Turning Point Dance Studio

Medford, Oregon's most innovative dance center.
1221 Court Street, Medford, Oregon  Phone Number (541)326-1855

Class Descriptions
Please note that it is up to the instructors to determine your dancers level. An assessment may be required to determine your child's placement.  Dancers must have an assessment before being placed into levels 3 or 4.   

Ballet 

Offered to all ages at various levels. Ballet is the foundation of dance. This class will focus on the classical elements of ballet, teaching students proper technique and body alignment. Classes demand high focus from the student but are valuable to the progression of a dancer. Proper ballet technique is essential for strength, power and execution of a dancer. Required attire: Any color Leotard and Tights, ballet shoes and hair pulled away from dancer's face and off dancer's neck. 

Acrobatics 

Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. 

Required attire: form-fitting dance clothing - jazz pants or capris, tights, leotards, tanks OK. Hair must be pulled back.

Now Offering "Mini Movers Acro" For the Tiny Tumbler! Designed for the beginning acrobats ages 4-6!


Jazz

Offered to ages 6 & up in various levels. All classes focus on both classic and current styles of jazz, while keeping emphasis on technique, center, and placement. Creative routines are taught and dancers learn how to interpret their music with control and fluidity. Classes integrate the fundamentals of ballet for proper technique, while using exciting music and fresh moves. We highly recommend students continue ballet training while taking jazz.

 Attire: form-fitting dance clothing - jazz pants or capris, tights, leotards, tanks OK. Hair must be pulled back. 

Hip Hop

Offered to ages 6 & up in various levels. Focus is on the latest street styles of hip hop. Dancers are encouraged to push themselves to explore new movements and to understand the elements of choreography, music, and performance. Required Attire: Stretchy, comfortable dance or “work-out” clothing. Pants, shorts, tanks, T-shirts, and hats OK. No “school clothes”, jeans, jean shorts, or restrictive clothing. All hip hop classes will perform in black and white Converse.


Tap

Offered to ages 6 and up. Tap is a meshing of cultures ranging from traditional Irish folk dance to modern Broadway extravaganzas. This makes tap a versatile style of dance with endless possibilities. One of the best things about tap dancing is that not only are you the performer but part of the orchestra as well. The focus in this class will be on the basic movements of tap and rhythm, because once these are mastered anything is possible. 

Attire: any comfortable stretchy clothing that allows you to move freely and of course Tap-shoes! Please no split-sole tap shoes. Hair should be kept out of the face.

Turning Point Tiny's

This class is designed for the absolute beginner ages 2-3 years old. In this class we will learn the very basics of dance!  We also start to learn listening skills, following directions and the importance of working with others through play.  Attire: any colored leotard and tights. Ballet skirts ok. Dancers are encouraged to have ballet shoes.

Children's Dance 

Ages 4-5

This class is designed for the beginning pre-school dancer.  In Children's Dance we incorporate Ballet and Jazz fundamentals, terminology and technique. Classes perform one style at the winter showcase and in our spring recital. Coloring sheets and props are used to enhance education.

 Attire: any colored leotard and tights. Ballet skirts ok. Dancers are encouraged to have ballet shoes.


  




 




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