TURNING POINTE DANCE STUDIO EVENTS
THE SEA CAPTAIN'S NUTCRACKER
ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE
The Sea Captain's Nutcracker made it's return in November of 2018! This is a bi-annual production and was last on stage November 24th and 25th 2018.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s original Nutcracker score, this classical ballet production takes on an enchanting Cape Cod twist that was originally conceived and choreographed by world-class dancers Catherine Batcheller and Joseph Cipolla.
This production is an innovative version of the classic holiday favorite. The cast consists of professional dancers from major ballet companies as well as prominent local citizens and ballet students from several towns on Cape Cod.
The story, written by local authors Anne LeClaire and Donna Smith, begins in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid 1800’s. A heroic battle scene later takes place on the captain’s ship as it is attacked by mooncussers off the coast of Eastham and a swift, violent storm off Monomoy Point threatens the voyage. Having sailed the high seas, the salty old Sea Captain returns home to Chatham bearing exotic gifts for Clara. Adults and children alike will be charmed by the Waltz of the Sea Grass and thrilled by the Dance of the Icy Winds. In addition to the Sea Captain (who replaces the traditional Drosselmeyer character), the cast includes sailors and mooncussers, mermaids and pearls, jellyfish and starfish, mice and sandpipers, and, of course, the beloved Clara and Fritz.
In June all of our dance students have the chance to grace the stage with our Annual Spring Performance! Students begin learning their class choreography and routines during their class time beginning in January.
Each child performs in at least one of the 3 performances. This gives each child the opportunity to showcase all their hard work throughout the school year.
The performance features all style of dances and often a story ballet!
Our 2019 June Performance dates were:
June 8, 2019 at 2pm and 6pm
June 9, 2019 at 2pm
Turning Pointe Dance Studio loves opportunities to get out into our community to perform, support local organizations and charities, and participate in outreach! Performances opportunities and events include venues such as Arts Alive Falmouth, The Cape Cod Dance Expo, The Falmouth Arts Center for the Falmouth Cultural Council's Award Gala, Tabor Academy, The Falmouth Rotary Club, Highfield Hall, Dancing For A Cure, local preschools and libraries and The Holiday Stroll on Main Street.
Congratulations to Our Graduates!
Brenna Donahue will be attending Clark University with a major in Psychology, with a long term goal to become either a school adjustment counselor or a therapist. She is planning on continuing dance at Clark and is looking forward to the opportunities available in her future!
Angelina Dvorak has danced at Turning Pointe since she was four years old, and is excited to attend the University of Vermont in the fall, to study psychological sciences. Angelina plans to nurture her love of dance in college and beyond.
Isabelle Edgar will joining the professional dance training program with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Then will be heading to Stanford University class of ‘24. Isabelle has been dancing at Turning Pointe since she was 4 years old! She also led the Collaborative Choreography class this year.
Isabelle Ramage first came to Turning Pointe at the age of 11. Upon her graduation from Sturgis Charter Public School Isabelle will join American Midwest Ballet as a trainee for their 2019/2020 season.
Isabelle Edgar and Isabelle Ramage are both going to dance professionally this year!
2019 Summer's Dance Intensives Making Their Mark!
Several of our dancers headed off to prestigious summer dance intensives around the country! We had dancers attending The Rock School of Dance Education, Festival Ballet Providence, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Alonzo King’s Lines, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Academy of Ballet, Ballet Austin, SLK Ballet in NYC, Ballet West, Kansas City Ballet School, and The Male Dancer Conference in NYC!
Forty one Turning Pointe dancers and teachers traveled to Los Angeles, California in April 2019 to represent Massachusetts at Dance Excellence, an international dance festival!
Our students took classes with children from all over the world with the best teachers in the industry. It was a most inspiring week!
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts to make this trip possible.
The Official Connecticut Classic Ballet Scholarship Competition and the Youth America Grand Prix Competition!
Eleven Turning Pointe dancers participated in the Youth America Grand Prix Competition and the Connecticut Classic ballet competition! Many dance peers supported our competing dancers and were very proud of their accomplishments and hard work! Congratulations to them all for their awarded scholarships and top placings!
Cape Cod Magazine's Best of Cape Cod Award For the Second Year Running!
Turning Pointe Dance Studio is proud to announce that we have been awarded Cape Cod Magazine's Best of Cape Cod Award for Dance/Ballet Studio. This is the second year running for the studio to win the award and we are beyond pleased.
As many of you know, these awards are based on the readers' picks and we are so thankful that we have been recognized by our fellow Cape Codders as a place to dance, live, and learn. Dance, Cape Cod!