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Dance Summer Schools 2024

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Are you a parent who is looking for exciting summer camps for your child/teenager? Do they enjoy all things dance and performing arts? Then we have the perfect solution for you!

Booking is now open for our Summer Schools 2024! Two jam-packed weeks of dancing fun are on offer, with classes including ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. Guest teachers include west-end performers to teach musical theatre jazz, contemporary technique workshops, and acro workshops- keep an eye on our social media pages for more details to be announced soon!

Haywards Heath Summer School: 29th July - 2nd August at the Albemarle Centre, Oathall Community College, Haywards Heath,

Plumpton Summer School: 12th-16th August at Plumpton Village Hall.

For ages 4-6 the cost is £24 per day (including vat) or £120 for the week, with each day running from from 9:30am - 12:30pm.

For ages 6+ (who will hopefully be split into Junior and Senior groups) the cost is £38.40 per day (inc VAT) or £160 for the week, with each day running from from 10am - 3pm.

Email to book a space.

New classes this term!

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We have several exciting new classes that have been added to our summer 2024 timetable:

Junior and Senior Contemporary classes on Tuesdays at Oathall:

Contemporary Dance is an expressive form of dance that draws on influences from various other dance genres (including classical ballet) and gives students opportunities for creative interpretation and improvisation.

Junior and Senior Acro classes on Thursdays at Plumpton:

These classes are taught by an Acrobatic Arts qualified teacher and offer a unique opportunity to work on individual acrobatic skills and also learn dance routines with Acro moves incorporated into them.

Beginners Adult Tap on Tuesday evenings at Oathall:

Learn a brand new skill and get fit at the same time! Tap is not only great exercise, it is fantastic for building strength and stability in the joints and improving muscle memory and co-ordination. As well as being LOTS of fun!

Email for more information and to book a trial of any of these new classes

Turning Pointe dancers win medals at Captiv8 competition!

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We are excited to share the great news that our Performance Company and Mini Performance Team dancers from Turning Pointe have won several medals at a recent dance competition!

Congratulations to all the students who participated and performed exceptionally well. Their dedication and hard work have paid off, and we are extremely proud of their achievements.

For many of our Mini Performance Team dancers, this was their first ever dance competition and they rose to the occasion and absolutely shone onstage. They came away with silver medals for their Jazz routine 'Cross the Line' choreographed by Rebecca Hastings.

Our Performance Company premiered their new Contemporary piece 'Vampire', choreographed by Abbie Van Den Herik, which won first place in Mixed Age Classical Groups. They also got gold medals for 'Baby Was a Dancer', choreographed by Lianne Carter, in Mixed Age Rhythmic Groups. They received lovely scores and feedback from the adjudicator about how committed everyone was to their performance, well done girls!

We also had several soloists competing over the weekend who all came away with gold or silver medals:
Beatrice Harris- Gold for Junior Ballet and silver for Junior Tap
Megan Lilley- Gold for Senior Modern
Jemima Cromby- Silver for Senior Modern
Maddie De Sylva- Silver for Senior Tap

Congratulations to all of you- it is no mean feat going onto a stage that you have never danced on before and holding the space all by yourself in front of an audience of mostly strangers. The personal growth and progress in your performance skills gained from these experiences are so important.

Our next competition will be South Theatre Arts Festival in July.

Christmas Dance and Craft Workshop!

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Parents- buy yourself some time to do that last minute shopping/wrapping/decorating in peace and book your children onto our two-day Christmas dance and craft workshop running on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December at Plumpton Village Hall!

For ages 4-6, the workshop will run from 9.30am-12.30pm, at a cost of £20+vat per day.

For ages 6-8 (older 6-year olds in year 2 at school, or those who parents feel would cope with a longer day) the workshop will run from 10am-3pm, at a cost of £32+vat per day.

Price includes all craft materials and squash and biscuits at breaktimes.

Please share this with family and friends as children from outside of Turning Pointe are very welcome to attend our workshops.

Email to book- spaces are strictly limited, so don't miss out!

October half term workshop with Rosina Andrews!


On Friday 27th October we have a Masterclass with Rosina Andrews for ages 6+ (see details below) plus a Halloween-themed morning workshop (ages 4-6) and Halloween Disco in the evening for everyone to raise money for our new mirrors! (all at Plumpton Village Hall)

We are very excited about our Masterclass with Rosina Andrews, pioneer of the #RosinaAndrewsMethod and author of Pirouette Surgery, Leap Surgery and Dance Smarter- check her out on social media! Spaces will be strictly limited for this Masterclass, so don't miss out!

New Classes this term!

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For Autumn term 2023 we are launching the following new classes:

  • After-school clubs at Plumpton Primary School and Great Walstead School.
  • Combined modern and tap classes for ages 4-7.
  • Teenage beginner tap class.
  • Adult beginner tap class.
  • ByGwendolen stretch & strength flexibility class for ages 11+
  • Creative Dance class for ages 3-5 in Lewes
  • Introductory Ballet in Plumpton

Please email if you would like more information and to book a trial of any of these classes.

Dancing fun at our Summer Schools

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This summer we ran not just one, but two weeks of Summer Schools; one in Haywards Heath and one at Plumpton. Across the two weeks we welcomed over 70 students aged 4-19, who enjoyed classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Repertoire and Musical Theatre, as well as guest workshops in Acro, Classical Greek and Musical Theatre.

We have already booked the venues for both Summer Schools next year, so why not get organised and book your child a place now!?

Summer School in Haywards Heath 2024: 29th July-3rd August

Summer School in Plumpton 2024: 19th-23rd August

Email to book!

Turning Pointe Graduation Party

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In August we held a graduation party for our very special seniors who are leaving to go onto university or dance colleges. Hazel Astbury will be joining other Turning Pointe alumni at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and Téa Ellis will be starting a Musical Theatre course at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).

Whatever their next steps, we wish all of our seniors the best of luck in the future- please keep in touch and come back and visit us in the holidays!

Turning Pointe is 'Best Children's Business' finalist in Sussex Muddy Stilettos Awards

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We're delighted to share the news that we have made the final 5 in the category of 'Best Children's Business' in the Sussex Muddy Stilettos Awards! Please vote for us on the Muddy Stilettos website. Voting closes on Sunday 4th June.

We really appreciate everyone's support. As a small local business these awards are a lovely recognition of all the hard work our teachers put into their classes!

Two Sussex Dance Summer Camps for children to enjoy in 2023!

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If you're looking for childcare and a fun activity to occupy your children this summer in Sussex, look no further than Turning Pointe's Summer Dance Camp!

This year we will be running two weeks' of our popular children's Summer Dance Camps, one at the Albemarle Centre, Oathall Community College (31st July-4th August) in Haywards Heath and one at Plumpton Village Hall (21st-25th August), located between Lewes and Ditchling.

There will be an exciting programme of different dance styles offered across two weeks, including special guest teachers- so watch this space!

For both weeks we are offering:
Ages 4-6, 9.30-12.30pm, at a cost of £100 for the week
Age 6+, 10am-3pm, at a cost of £150 for the week

Please email to book a place.

Children who aren't Turning Pointe students, or who are new to dance, are very welcome, so please share the details with anyone who might be interested.

These summer dance camps are easily accessible from across Sussex. Our students come from across Sussex, including Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Lewes, Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Brighton and Hove.