Tour Dance

TPAD Student Dance Company

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance is proud to run a pre-professional, non-competitive student dance company, Tour Dance.  The dance company offers young people the opportunity to experience a taste of what a professional dance career is like.  Students ages 8 and up are encouraged to audition for the company and gain invaluable experience in dance performance.  Company members also participate in St. Louis based dance festivals and local events and charities.

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.

the nutcracker ballet maryville il

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