Spark the spirit of the season with a Hamilton County Indiana holiday tradition – An En Pointe Christmas, December 16 – 17, 2023 presented by En Pointe Indiana Ballet.
The dazzling full-fledged holiday performance, with over 100 dancers and 25 dance numbers, has become a holiday tradition for many Central Indiana families. With its mix of classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and a nine-minute finale with a playful rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, the performance will have audience members dancing in the aisles and full of cheer.
“Act I is full of elegance and the greatest classics from Bach, Handel and Tchaikovsky, and Act II charms with traditional Christmas favorites set to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and more,” said Co-Artistic Director Robert Moore.
“My wife and I have given the last 30 years of our life to this art form, and we can’t wait to share the wonder and magic of this year’s An En Pointe Christmas with you.”
Dancers began rehearsing in September with 10-15 hours per week in rehearsals in addition to regular classes. The performance features dancers at all levels, from 3 to 22-years-old, as well as, pre-professional students who train six days a week. Additionally, En Pointe has brought in several elite guest instructors, choreographers and world-famous artists during the 2022-2023 session to help students refine their technique.
This year is packed with even more holiday spirit, plus the trademark En Pointe surprises and fresh elements that audiences have come to expect from the premier classical ballet school… Plus, a very special guest – Fox 59’s Sherman Burdette – is joining the performances for a fun cameo!
“One of the most loved parts of the performance is our nine-minute finale,” said Moore. “It includes every single person in the cast and is spectacular to see. Definitely, a grand finale to an amazing evening.”
An En Pointe Christmas premieres on Saturday December 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Noblesville High School Auditorium, with a second matinee performance on Sunday December 17, 2023 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at enpointe.yapsody.com
About En Pointe Indiana Ballet:
En Pointe Indiana Ballet is a classical ballet school located just minutes from Indianapolis offering high-quality training to students ages 3-22. As a Central Indiana dance studio, En Pointe serves Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Geist, Zionsville and the surrounding area dance students. Additionally, En Pointe is proud to have pre-professional dancers from across the globe study with the studio and prominent guest instructors visit annually.
About Sherman Burdette:
Sherman Burdette was born and raised in Indianapolis, a graduate of IPS School #43 and Broad Ripple High School. He’s also a graduate of Ball State University in telecommunications and theatre.
Sherman is a two-time Emmy Award winning veteran who has worked all aspects of the newsroom, from editing and producing to the anchor desk, in stations around the country. He’s worked in Mississippi, Kansas, Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania.
Currently, he’s the producer, reporter and host of “Where is Sherman?” on FOX59 Morning News. Each weekday morning Sherman takes us to new local shops, restaurants, events and more. You never know where we might find him on any given morning.
He’s also proud dad to 3 furry babies: Frank & Samantha (Goldendoodles) and Ava, the fluffy kitty cat!