Waiting in the Wings: Ballet in Cleveland Presents a Calendar Brimming with Exclusive Events

July 24, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
It's wonderful time to live in Cleveland! Over the next few months, Ballet in Cleveland will present a series of events sure to keep you on your toes. From cinema to live performances, your perfect entertainment experience awaits.

Pre-Sale Cocktail Party at M Lang Clothing and Cocktails

On Thursday, August 8th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, join Ballet in Cleveland at M Lang Clothing and Cocktails (1275 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114) for hors d'oeuvres provided by District, PlayhouseSquare's newest restaurant, and a 60% discount off of all clothing in the store. Attendees will also enjoy a savory selection of cocktails in honor of Ballets with a Twist's upcoming performance of Cocktail Hour at the Ohio Theatre on September 19th. Bonus for ballet-lovers and cocktail connoisseurs: Ballet in Cleveland will be on hand all evening with discounted tickets to the show!

Ballet in Cinema with Cleveland Cinemas

Cinema fans, rejoice! On Sunday, August 25th at 11am and Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm, join Ballet in Cleveland and Cleveland Cinemas for a big screen presentation of Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118). Both the introduction and post-screening discussion will be hosted by Ballet in Cleveland's Founding Director, Jessica Wallis.

Ballets with a Twist Invites You to Cocktail Hour at PlayhouseSquare

Get ready to groove as Ballet in Cleveland brings New York City's hot next-generation dance company, Ballets with a Twist, to PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre! The critically-acclaimed company will make its Cleveland debut with a performance of its signature show, Cocktail Hour, on Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm.

Conceived and choreographed by celebrated dance-maker Marilyn Klaus - whose background ranges from vaudeville and show dancing, to Isadora Duncan and classical ballet - Cocktail Hour is an intoxicating collection of dances, each inspired by a well-known beverage. The family-friendly show infuses ballet with an irreverent pop sensibility, launching the Martini, Gimlet, Manhattan, and more off the menu and onto the stage. You've never seen cocktails like these! To purchase tickets directly from PlayhouseSquare, click here.

Ladies Night Out!

Craving more cocktail culture? Start your evening early with Ballet in Cleveland's Ladies' Night Out on September 19th. This exclusive event begins from 5 to 7 pm at Marengo Luxury Spa, where participants will enjoy a private spa treatment, a complimentary gift bag from Zoya, and some sweet treats courtesy of Cookie & a Cupcake. Jim's Livery Transportation Service will then escort the Ladies' Night Out guests to PlayhouseSquare for a pre-show cocktail party as a prelude to Cocktail Hour. These very special ladies are also invited to join in the champagne toast following the performance. Tickets are just $65 (including the spa treatment and a ticket to the show). To RSVP and purchase tickets, click here.

Master Class with Dorothea Garland of Ballets with a Twist

In celebration of Ballets with a Twist's PlayhouseSquare debut, Ballet in Cleveland presents master classes led by company soloist Dorothea Garland on Sunday, September 15th, at PlayhouseSquare's Gund Dance Studio (1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115). Dancers ages 12 and above will take class from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Dancers ages 6 to 12 will take class from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. An autograph and Q & A session with Garland and company dancers Michael Dominguez and Aengus Ortiz will follow each class. All participants will receive a dance bag and tights courtesy of Body Wrappers, and a master class group photo with Dorothea Garland. For more information and to RSVP, email info@balletincleveland.org and register at www.balletincleveland.org beginning August 1.

From Fifth Avenue to Fifth Position with Saks Fifth Avenue

This November, Ballet in Cleveland brings you two exciting events featuring Ashley Bouder, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, and Matthew Dibble, formerly of the Royal Ballet of London.

On Saturday, November 9th, Bouder and Dibble will lead a master class focused on Balanchine technique and choreography. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to gain insight into George Balanchine's unique style! Registration will open in early fall, 2013 at www.balletincleveland.org.

On Sunday, November 10th, join Ballet in Cleveland for "From Fifth Avenue to Fifth Position," a brunch benefit for Ballet in Cleveland held at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beachwood (26100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122). Bouder and Dibble will discuss their experiences as professional dancers and why ballet is more exciting than ever. The event will also include a New York City Ballet brunch, a fall fashion show, a private shopping event, and a $25.00 gift card to Saks. Ballet in Cleveland will receive up to 10% of all purchases made up to $2,000! Tickets are just $50. To RSVP and purchase tickets, click here.

About Ballet in Cleveland
Ballet in Cleveland is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing professional classical ballet performances and events to Cleveland. With a mission to revitalize the presence of classical ballet in Cleveland, Ohio, the organization presents performances by the highest quality professional ballet companies while promoting the art through ballet-centered programming and events that not only foster interest, but also educate and entertain the community. Ballet in Cleveland highlights the importance, relevance, and entertaining artistry of professional classical ballet in the region.

About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 43 full-line stores in 20 states, 5 international licensed stores, 65 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store. Saks prides itself on building a culture of philanthropy and giving back to local/national charities through its "Saks Gives" program in each of the communities it is located.

Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.


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