Join Miami City Ballet for an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the art of ballet. Learn how ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and how a ballet is created. You’ll see performance excerpts by the MCB School Ensemble, including two classics by Marius Petipa: the famed fairy-tale ballet The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Puss N’ Boots, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. Also enjoy George Balanchine’s salute to the U.S.A. -- the high-spirited Stars and Stripes -- with all-American costumes, sets and music (danced to the patriotic marches of John Philip Sousa). Closing the program is an excerpt from one of Balanchine’s most charming works, the joyful Bourrée Fantasque, danced by Company Dancers to the sparkling music of Emmanuel Chabrier.
Ballet for Young People, MCB’s signature community outreach program, is a child-friendly performance that’s fun for the whole family!
The MCB School Ensemble is composed of the top level students in the Pre-Professional Division of Miami City Ballet School. They perform in Ballet for Young People, as well as in other special events and public performances throughout South Florida. By increasing community access to high-quality artistic programming, they truly serve as ambassadors for Miami City Ballet and MCB School.
About Free Family Fest
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to continue its seventh consecutive season of free FAMILY FEST with a spectacular new format – a series of free indoor, family-friendly performances ranging from award-winning musicians to South Florida’s most renowned performing artists. Admission to all FAMILY FEST events are FREE. However, First-Access Passes are required.
*First-Access Passes must be obtained for every member of your party. There is a limit of 4 passes per household. Those without a First-Access Pass must wait in the Stand-By Line beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. Patrons will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.