Current TPAD students may register starting July 29th.

NEW students may register beginning August 5th.

Please contact the studio directly for class placement. Fall classes Begin September 9th.

Welcome to Turning Pointe Academy of Dance

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance has been proudly serving students in the metro-east since 2008.  We offer a wide variety of classes in many different genres for children of all ages, skill levels and abilities.  Turning Pointe prides itself on teaching students to strive for their best in a non-competitive atmosphere.  At Turning Pointe Academy of Dance we are dedicated to teaching, sharing and encouraging a passion for the art of dance and performance!

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One Week Kiddo Camp (Age 3+)

July 15th-18th, 2024

Why Choose Turning Pointe Academy of Dance?

  • Qualified & Experienced Instructors

    All of our full-time teachers have a Masters or Bachelors degree in dance.

  • Located in Maryville

    With High Quality Dance Classes conveniently located in Maryville there's no need to drive into the city.

  • 15+ Years in Business

    Turning Pointe Academy of Dance is a staple in the community thanks to our consistently high quality instruction and organized classes.

  • Nurturing Environment

    We love our students! Your child’s self-esteem and healthy personal development is our top priority.

  • Dance for ALL Ages

    We offer a wide variety of day time and  evening classes for all ages and experience levels.

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance Presents


Each holiday season, Turning Pointe Academy of Dance brings to life Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, The Nutcracker. The performance spotlights local young dancers and brings this classic story to life in the community.

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The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring the world famous music by Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky, is the story a young girl who receives a magical nutcracker on Christmas Eve. The story unfolds as she dreams of a battle between toy soldiers – led by her nutcracker come to life – and an army of mice. Her dream takes her to The Land of Snow where she encounters beautiful dancing snowflakes. Next she visits The Land of Sweets, meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, and witnesses a celebration complete with waltzing flowers and global dancers.

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance Presents

The Nutcracker

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance is pleased to Present The Nutcrack.

December 14-15, 2024
SIUe - Dunham Hall Theater

Excellent Dance Lessons, Qualified Instructors

Client Reviews

"Teachers are patient, knowledgeable, and kind. Highly recommend."

Rhonda Fiss
A Happy Dance Mom

"This studio has been a major part of our daughters lives. I’m extremely grateful for Diana and her wonderful staff. The recitals each year are professional, well organized and entertaining. Our families thoroughly enjoy every production."

Christopher Driver
A Happy Dance Dad

"My daughter loves her teachers at Turning Pointe. I feel like she is not just taught dance but also loved here. It is a wonderful dance studio and she has not only learned a lot, but made a lot of friends here as well. We have used other dance studios in the past, but I feel she found her home here."

Tonya Coleman
A Happy Dance Mom
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Turning Pointe Academy of Dance is proud to be named the #1 Dance Studio ​in Southwest Illinois! We offer a full range of Dance Classes and Dance Camps. Contact us directly or browse our website for more information.