In the spotlight — Cornerstone presents ‘The Nutcracker’

December 4, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Cornerstone Studio students use the mirror to watch their movements as they rehearse the dance school's production of 'The Nutcracker' in 2013.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Cornerstone Studio students use the mirror to watch their movements as they rehearse the dance school’s production of ‘The Nutcracker’ in 2013.

Cornerstone Studio presents its annual production of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 20-21 at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center. Read more

Movin’ to Movies & Musicals

July 2, 2014

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By Greg Farrar
Girls in the Creative Movement 2 class perform the dance piece ‘Rainbow Connection’ to music sung by Kermit the Frog in ‘The Muppet Movie.’

Cornerstone Studio’s annual dance recital June 22 revolved around ‘Movies and Musicals,’ at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Three shows featured two-dozen dance, ballet and tap numbers representing the music genres from classic and pop to hip-hop and rock. View the full slideshow from the event here.

 

Cornerstone Studio Annual Recital / June 2014

July 1, 2014

Newcastle dancers shine in Nutcracker performance

December 1, 2011

Cornerstone Studio offers fresh take on an old classic

As Amie Tabiando dances around the room, she clutches a plush Eeyore stuffed animal lovingly to her chest.

Her smile widens as she reveals him to a cluster of smaller children surrounding her lithe frame. Tabiando lifts Eeyore up and down, twirling and sashaying with him wherever she goes.

Emma Mason, of Newcastle, strikes a pose as the part of Fritz during the 2010 Cornerstone Studio production of ‘The Nutcracker’ at Bellevue College. Contributed

But soon she’ll trade that Eeyore in for a more well-known prop for one of the holiday season’s most beloved ballets — a Nutcracker.

She, along with more than 60 of the Cornerstone Studio’s 200 students, can be found at the Newport Hills studio every Saturday and Sunday gearing up for their annual holiday performance, putting in long hours on top of their regularly scheduled dance classes.

Lea Lo, studio owner and artistic director, said the studio’s performance of the ballet is an affordable, family-friendly activity with something for every audience.

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