Once a Week Ballet Classes
Recreational Ballet Classes Ages 2 – 8
Home School Classes
In the Recreational Division – Ballet, students are taught the foundations of Classical Ballet while encouraging self-confidence, focus, and self esteem in a Christian environment. The instructors at Turning Pointe wish to enhance your dancer’s love of our Lord while encouraging your dancer to reach their highest potential. These classes are open to all students and hope to promote creativity, discipline, and spirituality.
Priority Registration for current Turning Pointe Families opens May 1
Registration for new Turning Pointe Families opens June 1
All classes run for the 34 week school year unless otherwise noted
Toddler and Preschool Classes
Storytime Ballet is for students who are two years old by the first day of class. Students practice listening skills during the brief story time, then use motor skills during the story-themed dance and movement activities. Cost is $85.00 for 8 week session (Paid in full. No refunds). Maximum class size 10.
Storytime Ballet Sessions:
Fall: September 28th – November 16th ~ Winter: January 4th – March 1st ~ Spring: March 8th – May 3rd
Preschool Ballet and Preschool Ballet/Tap are introductory dance classes for students who are 3 (and potty trained by the first day of class) and 4 years old. Classes focus on pre-ballet motor movement and ballet fundamentals with an introduction to class etiquette while in a supportive and fun environment. Maximum class size 12.
Classes run the for school year. Parents may watch through a glass window and also have two Observation Weeks per year to sit in the studio and watch students take class. Dancers do an informal, in-studio performance at Christmas and they perform in the End Of Year Showcase. (Showcase Costume and Particiation fees apply.)
Recreational Ballet Classes for Ages 5-8
Classes are once-a-week and focus on ballet (and Tap for Kinder Ballet/Tap) fundamentals along with class etiquette and self discipline while in a supportive and fun, Christian environment. Dancers do an informal, in-studio performance at Christmas and perform in the End of Year Showcase (Showcase Costume and Participation fees apply). Classes run through the school year.
Kinder Ballet and Kinder Ballet/Tap are for students who are 5 and 6 years old. No experience needed. Maximum class size 12
Youth Ballet 1 is for 6 and 7 year olds. No experience needed. Maximum class size 12
Youth Ballet 2 is for 7 year olds with 2016-17 full year ballet experience and for 8 year olds with no experience necessary. Maximum class size 12. Please note: 8 year olds wanting more intense ballet study are encouraged to take Training Division Level 1A which meets twice a week. For more information please click here.
Youth Ballet 3 is only offered at our Hudsonville location and is for students ages 8 and older with previous full year ballet experience by placement. New students please call the office to schedule a placement. Please note: students wanting more intense ballet study are encouraged to consider taking classes in the Training Division, including Training Division Level 1A/1B Hudsonville in which students take one class per week in Hudsonville and one in Holland. For more information please For more information please click here.
Home School Ballet Classes Ages 6-18
Turning Pointe School of Dance proudly participates with the following Home School Partnerships: Hamilton, Jenison, Niles, and Berrien Springs. We have over 50 students in our school whose tution is covered (or mostly covered) by their Home School Partnership. If you are a Home School parent, please email our School Administrator at: email@example.com for more information on these programs. We are always open to adding on a new partnerships! Please let us know if you are a member of a partnership that we are not yet a part of!
Please note: Participants in a Home School Partnership may take ANY class that Turning Pointe offers, not just the Home School classes listed below.
Home School classes are once-a-week and focus on ballet fundamentals along with class etiquette and self discipline while in a supportive and fun, Christian environment. Dancers do an informal, in-studio performance at Christmas and perform in the End of Year Showcase (Showcase Costume and Participation fees apply). Classes run through the school year.
Elementary Home School Ballet is for students ages 6 – 10. No experience is needed.
Middle School/High School Home School Ballet is for students ages 11-18. No experience is neeed.
Home School students who are 8 years and older who are wanting more intense study are encouraged to take Training Division Level 1A, Training Division 1A/1B Hudsonville, or Training Division 1A/1B Teen.