The moment you walk into a To The Pointe Dance Studio, you realize that this “world of dance” is different than any other. The reception area is open and bright with white walls that are decorated with the smiling faces of the studio’s beautiful dancers. You are greeted by TTP staff members who are pleasant and welcoming. Music accompanied by laughter and joyful voices can be heard from afar. The hustle and bustle of the studio is fueled by positive energy and excitement.
Dancers at To The Pointe maintain a healthy balance of working hard and being focused on becoming better dancers while enjoying themselves and having fun achieving their goals. They are extremely dedicated to both their craft and the performances that are produced by TTP.
Senior dancers at TTP have been seen performing numbers from CATS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE NUTCRACKER, The WOODEN SOLDIER DANCE & many more. They have also performed in Walt Disney World and on cruise ships multiple times. Being able to include fun into their learning process is enhanced by the fact that TTP dancers do not participate in competitions. Rather, they focus on the quality of their theatrical performances as an art form and the expression of their love of dance and of individuality.
Dancers begin their journey as young as 18 months of age. “Mommy & Me” classes provide a safe and inviting environment for these budding ballerinas. Children of any age may begin dancing at any time in their lives. Dancers are encouraged to continue dancing right through their adulthood.
To The Pointe offers classes broken down into appropriate age groups. A carefully planned curriculum is designed by TTP’s Director Sheri Masiello who has spent over 25 years cultivating a fun, professional and educational learning plan. This curriculum allows for each level to learn and grow into the dancers and individuals they are meant to become. A variety of dance classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Classes are offered to girls and boys, young and wise).
To The Pointe is currently in rehearsals for its annual Holiday Spectacular Performance & Toy Drive, held at Rhode Island College. Dancers continue their learning progress of stage work and confidence-building as well as raise awareness about those who are in need. Over the past 20 years, TTP has donated over 10,000 toys to the needy and looks forward to adding to that collection again this year!
If you are interested in being a part of a positive, hard-working, and professional atmosphere, contact To The Pointe of Performing Arts at one of its many locations.
To The Pointe of Performing Arts has three locations: 999 Oaklawn Ave. Cranston 942-5554, 9 Cedar Swamp Rd. Smithfield 354-0054, and 2435 Nooseneck Hill Rd. Coventry 385-9500. Check out their website/register now at www.tothepointeofperformingarts.com.