WHAT: Boston Ballet joins the world-famous television show So You Think You Can Dance in celebrating National Dance Day 2011. On Saturday, July 30 from 12:00-1:15pm, join Boston Ballet and teacher Tai Jimenez for a fusion jazz/hip-hop class.
For just $5, the public is welcome to enjoy a one-time-only class in Boston Ballet’s Studio 7 at the company’s 19 Clarendon Street headquarters. All experience levels and ages welcome. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Boston Ballet School
Tai Jimenez is a former principal dancer with Boston Ballet and has also danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared as a guest artist with New York City Ballet, among others, and is a seasoned dance teacher and choreographer.
National Dance Day is a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move! Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance. National Dance Day is promoted by Fox Network’s So You Think You Can Dance and the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
WHEN: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Doors open at 11:15am
Class from 12:00-1:15pm
WHERE: Studio 7, Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
TICKETS: $5 per person. Open to the general public. First come, first served. Limited availability.
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.
Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:
State Street Corporation, 2011 Presenting Sponsor, The Nutcracker
The Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Endowment for the Arts