14 United Nations Ave. South
Flushing, NY 11368
Description: How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin in place without getting dizzy? How many years of training does it take to become a ballet dancer? Those questions and more will be answered when the world-famous School of American Ballet (official academy of New York City Ballet) returns to Queens Theatre for its second year to introduce children to the beauty of ballet. A member of the school's faculty and advanced male and female students will illustrate how talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers, alternating examples of advanced classroom training exercises with the performance of excerpts from notable classical ballets such as The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Venue Description: Queens Theatre in the Park is located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park within the New York State Park Pavilion. Initially established as part of the Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair, QTP was converted into a theater in 1972 and officially adopted its current name in 1985. Since its renovations in 1993, the theater took off as a venue for the arts under a mission to bring art that is challenging, broadening, and entertaining.
The theater's programming features diverse media and forms of art. The QTP hosts dance and theater productions as well as special programs, including those focused on multiculturalism. For children, the theater offers unique series and great deals on tickets. Additionally, the QTP has its own Arts-in-Education program that focuses on bringing art that educates and fosters curiosity in students in the local community. The CentreStage program, a subset of Arts-in-Education, allows students to create their own works of performance art under the guidance of professional actors.
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