the academy is NOT moving… YET!

You may have noticed the sign in front of our building… This is not due to a confirmed plan to move but simply part of the process of exploring potential new locations as we look to expand our program offerings and continue to grow our legacy institution…

the nutcracker 2019 (full-length video)

Enjoy this full-length video of our 38th annual production of The Nutcracker…

our 38th annual production of the nutcracker – tickets now available!

Staged every December for the past 37 years, this professional production includes Academy students that are enrolled in our ballet program…

our 6th annual production of alice (2019): full performance video

Enjoy this video showing our full 2019/6th Annual Production of Alice…

2019-2020 season registration

Another Westport Academy of Dance season is rapidly approaching…

summer 2019 dance camps

Join us at the Academy for various summer dance camp programs…

please join us at our upcoming alice perfomance

please join us at our upcoming alice perfomance

Spring is here and so is Westport’s Academy of Dance 6th annual production of Alice!

the nutcracker 2018 (full-length video)

Enjoy this full-length video of our 37th annual production of The Nutcracker…

dance and the importance of emergency preparedness

Westport’s Academy of Dance is proud of our own Teacher and Choreographer David Fernandez and Student Charlotte Barrato for helping The Mayor’s Office of New York City and The New York City Emergency Management Department…

wywl’s craftwestport 2018!

Please join us at The Westport Young Woman’s League CraftWestport 2018 at Staples High School…

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!