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Family Day at The Ballet Returns April 24

Nashville Ballet's annual treat for dance-loving little ones features free activities, performances and more!

Nashville Ballet’s beloved annual Family Day at the Ballet will make its highly anticipated return to Sylvan Park on Sunday, April 24. Held right on site at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, this fun and festive event will feature a wide variety of games, activities, story times, plus a special performance by the artists of NB2, Nashville Ballet’s official second Company.Β 

An annual treat for dance-loving little ones and new movers alike, Family Day at the Ballet gives families the opportunity to experience the magic of dance together. Ideal for ages 4–8, each activity is designed to help little ones engage, create, and move.Β 

β€œFamily Day is one of our favorite events of the year,” said School of Nashville Ballet Programs and Events Manager Rachel Stover. β€œThis is our opportunity to share what we love about dance with our community, and it’s our hope that each family has fun, experiences something new, and leaves with a deeper appreciation for this beautiful artform.”

Entrance to Family Day at the Ballet is free to the community from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24. Free activities include movement exercises and games with School of Nashville Ballet faculty, performance-inspired crafts, and story times with Nashville Ballet teaching artists.

Family Day at the Ballet will also include a performance of the classic Mexican Folktale Borreguita and the Coyote, featuring the artists of NB2. This delightfully clever ballet, set to Spanish-style classical guitar and choreographed by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, will entertain and educate children of all ages on the importance of using wisdom in tricky situations. Attendees can choose to attend the 12:30 p.m. performance or 2:30 p.m. performance for just $20 and enjoy the free activities before and after.Β 

To complete the fun-filled afternoon, Nashville Ballet will be joined by community partners Padrino’s Pops and Parnassus Books, where guests can purchase popsicles, books that inspired the activities they completed throughout the day and more!

To learn more about Family Day at the Ballet or to purchase tickets to see Borreguita and the Coyote, visitΒ 



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.