June 14th 2020

Laurel High School

8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel MD, 20707

Laurel High School 
8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707

Date June 14th, 2020

Spring Performances
Time TBD

 Each performance is typically  90 minutes with no intermission.
 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 30 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. 



Time TBD

Our annual ballet production features dancers from TPDA's Cecchetti program and Ballet Conservatory.  The ballet is approximately 90 minutes and with no intermission.  Dancers must be in the dressing room 30 minutes before showtime. 
Turning Pointe students that would like to attend this show
will get a free ticket with a paying adult.

Dress Rehearsal
Location: Laurel High School 
Tentative Date: June 13th, 2020

Each class is assigned a specific dress rehearsal time. Our dress rehearsal takes place at the same location as the performances, Laurel High School. Students must be in the theater with hair and make up done at least 15 minutes prior to their assigned dress rehearsal time. Parents are welcome to take pictures (NO FLASH) or videos of dress rehearsal. 

Picture Day
Location: Turning Pointe Dance Academy Studios
Date: May 14th-17th, 2020

Pictures are taken by Jeri Tidwell Photography at the studio.  Families may view proofs online and will be able to purchase directly through Jeri Tidwell Photography.  Please have your dancer ready at the studio 15 minutes before their scheduled picture time.


Tickets are available starting in the Spring.  They are also available at the door for a slightly increased fee. We have not had to limit ticket purchases for our shows in the past. Two tickets (included in the Recital Fee) will be distributed for each show in which a student participates. Ticket will not be distributed to families with account balances (not including Summer). 

Turning Pointe students that would like to attend our production
 will get a free ticket with a paying adult. 
Tickets must be purchased in advance. 


Advanced Sales
adult $18.00
child (ages 2-10) $12.00

Day of Sales
adult $20.00
 child (ages 2 - 10) $15.00

Recital & Ballet Fee​s

Each student will be charged a performance fee which includes two tickets, and one digital download of the performance.  The fee also covers theater rentals, videographer fees and administrative costs.
$90.00- students performing in the recital and ballet. 
$55.00 - students performing in either the ballet or the recital, but not both.

Backstage Parents 

Parents of younger students may volunteer to assist backstage.  These volunteers remain with their dancers throughout the show and will watch their child's group perform from backstage. 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 have been added to accounts and were due with December Tuition payments.  Costume fees for the Ballet Production will be added in the Spring. Please keep costumes protected until after the recital.  Do not allow students to play in their costumes. Once they arrive, costumes are distributed to students who do not have account balances. Students that are required to wear tights are urged to purchase them at the studio.  Alternatively, parents may ask their classroom teacher for the exact kind to purchase elsewhere. 

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 prow 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. But kits are available for $5.00 each at the front desk. 

Pre-Order Flowers

Brighten up your dancer’s day with a beautiful bouquet of flowers while supporting the TPDA Competition Team! You can personalize your bouquet with an inspirational dance quote for your special dancer. 
Pre-order your flowers and pick them up at the performance!

Purchase Program Ads

A great way to honor first time performers, graduating seniors, and all the dancers in between! 
Reserve and pay for your ad by May 1st and save $5.  


1/4 page Vertical (2.75in wide x 4.25in high) $30
1/2 page Horizontal (5.5in wide x 4.25in high) $45
Full page Vertical (5.5in wide x8.5in high) $65


To purchase send hi res image, message, and desired ad size to info@turningpointedanceacademy.org

 EARLY BIRD DEADLINE to save $5: May 1st, 2020 
REGULAR DEADLINE: May 21st, 2020