Fun fact: from ages 6 to 14, I was a dancer. I took tap, jazz, ballet, acrobatics and pointe. I loved dancing and was an assistant teacher when I was older. Dance has always been such a huge part of my life and I love and appreciate it so much.
When the Nashville Ballet reached out to see if I wanted to take a sneek peek of their upcoming Sleeping Beauty performance, I jumped at the chance! The Nashville Ballet has their own building off Charlotte Avenue but the upcoming performances with be at Jackson Hall in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Below are a few photos I took during their rehearsal.
The description of Sleeping Beauty is
Brimming with enchantment, romance and charm, Nashville Ballet’s season opener ushers in the triumphant return of beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty. Considered to be the most technically challenging piece of classical choreography for the ballerina since its debut in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty appeals to connoisseurs and novices alike. All ages will be swept away by the timeless tale of how the villainous Carabosse and noble Lilac Fairy cast dueling spells over Princess Aurora, which can only be broken by a dashing prince’s kiss.
Another thing I thought about is what do you wear to the Nashville Ballet? I asked Lauren McKirgan, the Nashville Ballet’s PR manager, and she gave a few tips:
- Formal attire at the ballet, opera or symphony is no longer the custom.
- Most guests come dressed in what might best be described as “business casual.”
- Suit jackets and ties are not required for men. However, those having an elegant “night out on the town” will come dressed for exactly that type of occasion.
- For women, lot of dresses with understated heels.
- Women also wear skinny jeans and a cute top.
- Basically anything you’d wear for a night out on the town is perfect.
So now that you have seen a few behind the scenes looks and know what to wear, you need to get to the ballet! There are two performances on Saturday and one on Sunday. Each show is two and a half hours long with 2 intermissions. I’ll be there for the Saturday performance and hope to see you there!
For tickets, go here!
This post was written in collaboration with the Nashville Ballet. All thoughts and opinion are my own.