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I have come to realize that growing up as a dancer and performing in three shows a year has provided me with the greatest joys and people that trump the emotional strain that comes with the artform. From being cast as just a small supporting attendant to being the lead of a scene my experiences as a performer will forever be an integral part of my childhood.

Final performance provokes appreciation of past show experiences

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director November 23, 2021

I have known the stiff feeling of a pound of gel and hairspray on my head to form a kind of shiny, plastered helmet since the age of three. The bobby pins sticking into your scalp never get any more comfortable...

Westport Academy of Dance hosts its annual production of the Nutcracker

Westport Academy of Dance hosts its annual production of the Nutcracker

December 14, 2017

By Maya Brodows '20, Siri Kanter '20 and Kaela Dockray '20

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...

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...

The Land of the Sweets comes to Westport

The Land of the Sweets comes to Westport

Claire Dinshaw , Sports Editor December 10, 2014

Just fifteen minutes into the Nutcracker tea party at the Westport Woman’s Club, sparkles are already gathering on the floor. Seven tables sit around the room. Each has a bright pink table cloth and...

Dancers rehearse to be “on pointe” for December’s Nutcracker ballet

Frenchie Truiit, Staff Writer December 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again. New York has the famous Rockettes. California has the Jingle Ball. But what is better than Westport’s winter tradition, “The Nutcracker?” This year marks...

Ballerinas balance school and dance during Nutcracker season

Ballerinas balance school and dance during “Nutcracker” season

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer November 15, 2013

During the day, they can be found hanging out in the cafeteria or taking notes in class. But outside of school, they are sugar plum fairies, dancing dewdrops, and shimmering snowflakes. When holiday season...

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