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Last Day of Classes
June 7th, 2024

Dress Rehearsal
June 8th, 2024

Spring Performances
June 9th, 2024

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. – Martha Graham.jpg
Performance Location
Laurel High School
8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20207


June 9th, 2024

12:30 Spring Performance
2:30 Spring Performance
4:30 Spring Performance
6:15 Ballet






Students are expected to remain backstage with their class for the duration of the show. Younger students have a backstage parent assigned to their class. Seating is open and theater doors open approximately 20 minutes before the show.  Photography and videography are prohibited.  The performances are professionally recorded and a digital download of the performance is provided to each participating family. 

Students must be in their assigned dressing rooms no later than 30 minutes before their showtime. 


Anchor 1 Performance
Spring Performance Assignments TBD
Dress Rehearsal Schedule TBD
Ballet T Shirt Order Form TBD
Pictue Day
Picture Day

Turning Pointe Dance Academy

May 17-20th, 2024

Remember to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. 

Young dancers may wear light make up.  Older dancers may wear light
stage make up. Please make sure your dancers are ready with their costumes, hair pieces, proper shoes and tights, and hair neatly secured.  Pictures will be available for preview and purchase online from Jeri Tidwell Dance Photography.   

Please DO NOT 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 your dancers.

The TPDAPA will be having a bake sale on picture days.  Bring cash and enjoy some treats! 

Picture Day Schedule TBD


Tickets will be available at the front desk starting May 30th
Accounts must be paid in full through June to pick up complimentary or extra


Advanced Sales
adult $18
child (ages 2-10) $14

Day of Sales
adult $20

child (ages 2-10) $16


Recital Fee
Recital Fee

Each student will be charged a recital fee on May 1st which includes tickets and one digital download of the performance.  The fee also covers theater rentals, videographer fees and administrative costs.
Recital Fees and June Tuition  must be paid in order to receive tickets. 

Backstage Parents
Backstage Parents 

Parents of younger students/boys may volunteer to assist backstage.  These volunteers remain with their dancers throughout the show and will be able to watch their child's group perform. Backstage parents are strongly encouraged to bring activities for their group such as games, coloring, etc., to keep dancers settled and occupied. They do not need a ticket. 


Costume fees for the recital are due with December Tuition payments. 
Once costumes arrive they are distributed to students who do not have account balances. Please keep costumes protected and stored in a safe place until the recital.  Do not allow students to play in their costumes.  We cannot guarantee a replacement this close to the Spring Performance. 

Costume fees do not include shoes and tights.   Students required to wear tights are encouraged to purchase them at the studio.  Alternatively, parents may ask their classroom teacher for the exact kind to purchase elsewhere. 

Hair & Make Up
Hair and Make Up​

Light stage makeup is recommended. Eyes should be enhanced with eye liner, mascara, and eye shadow (brown on the lid and a lighter "highlighting" shade under the brow).  Eye brow pencil is recommended for fair students.  Lipstick and blush are necessary to keep faces looking fresh.  Female students must have their hair parted in the center with a low bun unless otherwise instructed by their teacher. Hair nets and bobby pins are necessary to keep buns in place and looking neat. Bun kits are available for $5.00 each at the front desk. 

Pre-Order Flowers
 Flowers & Ballet T Shirts

A great way to honor first time performers, graduating seniors, and all the dancers in between! 

Flower orders due in June

Ballet T Shirt orders due in May

Flower Order Form TBD
Ballet T Shirt Order Form TBD
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