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our 2017-2018 season is rapidly approaching!

our 2017-2018 season is rapidly approaching!

Another Westport Academy of Dance season is rapidly approaching…

miss tollie 20 year anniversary

This recital weekend we enjoyed several amazing performances and celebrated Miss Tollie’s 20th year teaching at the Academy. To honor her, we have created a video that highlights her incredible career. Thank you Miss Tollie for all that you do for the Academy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISGu1xSb6Y&feature=youtu.be Special thank you to Miss Caitlin for putting this wonderful tribute […]

our 35th anniversary performance of the nutcracker (full-length video)

Watch our 35th anniversary performance of The Nutcracker here…

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 […]

the nutcracker movie

the nutcracker movie

Watch the trailer here

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

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

The Academy is thrilled to announce that beloved former Academy teacher Theodore Pollen III will be performing the role of Herr Drosselmeyer in our 30th Anniversary Production of The Nutcracker.  Ted was one of the original choreographers of our nutcracker ballet and taught at the academy for 26 years.  He performed several roles during his tenure: Snow King, Arabian and Spanish while running the show in his usual calm, soft spoken manner.  The excitement at his first two rehearsals at the studio was high and will continue to climb as we get closer to show time.  Below is a picture of Ted from his Arabian performance.

This year’s performances will be held at Staples High School, Dec 3rd at 3 & 7 pm, and Dec 4th at 2pm.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for student/seniors. For tickets please call 203.226.9987 or download and return our ticket order form.

Download The Nutcracker 2001 student cast list by clicking here
View Nutcracker photos from previous shows
Watch the trailer from The Nutcracker 2010 movie
A very behind the scenes look at our 26th year

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