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Centennial Youth Ballet, our primary performance group for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-17, offers public performances twice each year. The Mini-Nutcracker, a narrated, abbreviated version of the popular holiday ballet, is designed to introduce young children to ballet as a performance art and provides a wonderful holiday tradition for the Nashville community. Our Spring Concert gives members of Centennial Youth Ballet an opportunity to learn and perform classical ballet variations as well as original and contemporary choreography.


Centennial Youth Ballet presents Primavera

The mixed-bill concert includes "The Dream Scene" from Don Quixote, a Centennial Youth Ballet premiere staged by new faculty member, Matthew Christensen; "A Dance with Bach", an original work in the Balanchine style choreographed by Barry Gager in 2007 that features Bach's brilliant Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3; "Les Petites Violettes d'Hiver", another Centennial Youth Ballet premiere with original choreography by Matthew Christensen; "Bluebird Variation" from The Sleeping Beauty; and a rousing "Tarantella" to end the concert on a high note.

Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2 pm

Z. Alexander Looby Theater
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

$12 Adult / $8 Children (12 + under)
Public ticket sales begin Friday, March 20, 10 am

Or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 x 1