We are tentatively planning several short recitals to keep in accordance with local, state, and CDC social distancing and capacity guidelines. Thank you for your patience as we discover the best and safest way for your dancer to shine on stage
this year.

Tentative Spring Performance Location
  Rouse Theater
5460 Trumpeter Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

Tentative Date
June 14th & 15th, 2021

We are tentatively planning several short recitals to keep in accordance with local, state, and CDC social distancing and capacity guidelines.  Right now, the capacity of the theater is limited because of Covid and this may result in a ticket limit. 

 Rouse Theater requires all participants and spectators to wear a mask.  

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. 


Picture Day

Turning Pointe Dance Academy

May 15th-16th

Pictures are taken by Jeri Tidwell Photography at the studio.  Times slots for individual, friend and/or sibling pictures are by appointment only.   Make sure you sign up for an additional slot if you add on to the individual pictures. The studio will let parents know when picture day appointments become available.  Photos purchases and appointments may be made directly through Jeri Tidwell Photography. 

Picture Day Sign Up Link Coming Soon

Tickets are available starting in the Spring.  They are also available at the door for a slightly increased fee.  Availability may be limited to keep audience sizes within local, state, and CDC guidelines. Please make sure accounts are balanced through June 12th before picking up tickets.  Tickets will be available for pick up May 24th, 2021.  


Advanced Sales
adult $16.00
child $12.00

Day of Sales
adult $20.00
child $15.00

Recital Fee

Each student will be charged a recital fee which includes tickets and one digital download of the performance.  The fee also covers theater rentals, videographer fees and administrative costs. Tickets included in the Recital Fee will be limited this year due to theater capacity restrictions. We will start by giving out 2 tickets to each dancer performing. Dancers that are in multiple shows may not be able to have audience members at each show.
$60.00 - per student.  Recital Fee added to accounts May 1st, 2021.

Backstage Parents 

Parents of younger students/boys 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. 
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 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. Bun kits are available for $5.00 each at the front desk. 

Purchase Program Ads

A great way to honor first time performers, graduating seniors, and all the dancers in between! 
This year's program is going digital.   Printed color souvenir programs available for families purchasing ads. 

Reserve and pay for your ad by May 21st 

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