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Westport Dance Academy leaps and twirls to provide holiday meals

Westport Dance Academy leaps and twirls to provide holiday meals

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 The Westport Dance Academy held a children’s tea party at the Westport Woman’s Club to raise money for the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign on Saturday. The senior company dancers partook in a series of mini dances while a Westport Woman’s Club member read the Nutcracker...

Staples juniors step up this year in The Nutcracker

Staples juniors step up this year in The Nutcracker

December 15, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 and Erin Lynch ’18 While many students spend their afternoons and evenings at various sports practices or clubs, some spend their time leaping and turning at dance. These students have recently been involved in the Westport Academy of Dance’s performance of The Nutcracker...

[Oct. 2016 Sports] Rhoads paves a road for dancing

November 22, 2016

By Lauren Stack ’17   While most high school seniors’ work day ends at 2:15, Elizabeth Rhoads’ ’17 day just begins as she laces up her ballet shoes and makes the four hour, round-trip commute to New York City. Rhoads began dancing in third grade at the Westport Academy of Dance but currently...

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

To most students at Staples High School, waking up at eight, traveling to the city and doing what you love every day seems like some sort of fantasy. But for Isabella Corridon ’19, it’s reality. As a student at JKO school, a highly competitive ballet school of American Ballet Theater, Corrido...

The “Nutcracker” production twirls into Staples

The “Nutcracker” production twirls into Staples

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

December 10, 2014

Westport’s Academy of Dance presented their 33rd annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Staples on Dec. 6 and 7. There were three shows in total, with two on Dec. 6 at 3:00 and 7:00 and a matinee on Dec. 7 at 2:00. The ballet tells the story of the Christmas Eve celebration of a family and...

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