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What we offer

We offer comprehensive programs for recreational, pre-professional and post-professional dancers, teachers and adults. Our highly experienced faculty are committed to guiding each student towards their full potential while fostering a love of dance. Classes being at age two. Teacher training in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet available. 


 Tuition & Discounts

The 2024 summer session runs June 17th to August 9th (No classes July 1st-7th). 
Visit our summer page for summer tuition
and discount information. 




The 2024/2025 session runs September to June.  
Tuition is due at the beginning of each month. 

$30.00 annual registration fee

30 minute class    $36.00/mo
45 minute class    $54.00/mo

60 minute class    $72.00/mo
75 minute class    $86.40/mo
90 minute class    $108.00/mo


3 hours of classes/week: 5%

4-6 hours of classes/ week: 7%

6 hours of classes/week: 10%

Unlimited Classes: $450.00/ month


Full year tuition paid by check in September: 5%
Military Discount: 10%


Cecchetti Method of Ballet

The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level. The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry.  Cecchetti USA has established a syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach.  As each movement is mastered and refined, new movements are introduced.  The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance.  

Turning Pointe ballet faculty are certified Cecchetti teachers and qualified to present both teachers and students for examination.  Exams are designed to give teachers and students specific goals to work toward and to maintain standards of development consistent with international standards.

Learn more about the method at 

Dance With Me
2 year olds

A mommy and me style class where toddlers explore how they move, strengthen their coordination, and work their muscles and minds. A parent/guardian is expected to participate.  As the year progresses dancers transition to being independent in class with out the participation from a parent.  Please refrain from using cell phones in class. 

Creative Movement
3-5 year olds

This is a fun introduction to ballet for 3-5 year olds incorporating basic terminology with the positions of the feet, arms and body. Classroom teachers use music, movements, dancers' imaginations and stories from famous storybook ballets to introduce little ones to the magic of the art form.  

Combo Classes
4-7 year olds

The next step in your dancers journey! Combo classes are suitable for dancers ages 4-7.  Class is structured into 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of another style of dance. Options may included ballet/tap, ballet/jazz and ballet/lyrical combo classes.  

Classes for young dancers

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Classes for ages 6 and up

Please note, some classes listed below begin at age 7 and/or require additional classes. For assistance with level placement please reference out level placement guidelines or contact the studio. 

Intro to Ballet/Beginning Ballet


This is an introduction to the fundamentals of the Cecchetti Ballet Method for young dancers. This class is recommended for dancers interested in studying ballet and/or the Cecchetti Method. 

Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. Lyrical dance is often referred to as contemporary dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. Moreover, the dancer must be well aware of facial expressions, essentially acting, to properly perform a lyrical dance piece.


Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.


Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers benefit greatly from a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a dance style, usually danced to music that evolved from the hip hop culture. Dancers are introduced to various hip hop dance movements in up beat, fun class with popular music.

(Ages 7+, ballet REQUIRED)

Classes use the technique of modern pioneers Lester Horton and Jose Limon to introduce and later reinforce modern concepts including spinal articulation, isolation, breath patterning, flat back, contraction, spiral, descent/ascent, laterals, stags, table tops, etc.  Prior dance experience in an arts magnet or studio setting necessary for advanced levels. Students participating in modern must also enroll in ballet. Modern is required for dancers accepted into the Ballet Conservatory Program. 

Stretch, Turns & Leaps
(Ages 7+)

Workshop style class to improve upon proper stretching and strengthening practices, turning technique, and the mechanics of leaps.

(Ages 7+)

Tap is performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. This class participates in annual recital. Students begin learning basic vocabulary include taps, shuffles, slaps, shim sham and more. As the dancer progresses new, more intricate and faster combinations are introduced. Tap shoes required.

Level Placement Guidlines

The following levels apply to each dance genre. Students must be proficient in their current level before advancing, which typically takes two years. 

Level 1


This level is suitable for students with 0-1 years of prior experience in the genre. Students learn the critical technical foundations of the genre to set them up for success.  Dancers must demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts before progressing to level 2.

Level 2

Low Intermediate 

Students begin this level with 1-2 complete years of prior experience in the genre. Students  build upon the foundations learned in Level 1 to further develop proper technique, musicality and artistry.  Dancers must demonstrate proficiency of foundational concepts before progressing to level 3. 

Level 3


Students begin this level with 2-3 complete years of prior experience. This faster paced class introduces students to more refined concepts, combinations, and choreography.  A solid foundation in the genre, equivalent to mastery of Levels 1 and 2, is essential.

Level 4


This class is suitable for mature, focused, pre-professional students with 4 or more years of experience in the genre. This is a fast moving class in which students are expected to assimilate the subtleties of the genre into their dancing while picking up new concepts, details, and choreography quickly. 


Class Attire Requirements 

Deodorant is highly recommended for dancers ages 9 and over. Hair should be neatly secured away from the face for all classes.  For ballet, modern, lyrical,  and contemporary, hair should be in a bun or a similarly secure hair style. 

Creative Movement/ Dance With Me/ Ballet Classes: Solid leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes or white t-shirt, black leggings, black ballet shoes.

Combo Classes: Solid leotard, pink convertible, footless or footed tights and appropriate shoes (pink ballet slipper, black tap shoes and skin-toned jazz shoes).   Students do not have to wear black tap shoes or skin-toned jazz shoes for class but will need that for the recital.

Tap: Dance top/leotard, fitted dance shorts/leggings and black tap shoes. 

Jazz/ Musical Theater: Dance top/leotard, fitted dance shorts/leggings. Jazz shoes or heels if appropriate. Check with class teacher for shoe color and style. 

Contemporary/Lyrical: Dance top/leotard and fitted dance shorts/ leggings and bare feet.

Modern: Leotard and tights. Bare feet. No shorts. No leggings.


Hip Hop: Street clothes students can move in and sneakers that are not worn outside.

Stretch, Turns & Leaps: Dance top/leotard, fitted dance shorts/ leggings and turners.

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