Interested in joining our Award Winning Competition Team?
Team Auditions June 16th
Ages 5-7 | 6:00-6:30pm
Ages 8-11 | 6:45-7:30pm
Ages 12 & up | 7:45-8:30pm Make up date June 30th
All Ages | 5:00-6:00pm
The TPDA Competition Team is an award winning group of dedicated dancers committed to bettering their technique, furthering themselves as expressive artists, and promoting a positive atmosphere at the studio and their larger dance community.
Team Requirements include 3-4 regional competitions a year, regional conventions and the possibly of a national competition. Dancers are expected to meet rigorous class requirements based on their team placement. They and their parents must adhere
This is the walk
Hernando's Hide away
Keep the faith
Feather on the clyde
Let the river run
Until I die
All I care about is love
Legacy Award for highest scoring pieces
12 and under
Turning Pointe dance academy
13 and over
Turning Pointe dance academy
Mini Solos Overall Top Scores
1st Mariam Fadl
2nd Madeline Petit
Winner Mariam Fadl
1st Runner Up Madeleine Pettit
Petite Solos Overall Top Scores
1st Dakotah Hill
2nd Michaela Vass
Petite Title Winner
Dakotah Hill Junior Solo Overall Top Scores
1st Caroline Wentker
2nd Ryan Blattau
3rd Osayame Evbuomwan
Cecchetti Exams will be held Friday, May 5th and Sunday, May 7th. Please note, the Friday exams are not held at Turning Pointe. The Sunday exams will be held at Turning Pointe.
The Friday Exam sessions will be at, Dance Center of Severna Park
623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Severna Park, Md. 21146
When is my exam?
Please review the following schedules to find your exam time.
Friday Exam Schedule
Sunday Exam Schedule Small Studio
Sunday Exam Schedule Large Studio When to arrive?
Students taking exams should plan to arrive one hour prior to their assigned exam time. What to wear?
Dancers must wear a plain black leotard, clean pink tights and ballet shoes, and have their hair in a n
Join us for a rigorous condition class to build strength, improve flexibility, and upgrade your leaps 7:00-8:00pm
Friday, April 21st
$5 pre-register by Thursday
$10 day of
cash only As a competitive dancer for 16 years, Mindy Snyder won extensive titles, high scores and scholarships throughout the US. Being able to bring her technique and stage experience as a dancer to her students, her pieces have won numerous awards for choreography earning her Choreography and Young Choreographer of the Year awards. Mindy is also a member of OASIS Dance Ensemble, and is a silver medalist at the 2009 Jazz Dance World Congress. Most recently, she performed on Broadway as a member of JazzFuzion.
Time: 2:15-3:15 (unless otherwise announced)
Cost: $5 cash only Cecchetti clinics are examination preparation classes open to any student currently enrolled in a Cecchetti grade. Students review theory and basic steps, study their books and practice the patterns in their syllabus. The class also teaches them how to conduct themselves in the actual exam. Students taking exams in grades II-V are required to attend at least 2 clinics before their exam. Students taking the exam in grade I must attend at least 3 clinics.
Door open at 12:00 pm. All students in the first groups before the break should be there when the doors open completely ready (hair and make-up done) so they can warm-up. Click here for the address and Schedule
Picture day will be held at the studio on May 5th and 6th
Helpful DOs and DON'Ts
DO arrive 15 minute before your scheduled picture time in costume with hair and make up done.
DO be prepared! Make sure you have the correct tights and shoes ahead of time. We have ballet shoes and pink tights for sale at the front desk but it can get hectic on picture day. Plan ahead!
DON’T enter the room where photos are being taken unless invited. Our phenomenal photographer, Jeri Tidwell, is a true professional with experience photographing dancers from the littlest creative movement tots all the way to professionals from world renowned ballet companies. Rest assured she will take beautiful shots of you
Mock exams will be held Tuesday, April 11th during Spring Break.
The schedule and fees are as follows, 10am-12pm Grade 1 $25 12-1:30pm Grade 2 $25 1:30-3:15pm Grade 5 $30 3:30-5:00pm Grade 3 $30 5:00-7:00pm Grade 4 $30 It is imperative to your dancers success that they attend their mock exam. This opportunity is especially important for dancers who have not taken exams before. Dancers should come prepared as if it is their actual exam- tights and shoes with no holes, black leotard, hair neatly in a bun. For the actual exam no nail polish or temporary tattoos are allowed. Fees may be paid in cash or check only. Please let us know if you have questions.