The School of American Ballet to host free program for Bronx-area families

LecDem_2015_BRONX_FINALThe School of American Ballet will present a free, family-friendly program at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx that will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers and reveal the secrets behind dancing on your toes, turning like a top without getting dizzy, and jumping high in the air. The Beauty of Ballet will be performed on Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Bronx, box office: (718) 518-4455; web: www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/

 

School of American Ballet faculty member Katrina Killian (a former New York City Ballet soloist) and advanced students from SAB will showcase examples of advanced classroom training exercises and perform excerpts from notable ballets including The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake, performed to live music. The Beauty of Ballet is a 45-minute presentation and is recommended for ages 4 through adult.

 

Admission to The Beauty of Ballet is free with a ticket that may be picked up at the theater box office beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. No reservations are required and seating is first-come, first-served. Audience seating will begin at 1:30 p.m.

 

The School of American Ballet, founded 81 years ago by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, is the premier ballet academy in the United States and trains more students who become professional ballet dancers than any other American school.  SAB’s former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.  The School, which is headquartered at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, has been presenting annual free family programs in Queens for the past four years.

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