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This publicity poster is hung up around Westport to raise support for choreographer David Fernandez’s work in Kenya.

Local dance teacher enhances dance program in Kenya

Alexis Jacobs, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

Choreographer David Fernandez first came to the United States when he was given a scholarship to dance in Chicago. He had no idea he would one day choreograph for the New York City Ballet, Ask La Cour,...

Co-presidents Ava Chun ’25 and Liora Perkins ’25 choreographed a Wizard of Oz dance for the dance recital at Klein Memorial Theater in Bridgeport last year.

Dancers Exchange Club provides community, rewarding experience

Rylie Cordella ’25, Opinions Editor October 19, 2023

Often, high school students find their niche in a sport or activity, such as dance. The Dancers Exchange club at Staples allows dancers to use their passion and abilities to teach other kids dance.  The...

The graduating seniors pose for a picture backstage. Their parts include Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit.

Dance production, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ enchants audience into Wonderland

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor June 8, 2023

Westport's Academy of Dance celebrated a milestone with its highly anticipated 9th annual production of "Alice In Wonderland.” The show captivated audiences at Bedford Middle School on May 21. The production...

Christina Meehan ’23 knows the pressure of striving for “perfection” at dance. Her opinion is that it’s best to appreciate your small accomplishments because those show your hard work and determination.

Practice does not make perfect

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor February 10, 2023

Watching a video of myself dancing, a series of thoughts run through my head: my foot is sickled and not turned out; my passe isn’t high enough and I’m not holding my back straight; my neck isn’t...

Red and White Charity Ball approaches in the new year. Attendance can be very costly as girls, along with buying expensive tickets, they must also purchase a formal outfit.

Red and Whites dance proves unnecessary

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager November 22, 2022

Girls scramble to find dates, popular online stores like Revolve and Bloomingdales are being scoured to try and find the best dress, hair and nail appointments are booked months in advance of February....

Ava Chun ’25 poses outside of Westport’s Academy of Dance after a weekend rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.” She, along with many other students, practices as the performance date approaches.

Westport Academy of Dance’s ‘The Nutcracker’ excites many as date nears

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor November 10, 2022

The Nutcracker, which features many students, takes place at Staples on Dec. 3 and 4. This year’s show is Westport’s Academy of Dances’ 41st production. It captures the happiness of the holiday season...

Inside the gymnasium students dance to music played by a DJ. Students are here for the majority of the night.

Class of 2023 celebrates homecoming dance

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

A warm burst of air greets students as they enter the building from the brisk outdoors. A heavy, thumping bass grows louder as students move towards the gymnasium. The blue cafeteria tables are adorned...

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