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
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). NOTE: This class is a Mommy and Me for the Fall session due to Covid and our closed lobby. Babies in car seats are welcome to join us, however parents should make arrangements for other siblings.
A Zoom-only version of this 8 week class is also available!
Maximum class size 10. In-studio parent observation on the last day.
Storytime Ballet 8 Week Sessions:
Fall 2020: October 1st-November 19th
Winter 2021: January 14th-March 4th
Spring 2021: March 11th-May 6th (No class on April 8th)
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 12. Preschool 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 also perform in the End Of Year Showcase. (Showcase Costume and Participation fees apply.)
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.
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 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!
Youth Ballet 3 is designed for 8 and 9 year olds who prefer to take ballet once a week. No experience is required. 40$ off if it is dancer’s second class!
Students from age 8 take twice weekly Classical Ballet classes in the Training Division, 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 apprixomately 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.
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. The class is taught by Amy Punch, University of Alabama, former professional dancer with specialized training in leading creative movement for specialized populations.
Tuition is sponsored by generous donors. Parents pay a $25 Registration fee. Dress Code: Turning Pointe tee shirt and black stretch pants.
Eight Week Sessions:
Fall 2020: September 30th-November 18th
Spring 2021: March 10th-May 5th (No class on April 7th)
Home School Dance Classes Ages 6-18
Turning Pointe School of Dance proudly participates with the Hamilton Home School Partnership and the Jenison International Academy Home School Partnership. 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 or Training Division 1A/1B Hudsonville. Click here for more information about the Training Division, or call the office to talk with the School Administrator.