News and Events

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!

Winner Takes It All

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

Muddy Finals

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.

Turning Pointe in the Mid Sussex Times!

Mid Sussex Times Article

Following the success of 'Razzmatazz', Turning Pointe had a full-page news story in the Mid Sussex Times.

Click here to read the full story on the the Mid Sussex Times website.

Children from age two take part in Razzmatazz Minis

Ugly Bug Ball

On April 5th and 6th 2023, 115 students aged 2-7 performed in Turning Pointe's 'Razzmatazz Minis'- a showcase of Ballet and Modern dances to songs from musicals and films, including Frozen, Encanto and Mary Poppins.

This is the first time that Turning Pointe has put on a show specifically for it's youngest pupils, and it was heart-warming to see how they rose to the challenge onstage and each enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.

Lianne Carter, Turning Pointe Principal, commented "The most touching thing was seeing all of the parents' faces in the audience as they got to watch their children onstage. There was lots of clapping, laughing, and tears of pride!"

Turning Pointe offers a 'Tiny Turners' creative dance classes for children aged 18 months (pictured is the Tiny Turners in their 'Ugly Bug Ball' dance), Ballet from 2.5 years and Modern and Tap from 4 years. For more information please email

New Teenage Beginner Ballet Class in Haywards Heath

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In April, Turning Pointe is launching a brand new Ballet class specifically for Teenage Beginners. For more information on this, please email