Performances

As part of the Afternoon Program, the Williston Northampton Dance Ensemble produces two full-length evening concerts in the Williston Theatre with costumes and lighting. The dancers also occasionally put on informal studio performances in our dance studio. Ensemble members rehearse in the afternoons and evenings. These dancers may audition to choreograph and perform their own work or participate in another student's work.


The Ensemble performances reflect the diversity of the students' personal and cultural backgrounds. Dance pieces range in style from hip-hop, jazz, pointe, to lyrical modern and tap, but also include dances from the Flamenco, Mexican traditional, Indian classical dance, capoeira, Scottish traditional, and West African traditions, and various ballroom styles.

Works by the Ensemble are known for their athletic physicality of the movement, depth of artistry, attention given to the work, versatility of the dancers, and the individual, personal expressions that student choreographers offer in their pieces. Dance performances are known to sell out fairly quickly, so making reservations is recommended. 

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