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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

We’re excited to announce that The Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by Dance Films Association (DFA) and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, has accepted our work as part of the 40th annual internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival and will be screened at The Walter Reade Theater in January of the coming year!

The piece was choreographed by our own David Fernandez and features the Academy dancers Tess Davis, Katherine Flug, Amanda Kenner and Mae Logan along with 12 other your dancers from various schools.

Congratulations to all!

WHITE SHIRT, BLACK TIE, BLACK PANTS XXS…
A Ballet Films behind-the-scenes look at 16 aspiring young dancers exploring an opportunity uncommon for this age group – the chance to collaborate and perform a contemporary ballet work from an up and coming choreographer with dancers from four different schools.  This short-format documentary gives the viewer a chance to see how these young ladies are brought together, how they feel about being selected and how the common goal of opportunity prevails over the typical rehearsal/performance process for this age group.  The piece also features commentary from notable personalities within the dance world.

Duration: 14 minutes
Music: J.S Bach Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D Allegro
Choreograpy by: David Fernandez
With Dancers from: The Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Scarsdale Ballet Studio and Westport’s Academy of Dance
Directed by: David Schilirio and David Fernandez
Cinematography and Photography: Craig Hyland, David Schiliro, Niko Plaitakis and Shannon Kester
Produced by: Visual Mercenary Group in association with Craig Hyland and David Fernandez

BALLET FILMS…
Is your access to classical ballet works and contemporary dance pieces performed by today’s most talented performers. We invite you to share in these moments, as they have never been seen elsewhere – off the grand stage, up-close and very personal.

This ongoing series includes performances choreographed especially for the lens along with behind-the-scenes moments and interviews with the performers, choreographers, film crew and notable enthusiasts.

Please enjoy, share your commentary, and stay tuned for ongoing inspiration.

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