Some people have never even seen ballet, and frankly, are afraid to try. Well, I have a secret—ballet is not that scary. Usually when people are curious about ballet, I recommend that they see one of the classics that are easy to understand, like The Nutcracker. Now, it gets even easier. If you've been wanting to see ballet, or you have a young person at home who owns a tutu and ballet slippers, Ballet Under the Stars, presented by Ballet Arizona, is the event for you.
This year's Ballet Under the Stars features five performances around the Valley of the Sun. In this Ballet Arizona Education and Outreach program, professional Ballet Arizona dancers' talents combine with the youthful and creative ideas of school-age children. These classical and contemporary performances are suitable for all ages to enjoy a professional ballet presentation in a unique, outdoor setting complete with stage, lighting, costumes and (hopefully) beautiful September evening weather.
General admission to Ballet Under the Stars is free. Blanket and low lawn chair seating is available. Alcoholic beverages are typically not permitted to be brought to area parks. I recommend that you leave your pets home.
Ballet Under the Stars performances bring classical and contemporary ballet to wider and more diverse audiences. Each year, this series is performed for nearly thousands of children, adults, and families, many of whom experience Ballet Arizona for the first time.
Ballet Under the Stars
When and where:
- Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Beardsley Park, Sun City West
- Friday, September 22, 2017 at Fountain Park, Fountain Hills
- Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix
- Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater, Tempe
- Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, Goodyear
What time: All performances start at 7 p.m. and last about one hour. Access to the area is allowed 1-2 hours before show time.
How much: Nothing. General admission is free.
More Information: Visit Ballet Arizona online or call 602-381-0184
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.