both professional  (no time is wasted, classes begin and end as scheduled) and enjoyable. The older students who assist Laura are especially inspiring to the younger dancers.  My daughter LOVES her ballet class and she has learned SO MUCH about dance."   - Deb Coulombe

 

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"As a school teacher, I recognize that Laura understands the importance of a balance between high expectations, positive reinforcement, and enjoyment.  Laura Sciortino is a role model, as are her older students, who foster aspirations for the younger students, such as Hannah.  Our daughter has improved by 'leaps and bounds,' both literally and figuratively, since her first year with Miss Laura!" - Lynne Buscher 

 

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“Laura - you have given your students so much more than the gift of teaching their bodies to sing. You have taught them dedication & perseverance. To develop themselves to their full potential, regardless of what others' are saying or doing, all while working in unison with a variety of dancers. What a precious gift!” - Donna Dragos 

 

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“Laura is not only a talented and accomplished ballet dancer, she is also a gifted teacher who is comfortable working with preschoolers, adults, and every age in between.  She always individualizes instruction, and improves the skills of all of her students, from basic beginners to advanced dancers, with patience, kindness, and enthusiasm.  She has been a wonderful role model for my children.” – Anne Edgar

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