There’s nothing quite like a live holiday performance to spark the spirit of the season, and An En Pointe Christmas is back and live in the theater December 17-18, 2021. With tickets starting at $15, it’s a fun, family-friendly and affordable way to introduce even the smallest member of the family to the magic of the performing arts during the holiday season.
The dazzling performance, with over 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 Twelves Day 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,” said Co-Artistic Director Robert Moore. “Then, Act II charms with traditional Christmas favorites set to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and more. It will make you fall in love with Christmas all over again!”
En Pointe has 88 dancers performing in the show, as well as, local guest soloist Cora Kendall. 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 2021-2022 session to help students refine their technique.
“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. However, I do believe audience members are in for quite a few surprises this year, as we have added new choreography and several fresh elements. It’s sure to be a magical evening for all.”
An En Pointe Christmas premieres on Friday December 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Noblesville High School Auditorium, with a second matinee performance on Saturday December 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at https://enpointe.yapsody.com
About En Pointe Indiana Ballet: En Pointe Indiana Ballet, which celebrated its 5 year anniversary in August 2021, 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.