The School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, will present free lecture-demonstrations on three consecutive March weekends in Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens.
The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation entitled The Beauty of Ballet will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers, alternating examples of advanced classroom training exercises with the performance of excerpts from notable ballets. School of American Ballet faculty member Katrina Killian (a former New York City Ballet soloist) and advanced students from SAB will be featured in the enchanting and informative introduction to the art of classical ballet.
How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin and turn without getting dizzy? How do male dancers jump so high? Those questions and more will be answered during the demonstration, and favorite moments from ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake will be performed to live music. The Beauty of Ballet is recommended for ages 4 through adult. Admission is free and no advance tickets are required for the presentation in Brooklyn. Reservations are required for the Queens and Harlem performances.
Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 pm
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
(at Campus Place & Hillel Place)
Free Admission. No tickets required.
Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm
Harlem School of the Arts
649 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Free Admission. Visit hsanyc.org to reserve tickets.
Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Free Admission. Call 718-760-0064 to reserve tickets
(A Reservation IS required)