Matthew Keller Graduates from Royal Ballet School

We are delighted that Matthew Keller, former Turning Pointe pupil, has graduated from The Royal Ballet Upper School and is soon to start dancing on a professional contract with Norweigan National Ballet! Congratulations, Matthew, everyone at Turning Pointe is so proud of you and cannot wait to see what you do in the future!

The Jungle Book

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, 140 local talented dancers will take to the stage in Turning Pointe School of Dance’s production of The Jungle Book. An exciting retelling of Rudyard Kipling's story, which follows orphaned Mowgli's journey, with Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear, as he travels from his home to grow up among a family of wolves. When man-eating tiger, Shere Khan, threatens to disrupt jungle life, Mowgli is persuaded to move on, meeting elephants, monkeys, Kaa the snake and many others on his journey through a mystical land to the man village. An exotic coming of age story combining choreography, drama, pathos and humour. The show is being held at Hurstpierpoint College’s state of the art New Bury Theatre and promises to be a stunning visual treat for all ages.

Tickets for the Jungle Book are available from or by calling the box office on 0333 666 3366.


Summer School 2019

Turning Pointe School of Dance Summer School 2019!

5 days of fun and creativity at Plumpton Village Hall

Suitable for ages 5 – 18

10am – 3pm, Monday 12th August- Friday 16th August

Ballet/Tap/Musical Theatre/Pilates/Contemporary/Jazz

£140 or £125 if paid by 12th July

Please apply to


Mathilde Anderson

We are delighted that another one of our senior students, Mathilde Anderson Mellor, has won a place on the prestigious Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme at Trinity Laban in London. Mathilde has just achieved a Distinction for her Grade 6 RAD Ballet exam, and is excited about this new opportunity to further her dance training:

“Going to Trinity Laban has always been one of my dreams due to its amazing reputation for dance training. So having a chance to audition was too good to miss, but I never thought I would get in. I am really excited about a new style of learning, meeting new people and having the opportunity to dance in such a great environment.”


Photo credit Joe Puxley

Ellie Barton wins a place at Laban Conservatoire

Ellie Barton has successfully auditioned for a place on the CAT scheme (Centre for advanced training scheme) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Ellie has now started with 5 hour intensive training sessions on Saturdays in London, joining Molly Walker, who is now in her final year at the world renown Conservatoire. Both students study Ballet, Contemporary and Creative dance at the centre and supplement their Saturday classes with intensive training during the holidays. 
Ellie will take her Grade 7 RAD ballet exam this term and Intermediate ballet next term, she is also preparing for Advanced ISTD Modern.

Well done Ellie - we are very proud of you!


Fay Birch (School administrator)