Turning Pointe offers dancers in the Training Division Levels III-VI the opportunity to join a performance troupe. A year long commitment is required. Ensemble dancers perform in Turning Pointe’s two annual large scale, ticketed productions. Ensemble Fees and Ensemble Costuming Fees apply. Students in Levels 1B and II have the opportunity to perform in one song of The Promise, with a participation fee. Students in Level II may perform in one song of the Spring Ballet if they choose with a participation fee. Visit Turning Pointe’s media pages, Performance Photos and Rehearsal Photos, to see what the Ensembles have done in the past!
Ensemble members commit to the Performance Ensemble in May of the previous year. Dancers continue their studies over the summer, meeting a specific number of hours. The commitment encompasses the full school year, during which rehearsals and performances take place.
These dancers not only train in Classical Ballet, but also learn other techniques during the required Contemporary Classes and Variations classes. By increasing exposure to other styles and techniques, these dancers not only expand their dance vocabulary, but also increase their skill set and adaptability, creating a well-rounded dancer.