As part of the U.S. national tour of World Ballet Series’ “Cinderella,” which hits the stage at Campbell’s Heritage Theatre on Nov. 1, producers are holding a “Ballet for All” masterclass prior to the performance.
The free masterclass, set for 3 p.m. on the day of the show, is designed as an entertaining way to learn more about classical ballet and is offered to community members as part of an educational outreach program. Participants will meet World Ballet Series cast members in a studio, learn ballet language, see some ballet dancing and discover the challenge of first position. No previous ballet experience is required for those who want to participate.
“This is our way to share our love for ballet with everyone,” producers Sasha Gorskaya and Gulya Hartwick said in a statement. “Being the largest touring ballet company in the United States, we understand responsibility of our work in popularizing ballet and breaking the stigma around it being exclusive.”
Campbell is one stop on the World Ballet Series’ 130-city tour of “Cinderella.” The family-friendly ballet features original choreography by Estonia’s Marina Kesler and more than 150 costumes that were handsewn in Ukraine. The 40 dancers in the cast hail from 10 countries including Italy, France, Poland, Japan, Belarus and the United Kingdom.
For tickets and to register for the masterclass, visit worldballetseries.com.