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Ballet Under the Stars
September 28 - September 30
Ballet Arizona’s annual Ballet Under the Stars performances, presented by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, will return Sept. 23 to Sept. 30 at four Valley locations. Free and open to the public, Ballet Under the Stars is the perfect show for the entire family and a great way to introduce ballet to young people for the first time.
These performances promise an evening of fun suitable for all ages, as guests bring chairs, blankets and picnics to experience the beauty of dance in outdoor parks across the county. The evening features a fully-staged live performance by the professional company dancers of Ballet Arizona, including Juan Gabriel’s “Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez” and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments.
Ballet Under the Stars invites Arizonans to experience dance in their community in a unique outdoor setting complete with a professional stage, lighting and costumes. Indulge in local food trucks with space for picnicking and for aspiring young dancers to move along with the performance.
Ballet Under the Stars also showcases world premiere performances choreographed by local school students through the Class Act program. Each year, Ballet Arizona’s professional dancers provide a three-week dance training class for students in four different elementary schools across the Valley. The culminating highlight of their work is delivered as a performance as part of Ballet Under the Stars. This educational program is provided to students’ tuition free and is generously funded by Joan Benjamin and Laurence Cherkis.
The performance schedule is:
Saturday, Sept. 23 at Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park.
Thursday, Sept. 28 at Fountain Park.
Friday, Sept. 29 at Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater.
Saturday, Sept. 30 at Steele Indian School Park.
All performances begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit balletaz.org.