18 Hemlock Street, Latham, NY 12110, USA              +1.5187831800            turningpointedancecenter@gmail.com

Happy 12th Anniversary TPDC!

Welcome all new and returning students!! We are excited for our 12th season! We have some fun things planned for our 12th season in hopes to make up for what was missed in season 11 !! Stay Tuned...

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We at TPDC believe very strongly in three core values that create a strong foundation for every type of dancer:

All of our TPDC instructors and assistants pride themselves on teaching proper technique to each and every one of our dancers. We recognize that proper dance technique is integral to our dancers being able to further their dance careers in whichever way they may choose, and we also realize how important solid technique is to injury prevention.

Accompanied by our emphasis on solid and proper dance technique, we take every opportunity to let our artistry in choreography shine on stage. All of our instructors thrive in the creative environment of dance choreography, and we all love to watch our young dancers bring our visions to life. We also enjoy passing the love of choreography on to our older, more experienced dancers by teaching them how to choreograph their own routines. 

And finally, we view our dance studio as an extension of our families. Over the last 10 years, we have welcomed dozens upon dozens of families into our fold to create a solid "dance family" here on Hemlock Street. We adore every family who joins our nest and we foster the same values that people encourage and teach at home: respect, acceptance and kindness. We do not tolerate bullying - in fact we hold in very high regard our anti-bullying policy, which we take incredibly seriously. We treat every dancer with the same amount of care and compassion, and we vow to do everything we can to make sure all who join our dance family have fun and feel welcomed and appreciated.

Turning Pointe Dance Center's award-winning Competition Team is made up of dedicated dancers who want to challenge themselves both in class and on stage.  Our team rehearses year round and competes in four to five competitions per year.  If you are interested in learning more about our team, please contact Ms Tara.



First Day of Classes

Monday September 13th

Halloween Celebrations

October 25th-30th

Costumes my be worn to class.

Thanksgiving Recess - Closed

November 24th-28th

Holiday Recess - Closed

December 20th-January 2nd

Martin Luther King Day- Closed 

January 17th

Winter Recess - Closed

February 21st-27th

Spring Recess - Closed 

April 15th-22nd

Memorial Day - Closed 

May 27th-30th

Picture Day




​Tent Date June 18th

​We at Turning Pointe Dance Center recognize how fortunate we are to be doing what we're doing, and we believe in giving back to our local community. Over the last several years, TPDC has raised almost $13,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation, both at our first annual charity show and by participating in their Walk-A-Thons for several years. Furthermore, we have raised several thousands of dollars at our additional annual charity showcases:

  • $2,500 for Noah Roman, a local boy who lost his entire family in a devastating fire;
  • $3,300 for the Green Drakkoman Foundation;
  • $5,540 for Laney Robillard, a local girl battling brain cancer.
  • NY Oncology/Hematology Community Cancer Foundation 

Additionally, we sponsor a charity during the holiday season as well. Two years ago we collected personal care and other necessary items and created blessing bags with them to donate to local shelters and police stations. Last year we adopted a family and collected dozens of holiday gifts for them to make their holiday season a little brighter.

* As of now the Annual Charity Show is Canceled for 2020.

This year, our students are eager to give back again. To start, we are raising money for The Melodies Center at Albany Med., for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, at our sixth annual charity show, which is being held April 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Genet Elementary School in East Greenbush, NY. Please join us!  Tickets will be $10 and will go on sale soon.

Why Dance at Turning Pointe Dance Center

Competition Team


FALL Classes - for September 2021 

TPDC Gives Back

18 Hemlock Street, Latham, NY 12110