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Christmas In July with the Adventure Science Center
Wednesday, July 23 at 1 p.m.
Adventure Science Center

Cool off with the Adventure Science Center and Nashville Ballet as we celebrate Christmas In July! On Wednesday, July 23 at 2 p.m., dance around the Adventure Science Center while learning how and why your body moves. Nashville Ballet will teach Science Center visitors how to dance and the science behind ballet and movement. Learn about friction, gravity and the body while dancing the afternoon away! Also, be prepared to meet select characters from Nashville Ballet’s Nashville’s Nutcracker.

Christmas In July with Nashville Ballet is included with Adventure Science Center admission.

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Swan Lake Storytime
Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23 
10 a.m.
Cheatham County Library
FREE

In this quintessential ballet, set to music composed by the great Tchaikovsky, a prince falls in love with a swan maiden whom he discovers is more woman than swan. Only he can break the spell cast by the evil sorcerer to turn the swan maiden into her true form of a woman. This interactive story time introduces children to the ballet language of pantomime, dance styles from countries around the world and how various styles of the music can influence the story.

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Degas and the Little Dancer
July 24, 2014
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
FREE with purchase of Cheekwood entrance ticket

When young Marie is forced to give up her dream of becoming a famous ballet dancer because of her family's financial hardships, she earns money by posing for the artist Edgar Degas and becomes the subject one of his most celebrated sculptures, "La Petite Danseuse." This ballet follows the heart-warming tale of the friendship that grows between the temperamental old artist and his dedicated young subject, as told in the book "Degas and the Little Dancer" by children's author Laurence Anholt.
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National Dance Day
July 26, 2014
The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet
FREE

Ever thought about taking a ballet class? Or maybe you have a wee one that won't stop dancing around the living room. Either way, we're offering a FREE day of classes to celebrate National Dance Day! Participate in adult ballet classes, and childrens classes for all ages and learn choreography from the Fox hit show So You Think You Can Dance!

For more information and to register, click here!

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Nashville's Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions
The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet
Sept. 7 and Sept. 14, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open to children ages 8-12

Has your child dreamed of performing on stage with Nashville Ballet? Now is their chance! 

On Sept. 7 and Sept. 14, we will hold open auditions for any child ages 8-12 to join the Nashville's Nutcracker youth cast.This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season.

Children must be 8 years old by Dec. 31, 2014 to audition.

For complete more information, call (615) 297-2966 x33.

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WANTED: Carolers for Nashville's Nutcracker lobby!
Groups will be notified by October 24, 2014
Click here to apply

This year, we would like to offer theater-goers a truly magical experience by hosting singing groups who will perform in the lobby before the performance and during intermission. If you would like your high school chorus, church choir or community choral group to perform at Nashville's Nutcracker, please fill out the online application here.

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Swan Lake 
October 17-19, 2014
TPAC's Jackson Hall with the Nashville Symphony
Purchase tickets 

Do you believe in love at first sight? Become enchanted by the romance of this quintessential ballet and a love so strong it transcends a sorcerer’s curse. Experience the grace and elegance of the Swan Queen and the mesmerizing, seamless formations of her charmed maidens.

For more information, click here

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