Our classes

Classes

Whether your dancer is just starting out, or has been dancing for years.  If you are looking to just have fun, or are looking to prepare for a career in dance.  To the Pointe has something for everyone.  We offer classes for every age, every level, in every style.  Our classes are built on classical dance training curriculum with a focus on developing proper technique and injury prevention.  The skills taught in each level are determined by both the physical and emotional development of each age group.  Strong technique is the foundation of a long lasting career.  And the safety and wellbeing of our dancers is our number one priority, therefore level placement is determined solely by the director and assistant directors.  To find the best class and teacher for your dancer, please contact us and set up an appointment!  We'd love to meet you!

To the Pointe has also partnered with a number of different homeschool groups and charter schools to use education funding towards dance classes.  Our classes can be applied towards your art and P.E. requirements.  Contact us today to see if we are already a vendor for your group!

Recreational Classes

  • Ages 2-adult
  • Ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, conditioning, & more!
  • Year round classes
  • Seasonal recitals
  • Professional faculty
  • Small class size
  • Strong emphasis on modesty and character development
  • Fun yet challenging curriculum

TTP Ballet Academy

  • Comprehensive ballet training program for the serious ballet student
  • Dancers will progress through 5 levels of curriculum (pre-ballet, basic ballet, elementary, intermediate, and pre-professional)
  • Minimum weekly classes may include ballet, pre-pointe/pointe work, conditioning/technique, electives, plus Repertory classes
  • Annual Summer Intensive
  • Annual Academy Repertory Showcase
  • Academy graduates are eligable to audition for our professional company, Aletheia Contemporary Dance Theatre

Pre-Professional Program

  • Pre-professional training program for dancers interested in pursuing a professional dance career
  • Choose from comprehensive track (all dance styles) or ballet track
  • Minimum core classes + elective classes
  • Seasonal evaluations
  • Annual showcase
  • Monthly Master Classes & Workshops
  • Headshots and apprenticeships opportunities with Aletheia Contemporary Dance Theatre

Ballet

Ballet is the most traditional form of dance. It is based on classical steps and technique utilizing the proper body positions and turn out. Emphasis is placed on proper body placement awnd building the foundation for proper movement.

Music: Classical

Attire: Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, pink tights, leotard (any color ages 2-9, black only for ages 10 and up), ballet skirt

Pointe

Pointe work adds the element of dancing in pointe shoes to classical ballet technique.

At TTP, to be considered for the difficulty of pointe work, students must be at least 11 years old, have a minimum of 4 years of previous ballet training, and must be at an intermediate level.

Music: Classical

Attire: Pointe shoes, pink tights, leotard (any color for ages 2-9, black only for ages 10 and up), ballet skirt

Jazz

Jazz is a modern dance style based on the principles of classical ballet. It is usually high energy and fast paced while utilizing the proper techniques learned in ballet.

Music: Pop, dance music

Attire: Black split sole jazz shoes, leggings/jazz pants/knee length sweats (no short shorts or soffies), thank top or cap-sleeve shirt (no baggy clothing or bare midriffs)

Lyrical

Lyrical is a modern dance style based on the principles of ballet and jazz while allowing the music to create the movement itself. Lyrical dances typically tell stories and convey specific emotions. Emphasis is placed on flow, transitions, and emotion.

Music: Flowing music with lyrics that contribute to the movement

Attire: bare feet or jazz shoes, leggings/jazz pants/knee length sweats (no short shorts), tank top or cap-sleeve shirt (no baggy clothing or bare midriffs)

Tap

Tap is a rhythm based dance style focused on using the feet to create unique sounds and steps. Focus is on rhythm recognition, foot-eye coordination, and syncopation with other dancers and music.

Attire: Black tap shoes (leather jazz tap style for ages 10+), exercise pants or capris, tank or t-shirt

Hip-Hop

Hip-hop is a pop culture phenomenon that has swept the world by storm. Emphasis is placed on unique choreography and movement to fast paced, high energy hip-hop music as well as understanding the ideas of isolating specific body parts and popping.

Attire: Street tennis shoes (Converse are acceptable), comfy "move-able" clothing, no bare midriffs or short shorts

Combo

Our combo classes are 1/2 hour tap and 1/2 hour ballet. They are geared specifically for our younger dancers with focus placed on the development of self esteem, motor skills, creativity, coordination, and social skills.

Attire: Pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes, any color leotard, tights, & ballet skirt

We can't wait to meet you