• Creative Movement
  • Pre-Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Cecchetti
  • Pointe
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Contemporary
  • Tap
  • Teacher Training
  • Hip Hop

About Our Studio:

Studio photography by Jeri Tidwell

Conveniently located in Howard County, Maryland, Turning Pointe Dance Academy offers a wide variety of dance classes and instruction for all ages (pre-school - adult) and skill levels (beginner - advanced).

Latest News & Updates:

Fall Registration is Open!
July 28, 2016
Register for fall classes using our easy on-line system. Just go to the registration link at the bottom right of our home page. We look forward to seeing all of our students this fall in our new studio at 7380 Coca Cola Drive, Ste 118, Hanover, MD 21076.
Congratulations 2016/2017 Team Dancers!
June 29, 2016
We can't wait to work with our new competition teams for the upcoming season. Parents- check your inboxes for important team information/contracts. Signed contracts due July 13th.
Hall Of Fame Dance Challenge National Competition
June 17, 2016
TPDA Competition team is traveling to Sandusky Ohio for Nationals! Check out the schedule and watch the competition online! Copy & Paste in your browser: http://www.halloffamedance.com/nationals/view.aspx?id=611
June 16, 2016
We're honored to welcome renowned Choreographer, master Teacher, and former Soloist with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater CHRISTOPHER HUGGINS. He'll be working with our team dancers today!
Tickets on sale NOW!
June 03, 2016
Ticket prices are $14/adult (ages 10 and up) and $10/child (ages 3-9) in advance. They will be $16/adult and $12/child at the door. Children 2 and under are free but must sit on a parent's lap. Please note we will only release tickets to parents whose accounts are paid up to date excluding summer fees.
Studio Closed Monday, May 30th
May 29, 2016
The studio is closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
Summer Evening Class Registration
April 03, 2016
Registration is open for our 7-week summer evening class session from June 27, 2016 to August 13, 2016.
March 24, 2016
The studio is closed Friday, March 25th- Sunday, April, 3rd for Spring Break. Classes resume Monday, April 4th.
Studio closed 2.15.16
February 15, 2016
TPDA is CLOSED Monday, February 15th due to the weather. Enjoy dancing in the snow and stay warm!
Open Wednesday, 1.27.16
January 27, 2016
TPDA is open Wednesday, 1.27.16 for all classes at the Elkridge and Top Tier locations. Please use care when driving. If you are uncomfortable with the traveling conditions please do not feel obligated to come. Use your best judgment and we hope to see you at the studio this evening!
Closed Tuesday & Plans for Wednesday
January 26, 2016
TPDA will be closed Tuesday, 1.26.16 for regularly scheduled classes. We plan to open for classes on Wednesday, 1.27.16 at both the Elkridge studio and the Top Tier locations. Can't wait to get back into the groove!
Studio Closed Monday
January 25, 2016
Due to snow, TPDA will be closed Monday, 1.25.16. Stay warm!
Studio Closing
January 22, 2016
Due to weather, TPDA is closed Friday, 1/22/16 and Saturday, 1/23/16. Stay safe and warm!
Inclement Weather Reminder
January 21, 2016
We do NOT follow Howard, Baltimore, or Anne Arundel county school closing schedule. Alway call the studio, check the website here, or look on facebook for information about studio closings due to weather.
December Cecchetti Exams
December 07, 2015
Congratulations to all the students who took Cecchetti exams this past week(end). We are so proud of your hard work and dedication. You all passed. Congrats!
Win a professional Photoshoot with Jeri Tidwell!
October 17, 2015
Another great way to support TPDA’s Competitive Dance Team! Enter our raffle to win a Grande Photo Session from Jeri Tidwell Photography valued at $600. Buy Tickets Oct. 16th-Nov. 14th. Clink link under the registration section of the homepage to learn more!
Tastefully Simple Fundraiser ends 10/16!
October 14, 2015
You're Invited to our Tastefully Simple party! We're having a fundraising party online for our Competition Team- shop online for yummy snacks, mixes, and meals. See flyers at the studio for more details. Deadline to order is October 16th. Don't wait. Those cinnamon muffin mixes aren't going to order themselves...
Apparel Order Forms
October 01, 2015
Apparel order forms are available! Scroll down and click link under registration to get form. Completed forms and payment due October 15th.
Inferno Convention Recap
October 01, 2015
We're so proud of all the dancers who attended Inferno this past weekend. Special BRAVO to our dancers who were selected for the Inferno showcase, special awards, and scholarships! Ryan Blattau- Scholarship to Peridance in NYC. Osayame Evbuomwan- Scholarship to Peridance in NYC. Sarah Stillman- Outstanding Dancer and scholarship to Broadway Dance Center in NYC.
2015-2016 Registration is Open
July 15, 2015
Registration for the 2015-2016 season is open. The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Annual Performance
June 14, 2015
TIMES: 2pm & 5pm LOCATION: Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707 TICKETS:$14 Adults, $10 Child (3-9y.o), FREE Under 3
Current Drop In Classes
May 14, 2015
Interested in trying a class at TPDA? These are currently open for a free trial class--> Mon. 8:30-9:30 Adv. Modern Jazz; Tue. 8-9:30 Adv. Ballet/Pointe; Wed. 8:30-9:30 Adv. Lyrical/Contemporary; Thu. 7-8:30 Int./Adv. Ballet
Competition Team Auditions
May 13, 2015
Our award winning team is holding 2015-2016 auditions! FRIDAY, JUNE 5th, 5:30-8:45 Can't make it? Not a problem- let us know and we can assess separately.
Summer Program Registration OPEN
May 13, 2015
Sign up is open on Studio Director for Magical Movements, All The World's A Stage, Dance Intensives or our Ballet Intensive. Evening class schedule is up! See our SUMMER page on the website!
Picture Days at Turning Pointe
April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Pictures taken at Turning Pointe Dance Academy. Proofs may be viewed and purchased directly from Jeri Tidwell's photography website. Check your email for details and picture schedule.
Summer Evening Class Enrollment Open
April 13, 2015
Register on line for our wide variety of summer evening classes. This 8 week session runs from June 22 through Aug 16.
Classes resume Monday 4/6/15
April 04, 2015
Classes resume from Spring Break on Monday 4/6/15. See you in class!

We began the Dance with Me class two weeks ago and my son loves this class! He practices at home on his own showing us his "pancake" and "banana" feet and "bunny hops"! Maggie's experience with creating dance curriculum for children is very evident. As someone who danced for 18 years, finding a school that has sound scaffolded technique was important when deciding where to take my son to dance. I couldn't be more pleased with Turning Pointe!

C. Buck

The teachers are exceptional, and the school has a wonderful culture where the kids support and encourage one another.

J. Skiles

Thank you for offering a fun class to introduce her to other kids her age and to start the love of dance!

B. Munoz

My daughter has been dancing since she was 2 1/2. We recently starting looking for a new studio because she had outgrown the studio she was in, and wanted to try competition. We found Ms. Elaine and Turning Pointe and she is ecstatic and has gotten her love of dance back. Thank you!!!!

M. Thomas

My daughter Michaela who will be three in two weeks has been dancing with the little ladies of the Creative Movement class for two months now and she loves it! Elaine is great with the little ones and always makes class fun yet educational. Elaine is great at getting them focused and enjoying themselves. I can't wait to see their performance in June and I know Michaela can't either, she asks me daily when will she have her recital :)

T. Jung

After trying a few dance studios in the area, we came across Turning Pointe. My daughter, Melia has been dancing there for 4 years, starting in ballet and now in hip hop. We had her birthday party at the studio and have recommended TPDA to many friends who now go. It's so convenient and we love all the teachers. She has made some great friends there too. We all love to dance so we are glad she is learning from the best.

K. Botticelli

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