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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

Teenage ballet class haywards heath

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

Hazel Astbury successfully auditions for two prestigious dance schools!

Hazel Snow Queen

We are delighted to hear the news that Hazel successfully auditioned for both Northern School of Contemporary Dance and London Contemporary School of Dance (The Place) and has accepted her place at Northern, so in September she will be joining several other Turning Pointe Alumni already studying there!

Hazel danced with Turning Pointe from a young age and took Ballet and Modern classes as well as being part of our Performance Company. She also appeared in several of our shows, playing one of the lead roles of Kay in the Snow Queen in 2017 (pictured).

We wish Hazel all the best for this exciting next chapter and look forward to hearing about her time at Northern.

Easter Dance and Craft Workshop April 2023

Easter Workshop 2023 Instagram Post Square

We are delighted to be offering two days of Easter-themed dancing and crafting on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April at Plumpton Village Hall, 9.30-12.30pm, specifically for ages 4-8.

The cost is £20 per day and spaces are strictly limited to 15 students, so make sure you book one for your child before they get snapped up!

Three Turning Pointe alumni to train together at Northern School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Phoebe photo

We are delighted that three Turning Pointe students successfully auditioned for places on the Degree programme at Northern School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Darcy Bodle, Phoebe Tucker and Sophie Spencer grew up together as friends during their time at Turning Pointe, and from September 2022 will be able to continue their dance training together at Northern. This is such wonderful news, congratulations to the three of you, and we cannot wait to see where your careers take you next!

We won!!!

Muddy Awards Med Res

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!

Alumni layout

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