Sponsored by the City of Akron, the “Reach Out and Dance” program of Ballet Excel Ohio will be presented during each week of the festival at four different community centers.
The sessions are free, and no prior experience is necessary.
The Outreach programs are scheduled as follows:
July 18, 20, 21 (M, W, Th) at Firestone Park Community Center, times to be announced;
July 25, 26, 28 (M, T, Th) at Northwest Community Center, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.;
August 1, 3, 5 (M, W, F) at the Balch Street Community Center, 3 to 4 p.m.; and
August 9, 10, 11 (T, W, Th) at Reservoir Park, 3 to 4 p.m.
During the school year, ROAD® offers residencies in the Akron Public Schools. All classes are taught by professional dancers.
The free outreach program is being held in the neighborhood community center nearest the site of the weekend performance and a member of the company that is performing on stage that weekend will visit the children’s class each week.
For more information, or to register, contact the community center host site at –
Firestone Park – (330) 375-2806; Northwest – (330) 375-2849; Balch Street – (330) 375-2446; or Reservoir Park – (330) 375-2818.