About Turning Pointe

Turning Pointe was founded in Dubai in 1996 by Donna Dempsey, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) London, UK.  As a classical ballet teacher, Donna ensured Turning Pointe established itself as one of the foremost ballet schools in the UAE, expanding over the next two decades to include all forms of dance into Turning Pointe’s curriculum by employing the best qualified teachers in different genres.

Turning Pointe’s strength lies in its teachers and students.  With a large faculty of teachers (the biggest in the UAE) Turning Pointe is able to offer each student the tailored coaching they need.  Our serious, senior dancers benefit enormously from the many workshops and shows we produce each year, as well as offering our students the opportunity to take the internationally accredited examinations of the RAD and ISTD.  Please do visit our About Us/Teaching Team page to read more about our amazing faculty.


Please do take a look at our success stories not only are we very proud of these students it also makes interesting reading https://turningpointe.ae/about/success-stories.html For those of you wanting to book a class, please have a browse through the many choices we have on offer in our Schedule section of the website https://turningpointe.ae/schedules.html

Turning Pointe prides itself on welcoming both the student who works towards a professional career in dance as well as those who dance purely for the joy of it and the benefits it brings to everyday life. The training the students receive at Turning Pointe produces self-confident and educated dancers, by focusing on their individual development.

Those of you wishing to have more information please go to our Contact Us page https://turningpointe.ae/contact.html or call us on 800 DANCE (800 32623).


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Turning Pointe

Shop 12 & 14
Building V23
Russia Cluster
International City
United Arab Emirates

Tel: 800 DANCE (800 32623)
Tel: 800 BALLET (800 225538)
Tel: 050 877 5918

Email: info@turningpointe.ae