TURNING POINTE DANCE STUDIO EVENTS
THE SEA CAPTAIN'S NUTCRACKER
ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE
The Sea Captain's Nutcracker Production is held every other year at the Cape Cod Community College Tilden Arts Center.
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 5 performances. This gives each child the opportunity to showcase all their hard work throughout the school year.
Turning Pointe Dance Studio presents Turning Pointe En Dehors, a community dance project where guest dancers will provide short pop up performances at several outdoor community venues and nature spots throughout Falmouth and beyond. Performances will include creative and eclectic pieces by distinguished choreographers as well as remarkable local talent. The goal of this project is to provide free live entertainment to help liven our spirits during what has been a trying year. Live performance is vital to the pulse of our community and we are pleased to offer such in a safe manner
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.