Photo courtesy of Ballet Arizona
This MONTH, the community is set to experience an artistic treat as Ballet Under the Stars returns, offering a range of delightful dance performances to Valley residents. Kicking off Ballet Arizona’s 2023-2024 season, the events promise to be spectacular evenings for families.
Set against the backdrop of Arizona’s pristine evenings, residents and visitors can enjoy a mixed repertoire that blends the elegance of classical ballet with the energy of contemporary dance. Attendees are encouraged to bring along blankets or lawn chairs, creating a comfortable viewing experience under the shimmering night sky.
Highlighting the event’s commitment to the community, Ballet Under the Stars remains free and open to the public. Its unique open-air format, complete with professional stage setups, lighting, and costumes, offers an opportunity for everyone, from young children to seniors, to experience the magic of ballet. For those introducing their children to the art form, this event serves as a perfect first glimpse into the world of dance.
For those attending, the organizers have put together a list of tips to enhance the Ballet Under the Stars experience that include: bring a folding chair or blankets to sit on; bring your own picnic or nosh on some local food truck eats; rideshare; arrive early to get the best spot; bring a good light source for after the show; and smartphones are encouraged (because if you post on your Instagram story or feed and tag @balletarizona, you could win tickets to an upcoming Ballet Arizona production).
Here are the upcoming performance details across the Valley:
• Saturday, Sept. 23 at Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave Glendale
• Thursday, Sept. 28 at Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd Fountain Hills
• Friday, Sept. 29 at Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear
• Saturday, Sept. 30 at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Each performance commences at 7 p.m.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship by The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation, Ballet Under the Stars 2023 continues its tradition of making ballet accessible and enjoyable to all. Arizona communities are set to have their spirits uplifted by this dance extravaganza, which promises to be a memorable evening of art, culture, and community bonding.
For more information, visit balletaz.org/ballet-under-the-stars.