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Turning Pointe Dance Studio is located in Hillcrest, Alberta. One of the 5 communities of the Crowsnest Pass. Our home is a 105-year-old historic building. Originally, the Burnett & Cruikshank Store. The store was built in 1913. In 1948 the store then became a grocery & dry foods store. The building has been Turning Pointe Dance Studios’ home for 14 years now.

Turning Pointe is an established dance studio with 22 years of operating in the Crowsnest Pass & 8 years in Pincher Creek. Our studio was excited to win the small business of the year award and strives for excellence in teaching & developing dancers in our communities & surrounding areas.


Turning Pointe offers three dance studios and classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, pointe, acro, contemporary, pointe, & acting! We offer experienced instructors who have a commitment to updating their own skills and are able to bring creative and current dance skills and knowledge to our studio.

Classes begin at ages 18 months through to Adult! At TPDS we are proud to offer 3 separate programs to suit the needs of all families; Sessional (8-12 weeks with optional performance), Full-Year (September-May programming with optional performances) & Competitive (mandatory 2 ballet classes a week, 1-2 competitions a year).  Our studio is proud to offer Acrobatic Arts, Twinkle Star Dance, Acro dance Preschool, Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams, & Progressing Ballet Technique.

In our studio’s competitive program, we participate in dance competitions and festivals around Southern Alberta each year. We have also participated in extracurricular events as well such as Disney Dance the Magic, Triple Threat Workshops in Calgary, Los Angeles Dance Workshops, Tara Jean Workshops (SYTYCD Canada season 2 winner) and in July 2015 TPDS traveled to NYC to attend dance classes and performed a street mob dance in TIMES SQUARE! We always have exciting and opportunities coming up each year for all our dance students.



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