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Turning  Pointe  Dance  Studio   is located in Hillcrest, Alberta.  One of the 5 communities part 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 became a grocery & dry foods store. The building has been home to Turning Pointe Dance Studios for 11 years now.

Turning Pointe is an established dance studio with over 19 years operating in the Crowsnest Pass & 6 years in Pincher Creek. Our studio was excited to have won the small business of the year award and strives for excellence in teaching & developing dancers our communities & surrounding areas.

Turning Pointe offers three dance studios with 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 programming in Acrobatic Arts, Twinkle Star Dance, Acrodance Preschool, Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Exams, & Progressing Ballet Technique.

In our studio Competitive program we participate in dance competitions and festivals around Southern Alberta each year.  We have also participated in extracurricular events which have included Disney Dance the Magic, Triple Threat Workshops in Calgary,  Los Angeles Dance Workshops, Tara Jean Workshops (SYTYCD Canada season 2 winner) and New York City. We always have exciting and opportunities coming up each year for all our dance students.

We put this Handbook together to provide our current and NEW dance families a tool to help guide you through your Families Dance Journey.

This handbook includes information on:

  • Programs & Events we offer
  • General Information & Rules and Regulations
  • Dance Levels & your dancers progression through them
  • Fees & Registration Information
  • Class Descriptions
  • Dance Attire

TPDS Family Handbook 2023-2024

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