Recreational Ballet Classes For Ages 2 – 8
Home School Classes and Special Needs Classes
In the Recreational Division – Ballet, students are taught the foundations of Classical Ballet while encouraging self-confidence, focus, discipline, and self esteem in a Christian environment. Turning Pointe’s highly trained instructors wish to enhance your dancer’s love of our Lord while encouraging your dancer to reach their highest potential.
All classes run for the 34 week school year unless otherwise noted
The stated price is charged 9 monthly payments with the exception of Storytime Ballet and Uniquely Gifted Dance
Toddler and Preschool Classes
Mommy & Me/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 $90.00 for 8 week session (Paid in full. No refunds). This class is for one adult and one dancer. Babies in car seats are welcome to join us, however parents should make arrangements for siblings who move.
Maximum class size 8. In-studio parent observation on the last day.
Storytime Ballet 8 Week Sessions:
Fall 2021: September 30th – November 18th
Winter 2022: January 13th – March 3rd
Spring 2022: March 10th-May 5th (No class on April 7th)
Preschool Ballet and Preschool Ballet/Tap are introductory dance classes for students who are 3 (potty trained by the first day of class) and 4 years old. Our carefully-constructed curriculum focuses on pre-ballet motor movement and ballet fundamentals with an introduction to class etiquette in a supportive and fun environment. Classes start with an age-appropriate devotion. Maximum class size 10. Preschool classes run the for school year. Parents 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 also perform in the End Of Year Showcase. (Showcase Costume and Participation fees apply.) The tuition listed below is charged monthly for 9 payments.
Recreational Ballet Classes from Age 5
Recreational Ballet classes are held once-a-week. Our carefully-constructed curriculum focuses on ballet fundamentals along with class etiquette and self discipline in a supportive and fun, Christian environment. Classes start with an age-appropriate devotion. Parent Observation Week occurs in Fall and Winter. Dancers do an informal, in-studio performance at Christmas and also 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.
Children’s Ballet is a 10 week mini-session class for dancers ages 5-7 with no experience. Parent presentation last day of class. (Dancers do NOT perform in May Showcase.) Dancers wear any solid color ballet leotard, lights, and ballet shoes. Hair in a bun.
Youth Ballet 1 is for 6 and 7 year olds. No experience needed. 40% off if it is dancer’s second class!
Youth Ballet 2 is for 7 and 8 year olds with previous full year experience. Parents of dancers with full-year experience please call the office to inquire about placement. 40% off if it is dancer’s second class!
Students from age 8 take Training Division Level 1A. This class meets once a week and is offered on several different days. For more information please click here.
Creative Worship Group (held at the Hudsonville Studio) is open to all Recreational Division dancers who are age 8 and older along with TD Level 1A. Dancers must also be taking any class at Turning Pointe. The Group performs approximately five times/year during class times or weekends at nursing homes, churches, and in the May Showcase. Regular class dress code, black dance shorts, TPSD tee shirt, any color. Group will also do a service project.
The tuition listed below is charged monthly for 9 payments.
Uniquely Gifted - Special Needs - Classes
Uniquely Gifted Dance is an eight week Creative movement class for students with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or any other developmental or mobility challenge. Caregivers are welcome in class.
Tuition is sponsored by generous donors. Parents pay a $25 Registration fee. Dress Code: Turning Pointe tee shirt and black stretch pants.
Please check with the office for the schedule of this class.
Home School Dance Classes Ages 6-18
Turning Pointe School of Dance proudly participates with the Hamilton Flex Program, the Jenison International Academy Home School Partnership, iCademy Global, and the Saugatuck Shared Time Program. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these programs.
Please note: Participants in a Home School Partnership program may take ANY class that Turning Pointe offers and are often able to take TWO classes because of our Multiple Class Discount! Partnerships cover an amount of tuition per month, not a number of classes. To understand how this works please call the School Administrator at (616) 394-7109. She loves to help families make the most of this program!
Home School classes are held once-a-week. Our carefully-constructed curriculum focuses on ballet fundamentals along with class etiquette and self discipline in a supportive and fun, Christian environment. Classes start with an age-appropriate devotion.
Parent Observation occurs in Fall and Winter. Dancers do an informal, in-studio performance at Christmas and also perform in the End of Year Showcase (Showcase Costume and Participation fees apply). Classes run through the school year.
Home School Ballet is a multi-age class for students from age 6. No experience is needed.
Home School Tap directly follows Home School Ballet class. Second classes are 40% off! Tap is as American as Apple Pie! It’s a fun dance style that is often used in musicals!
Home School students who are 8 years and older who are wanting more intense Ballet study are encouraged to take Training Division Level 1A. Click here for more information about the Training Division, or call the office to talk with the School Administrator.
The tuition listed below is charged monthly for 9 payments.