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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…

our 5th annual production of alice (2018): full performance video

Enjoy this video showing our full 2018 5th Annual Production of Alice…

2018 -2019 season registration

Registration for our 2018 -2019 season is rapidly approaching…

westport minute man race 2018

What a fantastic event… check out the performance video here!

flex: family fun at the westport library!

The Academy of Dance is proud to be among the sponsors for today’s FLEX:FAMILY FUN at the Westport Library. Please join us for for the day’s events between 10:00am and 5:00pm!

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

performance hair and make-up prep video

It’s hard to believe the Academy will be performing it’s 30th Anniversary production of the Nutcracker this year.  What hits me even more, is that while it is only the 5th time I have produced the show as the director, the Nutcracker has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.  From being a young dancer, idolizing the Sugar Plum fairies who came before me, to training the young, talented dancers we are thrilled to have in our program, I am honored to be able to look back at the past five years with pride.

Working alongside men and women I have looked up to for years, we have put our heart and soul into making each Nutcracker special for our dancers and their families.  And with the 30th anniversary on the horizon, nostalgia sets in, and the memories come flooding back.  One of the fondest is so magically captured in this montage — a collection of moments from our 26th year, my 1st as director.  It was an exhausting and fulfilling experience all at once, much like the art of dancing itself!   Full of the moments you don’t see as an audience member, these are the giggles, the tears, and the faces that the performers will never forget….

Enjoy a look back.  And thanks to all that continue to make the Academy a very special place.

With gratitude and anticipation,
Nance

It’s hard to believe the Academy will be performing it’s 30th Anniversary production of the Nutcracker this year.  What hits me even more, is that while it is only the 5th time I have produced the show, the Nutcracker has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.  From being a young dancer, idolizing the Sugar Plum fairies who came before me, to training the young, talented dancers we are thrilled to have in our program, I am honored to be able to look back at the past five years with pride.  Working alongside men and women I have looked up to for years, we have put our heart and soul into making each Nutcracker special for our dancers and their families.  And with the 30th anniversary on the horizon, nostalgia sets in, and the memories come flooding back.  One of the fondest is so magically captured in this montage — a collection of moments from our 26th year, my 1st as director.  It was an exhausting and fulfilling experience all at once, much like the art of dancing itself!   Full of the moments you don’t see as an audience member, these are the giggles, the tears, and the faces that the performers will never forget….
Enjoy a look back.  And thank you to all that continue to make the Academy a very special place.
With gratitude and anticipation,
Nance

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