the nutcracker 2017 (full-length video)

the nutcracker 2017 (full-length video)

Enjoy this full-length video of our 36th annual production of The Nutcracker…

our 2017-2018 season is in session

our 2017-2018 season is in session

Another Westport Academy of Dance season is rapidly approaching…

alice 2016 video trailer

alice 2016 video trailer

watch the video montage here

performance hair and make-up prep video

For tips and info on preparing hair and make-up for a performance, click to watch the video above Download demo video for iPhone by clicking here

we’re winners and other stories

As many of you know, last month Jr. and Sr. Company members participated in National Dance Week Foundation’s Kick It Challenge. After submitting our video, we were recognized as one of the winners of the 2nd Annual Video Contest in the category of dance studios! We are so excited to be recognized for our efforts and can’t […]

winter showcase video

winter showcase video

Watch the video montage, download video for your iPhone…

one dancer’s love of the nutcracker

Staples High School Sophomore and Academy student Jill Rappaport’s experiences as a dancer in the Academy’s… read more

rave reviews for the academy’s david fernandez and his choreography for joaquin de luz

David Fernandez’s “Five Variations on a Theme” performed by Joaquin De Luz, New York City Ballet…read more

nutcracker article, inklings news online

Westport’s Academy of Dance Performs 28th Annual Nutcracker | Inklings News | Staples High School | Westport, CT Posted using ShareThis

Check out this video from in-studio rehearsal!

Enjoy this video commentary from Academy students and parents as we all look forward to our upcoming 2017-2018 season!

body of work


Check out this dance video that was created for Broadway Dance Center’s Aim Invitational! Choreographed by Academy Teacher Caitlin Roberts and performed by Academy Students.


congratulations to this year’s cast.  click here to be directed to our website to view the cast list!

just a sneak peak of what’s to come…great job dancers!

we had a great rehearsal on stage yesterday…enjoy the pictures and if you haven’t already ordered your tickets you can do so from our website.

Check out channel 12 today beginning at 5:30pm as they will be showing footage from today’s nutcracker rehearsal!

hard at work, but having fun in amy’s workshop rehearsal on a beautiful winter’s day!

Westport’s Academy of Dance is thrilled to announce our second annual Winter Showcase ‘11, to be performed at FTC on StageOne on March 26, 2011. Our company and pre-company dancers will once again be given the opportunity to collaborate with choreographers and create unique, multi-disciplinary performance pieces within this exciting new forum.

Works will be rehearsed over a two month period, and will cover a wide range of styles and techniques. The performance world is a vast, dynamic place, and we are pleased to offer the opportunity for dancers to continually explore what dance has to offer.

Not only will this be a chance for students to perform without the boundaries of any specific category, they will also find themselves contributing to the creative process.

The final performances will also feature one student-choreographed work. In preparation for Winter Showcase ‘11, students were asked to present ideas to a panel of teachers. One has already been selected to choreograph a piece to be performed by that student’s peers. Sr. company member, Amy Lalime will rehearse over a two month period, and with the guidance of her teachers, see her inspiration come to fruition via dancers she has studied alongside for years.

The Academy teachers and students are excited to embark on this journey together, and we thank all of the talented individuals that will make it happen. We hope those in our community will also join us for the performances.

Please check back for ongoing updates.

Winter Showcase ‘11
FTC on StageOne
March 26, 2011
Showtimes tba

recital is just around the corner, may 22nd and 23rd at bedford middle school.  our dancers have been trying on their costumes and working very hard to put on the finishing touches to their dance pieces.  these girls came in on a saturday morning…an “extra” rehearsal for their modern piece choreographed by tollie barrato…looks like they worked hard and some fun too!