July 30 – August 2, 2015
Preshow: 8 p.m.
Main Curtain: 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person
Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in the relaxed, casual setting of the park. The event will begin with a pre-show youth production (Princess Vignettes II) at 8 p.m. followed by the main show that will feature professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. Admission is $5 per person, children 3 & under are free. For more information, please call 288-2925.
Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee, and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.
Ballet Under the Stars
July 30 – August 2, 2015
6 – 7 p.m.
Admission $15 per child
In celebration of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show (The Little Mermaid), Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of tea parties for children. Each night, Friday, July 31–Sunday, August 2, from 6–7 p.m., children can wear their favorite tiara, tutu or princesses dress and enjoy a fantastical, fun-filled evening. All attendees will meet Aerial and friends, learn a special dance, plus enjoy food, party favors and face-painting. Be sure to bring your camera so you can take your child's picture with Aerial and her friends.
Online Registration Opens July 6 at Noon
Online registration will begin at noon Monday, July 6, and will remain open until Friday, July 24, or until all teas are full. Registration is through the Parks and Recreation website at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks
. There are 75 spots available per tea.
An online registration account and verification of the child’s age is required prior to online registration. A valid email address is also required. To register for an account, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/newuser
. Note: It may take up to three to five business days for a user ID and password application to be processed. Please allow the appropriate time so registration will not be delayed.
Participants may sign up to attend one event date only. The cost is $15 per child which covers the tea activities, food for the child participant only and their admission to the Ballet Under the Stars show. A parent/guardian is required to accompany the child to the tea, but there is no charge for the adult.
The tea parties are stand alone events held in conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. If the tea parties sell out, children may still attend the ballet.
The Ballet Under the Stars preshow production of The Little Mermaid starts at 8 p.m. and has unlimited seating. The main show featuring the professional company from the Kentucky Ballet Theatre will begin at 9 p.m. Admission to the Ballet is $5 for adults, children 3 and under are free (excluding tea participants.) All proceeds will benefit the Ballet Under the Stars program.