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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

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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