National Dance Day
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

National Dance Day

  • Nashville Ballet

Celebrate National Dance Day with Nashville Ballet! All ages are invited to experience what Nashville Ballet has to offer with free dance classes. Plus, learn choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and perform as a group.

The day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and Community Division Youth Classes (ages 8-18), but all ages are encouraged to participate on July 29 in honor of this annual nationwide celebration of dance.

National Dance Day Schedule:

10 - 11 a.m.
DANCEFIX
Adult Introduction to Ballet Class

11 a.m. - Noon
Adult Contemporary Class
Youth Hip Hop Class

Noon - 1 p.m.
SYTYCD choreography

Attendees will receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages. No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins welcome. Participation will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker
Aug
20
Sep 10

Youth Casting Call: Nashville’s Nutcracker

  • Nashville Ballet

Children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11 years old are invited to audition to perform in Nashville’s Nutcracker: Celebrating 10 Years! this December. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season. Open auditions will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on August 20, August 27 and September 10 at Nashville Ballet. No dance experience is required; performance training will be provided. Click here for more information about the audition opportunity.


Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC
Jul
13
11:00 am11:00

Celebrate Christmas in July with Nashville Ballet at TPAC

  • TPAC

Nashville Ballet is celebrating 10 years of Nashville’s Nutcracker early with Christmas in July! For the entire month of July, take $5 off select tickets to Nashville’s Nutcracker with promo code XMASJULY, which provides the best single ticket prices all year. To celebrate, the Nutcracker and Candy Cane ballerina will make a special appearance at TPAC in downtown Nashville on Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The public is invited to meet the characters, purchase select discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets on-site and save on ticketing fees (up to $10 per ticket), and buy Nutcracker and Mouse King dolls. The event coincides with Nashville’s weekly Street Food Thursdays event on Deaderick Street and 4th Avenue North, next to TPAC.

EMERGENCE
Jun
1
Jun 3

EMERGENCE

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A

Nashville Ballet's acclaimed Emergence series offers an exclusive glimpse into the creative process. An experimental lab in the black-box theater setting of Nashville Ballet’s intimate studio, get a first look at three new works that are only weeks in the making. Watch new art unfold before you, and have the opportunity to speak with the artists about what inspired their works.

Emergence takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for four performances June 1-3, 2017. Click here for more information.

Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition
May
22
5:00 pm17:00

Young Men's Scholarship Program Audition

  • Nashville Ballet

NEW students age 6-18 are invited to audition for Young Men's Scholarship Program placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Nashville Ballet’s Young Men’s Scholarship Program offers specialized training for young men, tailored to their unique needs and taught by men. The curriculum mirrors elements of the Academy Division, but with a special emphasis on developing specific male technique and addressing the unique challenges that face young men. All students receive one full academic year of tuition-FREE training, followed by merit-based scholarships. Registration is from 4:30-5 p.m., and the audition is from 5-6 p.m. Click here for more information.

FERDINAND THE BULL
May
14
May 21

FERDINAND THE BULL

  • Nashville Ballet Studio A

You’ll be charmed by this tale about a lovable bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in Madrid’s bullfights. Based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, this family ballet humorously teaches us how to embrace what makes us different. Featuring vibrant sets and costumes inspired by the cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso, narration and an interactive activity, Ferdinand the Bull will leave audiences of all ages delighted. 

Ferdinand the Bull takes place at Nashville Ballet Studio A (3630 Redmon Street) for six performances May 14-21, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

First Call
May
6
5:30 pm17:30

First Call

  • TPAC

Join in on the gluttony at this fun, pre-performance cocktail party featuring sinful spirits, light bites and an enviable auction before Seven Deadly Sins featuring Ten Out of Tenn with Appalachian Spring at TPAC on Saturday, May 6. This annual event is a fundraiser for Friends of Nashville Ballet, a dynamic group of professionals and community volunteers who share a passion for dance and are committed to furthering the mission of Nashville Ballet. Click here to learn more about First Call.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING
May
5
May 7

SEVEN DEADLY SINS FT. TEN OUT OF TENN WITH APPALACHIAN SPRING

  • TPAC's Jackson Hall

Dance, songwriting, live music, orchestration and storytelling combine into one during the world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins. Three Nashville arts organizations—Nashville Ballet, Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony—team up for a thoughtful examination of the temptations we face every day, the choices we make and the hopeful path to redemption when we falter. Seven Deadly Sins features all-new music played live by singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and the Nashville Symphony.

In Appalachian Spring, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling presents an abstract interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic score that explores the strength, tenacity and creative spirit of women.

Seven Deadly Sins takes place at TPAC's Jackson Hall for three performances May 5-7, 2017. Click here for more information.

Academy Division Audition
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Academy Division Audition

  • Nashville Ballet

NEW students age 8-18 are invited to audition for Academy Division placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Through careful development and attention to the syllabus, School of Nashville Ballet faculty implement a curriculum that is designed to produce dancers with both expressivity and clear classical lines. This guidance enables students to develop their own artistry, while pure classical technique provides the vehicle for their artistic expression. Registration is from 5:30-6 p.m., and the audition is from 6-7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
May
3
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Nolensville Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

Spring Tea
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Spring Tea

  • Hillwood Country Club

Don't miss a high tea experience for little ballerinas and cavaliers benefiting Nashville Ballet's Community Engagement program!

Moms, dad, grandparents or special friends with a child will have a memorable afternoon at this fun annual event. Join Nashville Ballet for an afternoon of delicious tea fare and magical entertainment:

  • Enjoy colorful activities and crafts
  • Delight in an interactive performance from Nashville Ballet dancers
  • Take home a special parting gift
  • Receive a professional portrait opportunity with a Nashville Ballet ballerina (included in Prima Ballerina Experience)

CLICK HERE to learn more.

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
26
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Green Hills Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
25
4:30 pm16:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Southeast Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
24
6:30 pm18:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Bellevue Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
24
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Old Hickory Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Hermitage Library

This storytime will take place at the Hermitage Library at both 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19!

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
17
10:00 am10:00

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • North Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Goodlettsville Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
12
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Thompson Lane Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
11
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Bordeaux Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
10
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Richland Park Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • East Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

Open House: The Ben Folds Project Rehearsal
Apr
6
3:00 pm15:00

Open House: The Ben Folds Project Rehearsal

Nashville Ballet will make its debut appearance at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to perform The Ben Folds Project April 17-23, 2017, as a part of the Ballet Across America series. Illustrating the most exciting, innovative dance happening across America today, Nashville Ballet was hand-picked by ballet superstar Misty Copeland.

The public is invited to an open house to watch The Ben Folds Project rehearsal at Nashville Ballet on Thursday, April 6 from 3-6 p.m. to preview the performance and show its support before the company leaves for D.C. Click here to read more about Nashville Ballet's debut at the historic Kennedy Center.

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
5
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Madison Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Apr
3
10:30 am10:30

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

  • Donelson Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty
Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Storytime: The Sleeping Beauty

  • Pruitt Library

Join the Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful young princess doomed to sleep until love’s kiss breaks the spell. Children will dance their way through this classic tale and learn how the ballet has become a timeless cherished tale through its beautiful music and movement. Families can join this storytime before Nashville Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty on stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall September 22-24, 2017 as the opening performance of its 2017-2018 season. This is a FREE event!

Ballet at the Schermerhorn
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Ballet at the Schermerhorn

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center

See Nashville Ballet perform with the Nashville Symphony on stage at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday, March 24. Experience the exquisite beauty of movement and sound in Prokofiev’s lush and dramatic Romeo and Juliet, Vivaldi’s instantly recognizable The Four Seasons and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, presented in its original instrumentation for chamber ensemble. Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s original choreography will bring each of these masterpieces brilliantly to life.

CLICK HERE for tickets or call the Nashville Symphony at (615) 687-6400.

Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina
Mar
23
10:30 am10:30

Storytime: Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

  • South Cheatham Library

Based on the light-hearted children’s book of the same name by Pamela Duncan Edwards, this interactive story engages all ages with a humorous tale about a ballet-smitten swan who has an unexpected moment to shine onstage with a group of prima ballerinas, who, in Mimi's mind, are simply pretending to be her!

Ballet Ball
Mar
4
Mar 5

Ballet Ball

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Ballet Ball is Nashville Ballet’s largest annual fundraiser, bringing together over 600 of the city’s most prominent philanthropists and patrons of the arts for a special black-tie affair. Ballet Ball is invite-only, but Ballet Ball Late Party is open to the community and offers Nashville’s young movers and shakers a chic evening of cocktails and light bites, followed by the much-anticipated gala performance and dancing.

Partially inspired by the Jefferson Street music scene of the mid-20th century and Nashville’s resulting TV show Night Train, Ballet Ball will feature entertainment curated in creative collaboration with the National Museum of African American Music: world-renowned choir the Fisk Jubilee Singers®, blues-rock duo Muddy Magnolias and GRAMMY/Dove/Emmy award-winning producer Shannon Sanders.

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

  • The Palace Theater

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance.

ATTITUDE
Feb
9
Feb 12

ATTITUDE

  • TPAC's Polk Theater

Smash hit Under the Lights returns after its 2014 premiere to pay tribute the iconic life and legacy of Johnny Cash with Nashville’s own Sugar + The Hi-Lows. Offering a glimpse into the origins of modern day country, Sergeant Early’s Dream is a collection of vignettes depicting the immigration experience from Europe to America in the 19th century set to early folk music. With this bold combination of contemporary dance and live music, Nashville Ballet shows off its edgier side with a little Attitude. 

Attitude takes place at TPAC's Polk Theater for four performances February 9 - 12, 2017. Click here for more information.

 

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE
Feb
4
10:30 am10:30

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

  • Nashville Public Library

In this West African folk tale, a hunter named Ama meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. He promises not to tell anyone about the tortoise’s talent, but breaks his word and must face the consequences. Narration, whimsical costumes and traditional African masks make The Singing Tortoise a great introduction to dance.