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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...

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...

[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...

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples
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...

The “Nutcracker” production twirls into Staples

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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...

Dancers balance their time between leaps and lessons

Dancers balance their time between leaps and lessons
April 25, 2014

They don’t wear their team uniforms to school. They don’t wear tee shirts advertising their shows. They don’t dress up on Fridays, or any other day. But if they’re picking up a pencil,...

And visions of Sugar Plums danced in their heads…

Jessica Riniti '14 rehearses a lift with her Cavalier backstage at Westport Academy of Dance's 32nd annual Nutcracker performance this weekend.
December 12, 2013

Tonight marked the closing performance of Westport Academy of Dance’s annual production of "The Nutcracker," bringing holiday sweetness to ballet enthusiasts all over town. “'Nutcracker' is by far...

Ballerinas balance school and dance during “Nutcracker” season

Ballerinas balance school and dance during
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...

Westport’s Academy of Dance Performs 28th Annual Nutcracker

Julie Lunde '11 practices at a rehearsal for her part as the Sugarplum Fairy | Photo by Julia Edelman '11
December 13, 2009

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Opinions Editor    One week ago, Dec. 5 and 6, Westport’s Academy of Dance closed the curtain on their twenty-eighth annual production of The Nutcracker.           At...

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