Nutcracker/Holiday Showcase


We are very excited about our Holiday Showcase benefit show featuring the Westside Ballet Company, and Westside Troupe dancers performing excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite.  Our Petite and Mini Express classes are also invited to take part!

All students in the Petite & Mini Express classes will learn the Nutcracker choreography in class, but participation in the show is strictly optional.  (Note that this is an additional performance opportunity for the students, and each class will be starting their own class recital routines in January for the June recital.)


Students need to attend three rehearsals (outside of class time)

Show Time

There are two shows, Sunday, December 3 at 12:00pm and 4:00pm.  Students may dance at one or both shows.  We will have chaperons for the dancers backstage for the entire show.  If there are seats available, the chaperons will accompany their students to the auditorium to watch the second half of the show.


Each participant will need to pay a participation fee of approximately $45. This fee includes costume usage, cleaning and extra rehearsals.


Tickets are $20 and can be reserved online November 6 – 20 or purchases at the front office after November 20.

NW Fusion in Concert

Our Pre-Professional Dance Company Performance presents this event every Spring. They showcase various pieces created by different choreographers. Visit for more information.

Spring Recitals

All of our students are encouraged participate in a dance performance – on stage and in costume – for family and friends the week of June 18-23, 2018.

 All Dress Rehearsals and Recital Performances take place at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland. Your child's specific recital and rehearsal date are announced in the spring. The 2018 recital list is available here:  Who's in What Recital 2018

Spring Acro Showcase

Westside Academy's annual Acro Showcase is held each year in the Spring, typically in April where all of our Acro groups perform in one action packed show. Other featured guests include our Performing Company and dance Troupes which provide a great variety of ages, forms of dance and acrobatics all in one show.