News and Events

We won!!!

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We are delighted to announce that we are the winners of the Muddy Stiletto 'Best Children's Business' in Sussex award.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us! This is a wonderful recognition of everyone's hard work over the past 16 months, and a great achievement for a relatively small business in these challenging times. We are very proud of our Turning Pointe family!

Turning Pointe students gain places on prestigious performing arts courses!

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We are so proud that in 2020 seven of our students successfully auditioned for places at top universities and conservatoires to further their performing arts training.

Pictured clockwise from top left:

Laura Craigen- studying for a foundation degree at Bird College

Mathilde Anderson Mellor- studying on the degree programme at Trinity Laban

Clio Brown- studying on the degree programme at Urdang Academy

Zofia Galloway- studying a four year degree programme at Creative Academy

Tamara Bowers- studying for a Certificate of Higher Education at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Sophie Godwin- studying for an Acting degree at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Geneva Arthur-Kilpe- studying on the degree programme at Norther School of Contemporary Dance

Matthew Keller Graduates from Royal Ballet School


We are delighted that Matthew Keller, former Turning Pointe pupil, has graduated from The Royal Ballet Upper School and is soon to start dancing on a professional contract with Norweigan National Ballet! Congratulations, Matthew, everyone at Turning Pointe is so proud of you and cannot wait to see what you do in the future!

Summer School 2019

Summer Sch 2019

Turning Pointe School of Dance Summer School 2019!

5 days of fun and creativity at Plumpton Village Hall

Suitable for ages 5 – 18

10am – 3pm, Monday 12th August- Friday 16th August

Ballet/Tap/Musical Theatre/Pilates/Contemporary/Jazz

£140 or £125 if paid by 12th July

Please apply to

The Jungle Book

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On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, 140 local talented dancers will take to the stage in Turning Pointe School of Dance’s production of The Jungle Book. An exciting retelling of Rudyard Kipling's story, which follows orphaned Mowgli's journey, with Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear, as he travels from his home to grow up among a family of wolves. When man-eating tiger, Shere Khan, threatens to disrupt jungle life, Mowgli is persuaded to move on, meeting elephants, monkeys, Kaa the snake and many others on his journey through a mystical land to the man village. An exotic coming of age story combining choreography, drama, pathos and humour. The show is being held at Hurstpierpoint College’s state of the art New Bury Theatre and promises to be a stunning visual treat for all ages.

Tickets for the Jungle Book are available from or by calling the box office on 0333 666 3366.

Mathilde Anderson


We are delighted that another one of our senior students, Mathilde Anderson Mellor, has won a place on the prestigious Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme at Trinity Laban in London. Mathilde has just achieved a Distinction for her Grade 6 RAD Ballet exam, and is excited about this new opportunity to further her dance training:

“Going to Trinity Laban has always been one of my dreams due to its amazing reputation for dance training. So having a chance to audition was too good to miss, but I never thought I would get in. I am really excited about a new style of learning, meeting new people and having the opportunity to dance in such a great environment.”

Photo credit Joe Puxley

Ellie Barton wins a place at Laban Conservatoire

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Ellie Barton has successfully auditioned for a place on the CAT scheme (Centre for advanced training scheme) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Ellie has now started with 5 hour intensive training sessions on Saturdays in London, joining Molly Walker, who is now in her final year at the world renown Conservatoire. Both students study Ballet, Contemporary and Creative dance at the centre and supplement their Saturday classes with intensive training during the holidays.
Ellie will take her Grade 7 RAD ballet exam this term and Intermediate ballet next term, she is also preparing for Advanced ISTD Modern.

Well done Ellie - we are very proud of you!

Jackson wins a place with National Youth Dance Company

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Jackson Shallcross-Platt recently won a place at the National Youth Dance Company. Jackson will join Molly Walker at the prestigious dance company and begin rehearsing for his first performance at Sadlers Wells Theatre, in April during the Christmas holidays. Having started ballet classes with us less than a year ago, he is now preparing for his Grade 7 exam this term and Intermediate RAD exam next term.


The Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Please go to the gallery page for 4 albums of beautiful photos by Hanri Shaw and Cressida Murray and some lovely audience comments:

"I just wanted to say how absolutely blown away I was by the performances I watched. I don't know what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting the unbeleivable standard that I saw! I actually was so moved emotionally at watching several of the dances and had tears in my eyes! My daughter has loved being art of something so special. Please pass on my congratulations to all the team. You must be very proud of your family there at Turning Pointe, you genuinely do acheive something really special, big congratulations to you!!
Julia Gajlikowska

NEW Turning Pointe production of 'The Little Mermaid'

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We are very excited to present our production of Hans Christain Anderson's magical tale of 'The Little Marmaid' at The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill this week.

There are 3 performances on Friday 10th July @ 7.30 pm, Saturday 11th July @ 2 pm and 7.30 pm. Please call the box office on 01444 242888 or visit the website:
for tickets.