Classical Ballet Training Division Levels 1A-6


Turning Pointe’s Training Division is designed for the dancer interested in learning Classical Ballet in a pre-professional setting. Our carefully-constructed curriculum emphasizes technique, proper placement and alignment, strength, discipline, healthy body image, and encourages the dancer to reach his or her highest potential.  Whether a dancer plans to pursue post high school ballet training or not, our goal is to create a positive and healthy training experience for all students at all stages of study, while encouraging each student in their faith walk.

Classes run through the school year and start with an age-appropriate devotion. Parent Observation Weeks occur in Fall and Winter. Levels 1A and 1B perform for parents in-class at Christmas and also perform in the May End of Year Showcase. Level 1B and Level 2 students perform one dance in the beloved Christmas ballet, The Promise. Level 2 dancers also perform one song in the large-scale, ticketed Spring Ballet. All dancers in Levels 3-6 are invited to participate in the Performance Ensemble. Ensemble dancers perform in multiple performances of the large-scale, ticketed ballets in downtown Holland: The Promise and the Spring Ballet (which changes every two years). They also do Outreach performances..


 All classes run for the 34 week school year

Price stated is charged in 9 monthly payments

Training Division Level 1A and 1A Hudsonville for dancers from age 8 with no recent experience

Level 1A is the entry level for students 8 years old and older with no recent ballet experience. It is also the next step in Turning Pointe’s ballet training for students in our school who have turned 8 years old. Three weekly classes are offered. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. Dancers may attend all three classes per week for no additional charge. The tuition listed below is charged monthly for 9 payments. 2019-20 Classes are held on Monday 4:15-5:45, Wednesday 4:30-6:00, Thursday 4:15-5:45.

Classes run through the school year and start with an age-appropriate devotion. Parent Observation Weeks occur in Fall and Winter. Level 1A  performs for parents in-class at Christmas and also performs in the May End of Year Showcase (participation and costume fees apply.)

Students ages 8 and older at our Hudsonville location may straddle the two schools by registering for TD Level 1A Hudsonville. They attend Level 1A in Hudsonville and then take their second weekly class in Holland during any TD Level 1A class times. Hudsonville students please register for “TD Level 1A Hudsonville.”

 

TD Level 1A/1B Lyrical   This optional class is a fun way for 1A, 1B, and 1A/1B Hudsonville  students to start using the basic dance skills learned in technique class in actual Lyrical dances! Parents are invited into class approximately every six weeks to see the newest dance! Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off.  This class meets immediately after 1A and 1B.

 

Training Division Level 1B and 1B Hudsonville

Training Division Level 1B and 1B Hudsonville for students over the age of 9 with experience by placement

TD Level 1B is for students from ages 9 with recent twice-weekly ballet experience who are placed into this level. Transfer students please call the office to arrange for a placement. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. Dancers may attend all three classes per week for no additional charge. 2019-20 classes meet on Monday 4:15-5:45, Wednesday 4:30-6:00, Thursday 5:45-7:15. 

Classes run through the school year and start with an age-appropriate devotion. Parent Observation Weeks occur in Fall and Winter. Level 1B  performs for parents in-class at Christmas and also performs in the May End of Year Showcase. Level 1B and Level 2 Dancers are called the PreEnsemble as their training prepares them for entry into the Performance Ensemble in Level 3. Level 1B performs one dance in the beloved Christmas ballet, The Promise, at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. (Fees apply for all performances except in-studio.)

 

Students at our Hudsonville location who place in Level 1B may straddle the two locations by registering for TD Level 1B Hudsonville. They attend Level 1B in Hudsonville once a week and then take their second weekly class in Holland during any TD Level 1B class time. Hudsonville students please register for “TD Level 2 Hudsonville.”

 

TD Level 1A/1B Lyrical   This optional class is a fun way for 1A, 1B and 1A/1B Hudsonville students to start using the basic dance skills learned in technique class in actual Lyrical dances! Parents are invited into class approximately every six weeks to see the newest dance! This class does not perform in the End of Year Showcase. Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off.  This class conveniently meets immediately after 1A and 1B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Training Division Level 2 and Level 2 Hudsonville

Training Division Level 2 and Level 2 Hudsonville for students with experience by placement

TD Level 2 is for students with ballet experience who are placed into this level. Transfer students please call the office to arrange for a placement. Classes are offered four times per week. Dancers must attend two classes per week and may choose different classes weekly. Dancers may attend all classes per week for no additional charge. Classes run through the school year and start with an age-appropriate devotion. Parent Observation Weeks occur in Fall and Winter. 2019-20 classes meet on Monday 7:15-8:45, Tuesday 7:30-9:00, Friday 4:30-6:00, Saturday 9:30-11:00am.

Level 2 Dancers are called the PreEnsemble as their training prepares them for entry into the Performance Ensemble in Level 3. Level 2 dancers perform one dance in each of the the large-scale, ticketed performances at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland: The Promise, and the Spring Ballet. (Fees apply for all performances.)

 

Students at our Hudsonville location who place in Level 2 may straddle the two locations by registering for TD Level 2 Hudsonville. They attend Level 2 in Hudsonville once a week and then take their second weekly class in Holland during any TD Level 2 class time. Hudsonville students please register for “TD Level 2 Hudsonville.”

 

TD PE Level 2 Jazz   Jazz is a movement style that complements ballet training and prepares dancers for taking Contemporary in Level 3. Level 2 Jazz is optional for first year Level 2 dancers and mandatory for second year Level 2 dancers. Because of Turning Pointe’s Multiple Class Pricing, this class is 40% off.  PE Level 2 Jazz is scheduled back-to-back with Level 2 Ballet Technique for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Training Division Ensemble Levels 3 - 6

Experience is required for Ballet Levels 3-6. Transfer students please contact the office to line up a placement.

~Ballet Technique~

TD Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 classes are offered four times per week. Dancers must attend three classes per week and may take additional classes in their level at no additional charge. One Level 5 class per week is taken en pointe from center. TD Level 6 classes are offered four times per week. Dancers must attend four classes per week, one of which is en pointe from center and one of which is entirely en pointe. Dancers may take additional classes in their level at no additional charge.

Starting in Level 3 dancers are invited to join the Performance Ensemble. Ensemble dancers also take PrePointe/Pointe and Contemporary. They commit to a year of classes and rehearsals (including summer classes). They perform in The Promise, the Spring Ballet, and in Outreach events, including Worship Impact Night. (Fees apply for all performances.)

2019-20 Class times:

Level 3 Ballet Technique: Monday 6:30-8:00, Thursday 6:30-8:00, Friday 4:30-6:00, Saturday 11:00-12:30

Level 4 Ballet Technique: Tuesday 5:15-6:45, Thursday 4:15-5:45, Friday 4:30-6:00, Saturday 11:00-12:30

Level 5/6 Ballet Technique: Tuesday 5:15-6:45, Thursday 4:15-5:45, Friday 4:30-6:00, Saturday 11:00-12:30

  

~Pre-Pointe, Pointe, and Pointe Variation~ 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe A is offered twice per week.  Pre-Pointe dancers take class once per week. Pointe A dancers are required to attend two classes per week. Pre-Pointe/Pointe A class times: Monday 8:00-8:45, Thursday 8:00-8:45

Pointe B is offered is offered twice per week and Pointe Variation B is offered once per week. Pointe B dancers are required to attend one Pointe and one Pointe Variation class weekly. Point B class times: Tuesday 6:45-7:30, Saturday 12:30-1:15.  Pointe B Variation: Thursday 6:30-7:15

Pointe C/D is offered is offered once per week and Pointe Variation C is offered once per week. Pointe C dancers are required to attend one Pointe and one Pointe Variation class weekly. Pointe C/D class time: Saturday 12:30-1:15. Pointe C/D Variation class time: Tuesday 6:45-7:30.         

                                                                       

~Pilates/PBT~

Turning Pointe Ensemble Level 4-6 dancers are required to take one conditioning class per week to meet Ensemble requirements. They may take either Pilates or PBT. Both are taught by certified instructors.

Level 4-6 Pilates: Tuesday 4:30-5:15

Level 4-6 PBT: Friday 3:45-4:30

      ~Contemporary~ 

Turning Pointe Ensemble dancers are required to take one Contemporary class per week to meet Ensemble requirements. Class times:

Level 3 Contemporary: Monday 5:45-6:30

Level 4 Contemporary: Thursday 5:45-6:30

Level 5/6 Contemporary: Thursday 5:45-6:30

 

 

*Please note: Training Division dancers may attend classes as many times/week beyond the minimum requirements as they wish for the stated price. Due to the nature of Ballet training, the more times/week that a dancer takes class, the faster s/he will improve.

*Transfer students and dancers with recent twice-a-week ballet experience please call the Turning Pointe School of Dance office at (616) 394-7109 to schedule a placement class for Levels 1B – 6.