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Have you ever wondered what a day in the life is like for a ballerina? Miami City Ballet is bringing back its popular Open Barre dance series tomorrow, March 13th, and Saturday, March 14th, with three separate receptions and shows all taking place in South Beach.
Open Barre: Practice Makes Perfect; The Evolution of a Dancer will feature performances from the Miami City Ballet School Ensemble, which includes a one-act ballet that starts with exercises at the barre and ends with George Balanchine's Western Symphony production. Throughout, there will be a discussion by the school's director, Darleen Callaghan, and principal faculty member Maria Torija, on what it takes to train a professional dancer, with a guided demonstration from dancers from level one all the way to advanced.
Oh, and did we mention there would be an "open bar" reception with refreshments? Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, author of the book So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer? will be in the lobby signing copies of this guide to becoming a ballerina.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. Friday's show starts at 6:30, while Saturday's shows start at 2pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are complimentary for the first 26 Miami Beach residents who arrive.