Spark the Spirit of the Season With a Hamilton County Holiday Tradition – An En Pointe Christmas
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, An En Pointe Christmas is back and bigger than ever with more dancers, more numbers, and 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. This great holiday event returns on Dec. 16-17, presented by En Pointe Indiana Ballet.
With tickets starting at just $10, it’s a festive, 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 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.
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.”
An En Pointe Christmas premieres on Friday Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Noblesville High School Auditorium, with a second matinee performance on Dec. 17 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. Learn more at enpointeindiana.com