Ballet Memphis
 
 
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ARE YOU READY TO SOAR?

Home to your new, pulsing and uplifting community space, brimming with creativity, vitality and art in all its forms, for all of us to experience. Here you’ll find a world of diverse talent, innovative programs for everyone—beyond dance and exercise—and pure joy from seeking a new way to fly and sharing in each other’s accomplishments.

Memphis has proudly been our home for more than 30 years, and moving Memphis forward and realizing everyone’s potential has always driven our artistry, our programs and the dynamic city we seek to help build. Because we’re more than ballet; we’re a world of opportunities that let you Be More too.

 

2017-2018 Season

October 14–22 / TAKE SHAPE / Playhouse on the Square

December 15–17 / NUTCRACKER / The Orpheum

February 16–18 / SMALL PLACES / Playhouse on the Square

April 6–8 / PETER PAN / The Orpheum

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Come fly with us as we celebrate all that makes Memphis great, like art, community and people like you. It’s your thank-you party and welcome to a bold new world in Midtown, all at the same time!

12:30-12:50pm
FLY Performance. A world premiere contemporary piece choreographed by Rafael Ferreras in celebration of all the hands that built this building, featuring the Ballet Memphis professional dancers.


1-1:20pm
FLY Spark! conversations. “Building a space for dance and community” featuring Founding Artistic Director and Chief Dreamer Dorothy Gunther Pugh and our partners from archimania

1-1:15pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Signature moves (all ages)

1:15-1:35pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. Line dancing (all ages)

1:20-1:35pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Crazy mixed-up animals (all ages)


1:30-1:50pm
FLY Performance. Ballet Memphis performing Sa Voix by Julie Marie Niekrasz and excerpts from Classic Hitz by our Knowledge Quest Dance Club


1:30-2:00pm
DISCOVER Performance. Youth Ballet Memphis performs Begin, in 1st Position


1:40-1:55pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Art in Motion (all ages)


1:45-2:05pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. Discover Dance for your tiny dancers (ages 3-5)


2-2:20pm
FLY Spark! Conversations. “What Ballet Memphis has meant to me” featuring alumnae of the Ballet Memphis School

2-2:20pm
DISCOVER Behind the Scenes. Ballet Memphis rehearsal


2-2:15pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. 2-minute fairy tales


2:15-2:35pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. Hip-Hop (all ages)

2:20-2:35pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Signature moves (all ages)


2:30-2:50pm
FLY Performance. Classical and contemporary samplings from Ballet Memphis professional dancers and Youth Ballet Memphis


2:40-2:55pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Crazy mixed-up animals


2:40-3:00pm
DISCOVER Pilates mat class


2:45-3:05pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. African dance (ages 7+)


3:00-3:15pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Tap class (all ages)


3-3:20pm
FLY Join-in Activity. Join Nikki Lewis for “Storytelling” and learn quick tips for listening and interpreting ideas into movement


3:10-3:40pm
DISCOVER Youth Ballet Memphis performs Begin in First Position


3:15-3:35pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. Jazz dancing (all ages)


3:20-3:35pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Art In Motion


3:30-3:50pm
FLY Performance. Ballet Memphis performing Confluence and reprising the world premiere honoring our construction teams


3:40-3:55pm
IMAGINE Join-in Activity. Two Minute Fairy Tales (all ages)


3:45-4:00pm
DREAM Join-in Activity. Adult ballet (all ages & beginners welcome)


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Learning to dance, or simply expressing yourself in creative ways, should be a magical, joyful experience. That’s why we’ve built our program differently. 

Our teachers work with each student’s physique and natural aptitude for movement to best facilitate the student’s development. Advancement through our levels is based on technical accomplishment, artistic development, emotional maturity and readiness for the challenges of the next level.

 
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Be more fit, more flexible, more athletic, more resilient. With our personalized STOTT PILATES® fitness programs you can achieve more out of your workouts. We offer mat and equipment classes of all levels as well as Total Barre, Active for Life and Total Body Conditioning, as well as specialty clinics throughout the year.

*New clients must schedule a private evaluation appointment before registering for any equipment class.

 

Give

 

Ballet Memphis is supported through the generosity of the entire community. Your gifts make it possible for us to bring artistry to the stage and make an impact across our community. Donations of all sizes support every aspect of the Ballet— from pointe shoes and costumes for the professional company dancers to scholarships at your Ballet Memphis School to increased programming for our burgeoning Community Dance Programs. In short, we couldn’t be more than dance without you.

 
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