Twirl: Is It Right For Me?
In addition to a fun source of exercise, did you know that dance class can help children improve their social skills? The right class can enable young minds to communicate better, learn teamwork, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and even make new friends. Is your preschooler ready to learn and explore all that dance has to offer? Turning Pointe’s Twirl program could be just right for you.
2018-19 Twirl Classes
· Twirl Babies (Ages 2-3): Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m.
· Twirl Tots (Ages 2 ½ -3 ½): Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m., or Fridays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
· Twirl Ballet (Ages 3-5): Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m., or 3:30-4:15 p.m.
· Twirl Combo (Ages 4-6): Mondays, 10-10:45 a.m.; Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m., or Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
· Twirl Combo (Ages 5-7): Mondays, 5:15-6 p.m., or Wednesdays, 4:30-5 p.m.
· Twirl Hippity Hop (Ages 3 ½-5): Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.
· Twirl Leprechauns (Ages 4-6): Wednesdays, 2-2:45 p.m.
Q: What is the Twirl Program?
Twirl is Turning Pointe’s program specifically dedicated to preschool-aged students. In addition to weekly classes, Twirl students will perform in an in-studio Christmas program, as well as the spring recital.
Q: Are all Twirl classes the same?
Turning Pointe offers a variety of Twirl classes! Twirl Babies, Twirl Tots, and Twirl Ballet classes offer an introduction to the basic dance terminology of ballet with a balance of focus and fun, spatial awareness, flexibility, coordination, balance, expression, and hearing music are explored through the joy of movement while worshipping God. There’s even a Mommy and Me class: Twirl with Me.
Twirl Showtime keeps the core values of the Twirl program with an added focus on musical theater, while Twirl Leprechauns introduces the basics of Irish dance. Twirl Hippity Hop even introduces hip hop dancing. Can’t pick just one? Twirl Combo students will increase their understanding of ballet while developing coordination and rhythm through tap dance. Half of the class time will be focused on ballet, and the other half on tap.
Q: Can I come in and watch the class?
Turning Pointe has viewing windows and the curtains are open or closed at the teacher’s discretion. In our years of experience (with younger students in particular), we can really maximize our time and keep their focus when distractions are limited…good practice for preschool! If there is a situation where a grandparent is visiting from out of town or a family member specifically came to see your dancer, just let the teacher know and we will make sure they get to see a portion of the class. We do want you to see what they are learning and usually open the curtains for part of the class time. We have dedicated Peek Weeks in the fall and spring when the curtains are open the entire class time. We also do an in-studio Christmas program for parents/families in December during the dancer’s class time.
Q: Can we see how a class goes before signing up?
New this season, Turning Pointe is offering Twirl Mini Sessions! Sign up for one-month sessions this October, February and April to give Twirl a try without the school year/recital commitment.
October Mini Session: The Greatest Showman
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
February Mini Session: Peter Pan/Tinkerbell
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
April Mini Session: Angelina Ballerina
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Each session will include a parent program on the last class of the month from Noon to 12:15 p.m. Mini Sessions are $50 for Turning Pointe members, $60 for non-members.
Register for Mini Sessions here!
Ready to give it a try? Students enrolling in a Twirl class before October 1, 2018, will receive a FREE Twirl Elevè Elephant their first class! (Limit one per student.)