Halestone is a unique dance studio where students are taught not only technique and improvisation but also how to dance in different surroundings. They are very adaptable and creative dancers with grace and a passion for movement.
In mid-March, when covid-19 came marching into our lives Halestone Dance Studio closed their doors and took their classes online with the “Dance at Home” program. The students were still able to work together on their pieces for the spring recital scheduled in April. As we know all events were canceled and the students were left without a place to perform their work. The dancers continued practicing their pieces over zoom, all the while hoping to trade-in remote dancing for an actual in-person performance. Finally, that desire has become reality with Halestone drawing on its long-term relationship with the Boxerwood Nature Center.
Halestone dancers have performed at past Boxerwood events including the Fall Family Festivals, Fairy Festivals and partnered in several Christmas parade ensemble performances. A spokeswoman from Halestone said “when we were looking for an outdoor space to safely present our recital “A Celebration of Sound and Movement” Boxerwood was our first choice. We are so grateful that after hearing our plan for the event, Boxerwood was open to us performing in the field at the end of the month. Thank you Boxerwood!”
Please join us for Halestone’s recital concert, which will be held at Boxerwood Nature Center’s field on Friday, August 28th, 6:30 pm and Saturday, August 29th, 6:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 per carload for each performance – $10 will support Halestone, and $5 will go to Boxerwood as event host. Dancers and audience members will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
The Boxerwood field will open at 5:30pm, an hour before showtime, for parking and picnic-style seating. Halestone recommends audience members bring their own blanket/chairs to enjoy the performance and ensure safe distances.
Directions to the field: follow Ross Rd towards Boxerwood. Turn left onto Munger Lane before main entrance and follow gravel road up to the Big Chair for parking.