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artistic director:
rachel prescott


studio6twenty5 is a classical ballet school in Destin, Florida presenting full-length productions for our community, featuring the children of our community.

The WHY: The arts give us our identity as a community while enriching us as individuals. The arts transcend cultural boundaries, and serve to advance the consciousness of a community. The arts offer the ability to create the future.

The HOW: An education in the preforming arts encourages students to explore their emotions, expand their imagination and develop their own unique voice. From the studio to the stage, the lessons learned allow students to gather knowledge and inspiration that eventually contributes to how they speak to and view the world as a whole.

studio6twenty5 is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.
The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Rachel Prescott, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.


classical ballet classes
for ages 2-9









Pre-Primary A, B, & C (2-5 yrs)
Primary A & B (5-8 yrs)
Level 1 Ballet (7-9 yrs)
Adult/Open Ballet & Pointe (13+)
barre+






Pre-Primary A , B, & C Ballet (2-5 yrs)


Pre Primary Ballet is part of the ABT® National Training Curriculum for the youngest dancers, instilling foundational elements of movement through creative experience, expression and play. Basic concepts are informally introduced throughout these levels, and students are encouraged to explore movement through imaginative ideas. Emphasis is placed on correct posture, musicality and coordination. Both boys and girls are highly encouraged.
These classes runs through the academic school year and require registration.
Pre Primary A Ballet [Ages 2-3]
Pre Primary B Ballet [Ages 3-4]
Pre Primary C Ballet [Ages 4-5]
Instructed by Rachel Prescott.


Primary A & B Ballet (5-8 yrs)


Primary Ballet for ages 5+ is part of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and begins to introduce class in a more structured nature, with defined floorwork and center exercises. Creativity and imaginative ideas continue to be encouraged for movement exploration within these levels. New concepts at this level include understanding spatial instructions, spacial relatively and performing movement to a defined musical phrase. A pre-requisite of the Pre Primary Ballet program prior to Primary A ballet is suggested. Both boys and girls are highly encouraged. 
These classes runs through the academic school year and require registration.
Primary A Ballet [Ages 5-6]
Primary B Ballet [Ages 6-8]
Instructed by Rachel Prescott.



Adult/Open Division


We offer a variety of Adult/Open Ballet and Pointe classes at intermediate levels.
Adult/teen students ages 13+ are welcome to attend.
Instructed by Rachel Prescott.


barre+


Barre+ is a ballet/fitness-focused class using foundations of ballet combined with other workout styles that support the balletic movement like body-weight exercises, intervals, and basic Pilates-style movements. Expect a full-body workout, sweat, and fun with high-energy music in 60 minutes. The ultimate "hybrid" class for both new and seasoned students is sure to tone, lengthen and strengthen a lean physique.
Barre+plus classes are held every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am.
Instructed by Shaye Smith.













Dress Code For students under 12 Years Old.


Young Ladies: Class assigned leotard dress, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (no string ties), hair in a bun at the crown of the head.
Young Men: White cotton crew neck t-shirt, black biker shorts and white fold over ankle socks or black boy’s tights, black ballet slippers. 



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studio6twenty5//2023-2024








studio6twenty5 presents

The Nutcracker





Saturday, December 9th
Doors 4:00pm / Showtime 5:00pm

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Sunday, December 10th
Doors 1:00pm / Showtime 2:00pm

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︎︎︎ Printed Program ︎︎︎


Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, Florida


Featuring the studio6twenty5 Children's Program, as well as Adult/Open Division dancers.



Staging, arrangement and choreography by artistic director Rachel Prescott.

With original choreography by Shaye Smith.













Introducing our Guest Artist, Fredrick Davis, as the Nutcracker Prince.

With original choreography by Fredrick Davis.

100% of performance proceeds directly benefit the studio6twenty5 Children's Program.

Donation opportunity available upon check-in.



Buy tickets:

Saturday 12-9

Buy tickets:
Sunday 12-10




ACT I

The Stahlbaums are throwing their annual Christmas Eve party. Herr Drosselmeyer, Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum's mysterious Uncle, arrives with presents in tow. He gives Clara a Nutcracker, which Fritz breaks. Clara lovingly bandages the Nutcracker and lays him under the tree to sleep. During the night, Clara wakes up to check on her Nutcracker. As the clock strikes midnight, the Christmas tree begins to grow and mice fill the room led by the Mouse Queen. Clara's beloved Nutcracker comes to life complete with an army, and a battle ensues. Just as the Nutcracker prince is about to be defeated, Clara throws her shoe at the Mouse Queen. The Mouse Queen is distracted and the Nutcracker defeats him. The Nutcracker is transformed into a handsome Prince, who leads Clara through the Land of the Snowflakes in a sleigh to his kingdom.
ACT II

Clara and the Prince travel to the Land of the Sweets, ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. The Prince tells the story of how Clara saved his life. In honor of her bravery, the royal subjects from around the world perform dances: chocolate from Spain, coffee from Arabia, tea from China, candy canes from Russia & marzipan from Denmark. Mother Ginger and her children, the Polichinelles, perform a dance followed by the Waltz of the Flowers. To conclude, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier perform a pas de deux. After the performance, Clara is led to the sleigh and flies away back home. She wakes up with her Nutcracker doll and the question remains...was it all a dream?





ABOUT STUDIO6TWENTY5


studio6twenty5 is fulfilling the timeless demand for classical performing arts.

Students are developed as individual artists through well-rounded, classical curriculums and are supported by a nurturing, positive, curated environment. studio6twenty5 ensures that both classical ballet & contemporary dance are taught, as well as presented, in a way that inspires our community and resonates within families.

studio6twenty5 is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Rachel Prescott, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

artistic director Rachel Prescott
studio6twenty5 - 625 Harbor Blvd, Destin - studio6twenty5.com




Class Information


studio6twenty5 is fulfilling the timeless demand for classical performing arts.
Students are developed as individual artists through well-rounded, classical curriculums and are supported by a nurturing, positive, curated environment. studio6twenty5 ensures that both classical ballet & contemporary dance are taught, as well as presented, in a way that inspires our community and resonates within families. - RP


2-9 years old


Pre Primary A Ballet 30MINS / Ages 2-3
Pre Primary B Ballet 30MINS / Ages 3-4
Pre Primary C Ballet 40MINS / Ages 4-5
Primary A Ballet 45 MINS / Ages 5-7
Primary B Ballet 60 MINS / Ages 6-8 

Level 1 Ballet 75 MINS / Ages 7-9 



Adult/Open Classes








Artistic Staff




Rachel Prescott

artistic director







Native Destin, Florida local, Rachel Prescott, received her early classical ballet training with Mrs. Bernadette Clements Sims, founder of our notable Northwest Florida Ballet. Rachel moved up the ranks to become an esteemed company member under Ballet Mistress Mrs. Dorothy Daniels Lister, former company member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and head of the Children’s Department at the Robert Joffrey Ballet Company’s official school, American Ballet Center, for 25 years.

She has performed a large variety of roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Scheherazade, La Bayadere and Cinderella among many other classical and contemporary works locally with NFB and Northwest Florida State College, and beyond.

An extensive and notable modeling career with Elite Model Management moved her from her hometown to New York City and Los Angeles, where she continued her dance training with Steps on Broadway, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Westside School of Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Throughout her career, Rachel has also been cast as a dancer in several music videos, SAG/AFTRA national television commercials and network live awards shows through her agencies.

In 2015, Rachel returned to the Emerald Coast of her youth with her husband and young daughter. Finding regular ballet classes to take with her father proved to be problematic, so Rachel began teaching herself. In October 2020 she opened studio6twenty5 at 625 Harbor Blvd in Destin, Florida. (At 78, her father still takes ballet class three days a week and performs in all studio6twenty5’s productions.)

Teaching a wide range of classes and workshops at both local studios and schools, and within a variety of programs, has given Rachel the opportunity to instruct students of all ages and backgrounds in the local community. She has staged, arranged and choreographed full-length production pieces, including The Nutcracker, Don Quixote and Scheherazade, for various dance companies. Rachel also has an extensive list of original choreography in both classical and contemporary ballet genres. 

Rachel directs the Children’s Program at studio6twenty5, as well as the Adult/Open Division, and instructs all levels of ballet classes.
She has directed, staged and arranged mulitple studio6twenty5 productions including The Nutcracker, Coppélia, and (upcoming) Alice in Wonderland all of which feature the students of the Children’s Program, as well as Adult/Teen Program Dancers. 

studio6twenty5 is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Rachel Prescott, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. 



Shaye Smith 

assistant director









Shaye Smith began her classical ballet training at just 2 years old with Birmingham Ballet Academy, where she continued training throughout her childhood and teenage years. She has performed classical roles with Moscow Ballet, Washington Ballet and Alabama Ballet, as well as in The Nutcracker on Broadway in New York City.
Her performance repertoire includes Coppelia, Swan Lake, Hansel and Gretel and many more.

Additionally, Shaye also competed at a state and national level with her high school dance team, and went on to work for - and judge for - the prestigious Universal Dance Association.
Through the opportunities with UDA, she performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and at Halftime of The Cotton Bowl.

Shaye attended Auburn University and studied modern, ballet, choreography, dance history and rhythm tap with the dance program. She performed in many dAUnce productions as part of the Dance Program under the Auburn University Theatre Department.

A longtime educator, Shaye began teaching ballet in college and has been teaching ballet, lyrical and jazz styles for over 10 years. She has been an official judge at both local and regional level dance competitions, as well as dance team auditions.

Shaye currently serves on the artistic staff as Assistant Director at studio6twenty5 and is the Tap and Jazz instructor within the Children's Program. 










625 Harbor Blvd. 
Upstairs
Destin, Florida