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The state’s resident professional ballet company, BALLET ARIZONA, annually performs an evening of dance under the stars. Spend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as BALLET ARIZONA continues its annual season opening tradition with Ballet Under the Stars.

Please read event description below for IMPORTANT PARKING INFO!

Ballet Under the Stars allows Arizona communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. The program ranges from the classical to the contemporary and is fun for the whole family.

In addition to the regular programming, children from nearby grade schools have the unique opportunity to create and choreograph a new dance work with the guidance of a team of Ballet Arizona dancers. Ballet Arizona dancers will spend several days working with the students to produce dances the children present at Ballet Under the Stars.

** FREE PARKING after 6 p.m. in the U.S. Airways Garage 111 W. Rio Salado Parkway. (enter off of Ash Avenue). Electric carts will be running before and after to shuttle people on the walkway next to the water. Limited parking in the neighborhoods near TCA before 6 pm. Limited parking also in dirt lots West of TCA parking lot - fills up fast!

** A HUGE amount of people attend this event! DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE the time needed to negotiate traffic, find parking, and WALK to the amphitheater or try to catch a cart! PLAN TO GET THERE EARLY and have a relaxing picnic and chat with each other. We sit facing the lake, so it's a beautiful setting to picnic and converse. The AZ Ballet performs first, then after the intermission the children perform. Stay for the first part or the whole event.

** Bring BUG repellent! Mosquitoes come out after sunset!

** ADA (disabled) parking ONLY at Tempe Center for the Arts

** Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets ~ Bring a picnic (if desired) and drinks/water ~ NO open flames ~ NO Food/Beverage Vendors near ~