Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.  Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are all achieved though both barre and center work. 

Girl's Dress Code – Ages 10 and Up:  

  • Black leotard and pink tights. 
  • Hair pulled back, preferably in a bun. 
  • Pink ballet shoes.  
  • For ages under 8, please see combination classes.

Boy's Dress Code:

  • Comfortable clothing - no jeans.
  • Black ballet shoes.


Tap

Tap develops rhythm and sound coordination skills in an upbeat class that incorporates both classic and rhythm tap styles. 

Girl's Dress Code: 

  • Any dance wear (no street clothes); examples, leotard and tights, leggings, dance shorts, dance pants and tank tops.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face. 
  • Black tap shoes.
  • For ages 10 and up specific tap shoes are required; Capezio Fluid Item #CG17; or Capezio Mary Jane Item #3800 or the equivalent shoes in the brand of Bloch


​Boy's Dress Code:

  • Comfortable clothing - no jeans.
  • Black tap shoes.


Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques.  Lyrical uses motion to interpret music and express emotion.  A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.  Moreover, a dancer must be well aware of facial expressions, essentially acting, to properly perform a lyrical dance piece. 

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard, any color tights, shorts may be worn over the leotard. 
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.   
  • Light nude dance paws or foot undeez.


Jazz

Jazz is a fun-filled class focused on improving technique, strength and flexibility, which will enhance the student’s jumps, turns and stage performance. 

Girl's Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard, any color tights, shorts may be worn over the leotard.  
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Black jazz shoes or jazz booties.


​Boy's Dress Code:
Comfortable clothing - no jeans.
Black jazz shoes.


Hip Hop

Hip Hip Hop features energetic and rhythmical movements. This class is great fun, as dancers can perform the most current moves while enjoying their favorite music. 

Dress Code: 

  • Loose fitting clothing, no jeans or skirts.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face. 
  • Black jazz shoes or dance sneakers.


Pointe

Pointe classes build upon the ballet technique and offer students the chance to study classical ballet variations.  Pointe work requires continuous study to develop the correct musculature and all pointe shoes must be approved by the instructor prior to wearing.  Students wishing to take pointe must be approved by their ballet teacher.

Dress Code:

  • Black leotard and pink tights. 
  • Hair pulled back, preferably in a bun. 
  • Teacher-approved pointe shoes.


Ages 3-4 Ballet/Tap

This is a ballet and tap combination class suited for beginner 3 and 4-year-olds that also offers an introduction to jazz. The dancers will perform two dances in the annual recital held sometime in June.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required.


Ages 4-5 Ballet/Tap

This is a continuation of the 3 to 4-year-old class that allows the dancers to continue learning ballet and tap technique, and it also incorporates more jazz technique.  This class is suited for 4 and 5- year olds with one to two years of dance experience.  The students will perform two dances in the annual recital held sometime in June.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Pink leather ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required.


Ages 6-7 Ballet

These classes are for 6-year-olds with one to two years of dance and beginner 7-year-olds.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Pink leather ballet shoes.


Ages 6-7 Tap/Jazz
These classes are for 6-year-olds with one to two years of dance and beginner 7-year-olds.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Black tap shoes and black jazz shoes are required.


Ages 7-9 Ballet

These are more advanced classes for our younger students, suited for 7-year-olds with two to three years of experience, 8-year-olds with one to two years of experience or beginner 9-year-olds.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Pink leather ballet shoes.


Ages 7-9 Tap/Jazz
These are more advanced classes for our younger students, suited for 7-year-olds with two to three years of experience, 8-year-olds with one to two years of experience or beginner 9-year-olds.

Dress Code: 

  • Any color leotard and tights. 
  • Dance skirts (not tutus) or dance shorts may be worn over their leotard.
  • Hair pulled back, off the face.
  • Black tap shoes and black jazz shoes are required. 

Classes Offered

Turning Pointe Dance Center offer a wide variety of dance genres to allow your child the opportunity to have a well-rounded dance education.  We offer ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, musical theater, hip hop and pointe.  In addition, we offer beginner combination classes for our younger, new dancers.  Please choose from the pull down menu above to read more about all of the classes we offer and the dress code required for each class.  We have also provided information as to where you can purchase your child's dance supplies.


We believe that consistency, repetition and practice are the keys to a dancer's success.  We also realize that there are many young dancers out there who absolutely love this art and want to dance year round.  That's why we also offer summer dance classes and dance camps here at TPDC.  That information is usually posted sometime in April, so please check back here then and click on the summer dance link in the pull down menu.


Feel free to call or email the studio for any additional information or a tour as well.

Our Classes

Turning Pointe Dance Center

Contact Us At:

18 Hemlock StreetLathamNY 12110, USA              +1.5187831800            turningpointedancecenter@gmail.com

Class Calendar

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First Day of Classes

Monday, September 10th


Halloween Celebrations

October 24-30

Costumes my be worn to class.


Halloween

October 31 - Closed


Thanksgiving Recess
November 21-25 - Closed 


Holiday Recess
December 24-January 1 - Closed


Martin Luther King Day

January 21st - Closed 


Winter Recess
February 18-24 - Closed 


Spring Recess
April 19-April 26 - Closed 


Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-27 - Closed 


Picture Day

TBD


Recital

TBD 

18 Hemlock Street, Latham, NY 12110      turningpointedancecenter@gmail.com      518.783.1800