• 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:

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!
Studio closing at 6:00 pm tonight
March 03, 2015
The studio is closing at 6:00 pm tonight because of inclement weather.
We are OPEN
January 26, 2015
We are currently open for classes this evening. Please call 410.799.1333, visit our facebook page, or check back here for updates.
We are OPEN
January 23, 2015
We are currently open for classes this evening and tomorrow morning. Please call 410.799.1333, visit our facebook page, or check back here for updates.
Dance With Me! Mommy and Me classes start 1/8/15
January 08, 2015 - February 26, 2015
4:15-5pm w/ Ms. Amelia Thursdays 1/8-2/26 $96/8 week session Uncover your child's love for ballet with dance, music, acting and make believe. And mommy (or daddy or grandparent or nanny...) gets to dance too! Sign up at the front desk or class 410.799.1333
Thanksgiving Week Schedule
November 26, 2014 - November 30, 2014
TPDA is closed Wednesday, Nov. 26- Sun. Nov. 30th for the holiday. Have a delicious Thanksgiving! We will see you back at the studio on Monday, Dec. 1st for all regularly scheduled classes.
Wear your Halloween Costume!
October 28, 2014
Dancers are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes this week. We love seeing what you come up with!
Bridge to Dance Summer Class for Dancers with Developmental Disabilities
June 28, 2014 - August 16, 2014
This eight week session introduces students to multiple dance genres including musical theater, jazz and hip hop. Using dance as a platform for social interaction and team building, students work as an ensemble with the instructor to create choreography for the end of session sharing.
Summer Day Program Registration is Open!
June 23, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Registration for our summer programs is now open. We have Magical Movements for 3 - 6 year olds, All the World's a Stage for 7 - 14 year olds, and Dance and Ballet Intensives for experienced dancers ages 7 -20. We are looking forward to a summer full of dance! Our 8-week summer evening class schedule begins June 23rd.

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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