If you're looking for fun ways to get moving in the New Year, you'll have a chance to test run your dancing shoes this weekend when Ballet Arizona opens the doors to its state-of-the-art studios for a day of free classes.
On Sunday, January 12, the professional dance company will host a New Year Open House with classes in ballet, jazz, ballroom, tango, flamenco, yoga, and Zumba scheduled throughout the afternoon for children, teens, and adults.
The community event begins at noon at Ballet Arizona studios at 2835 East Washington Street. Guests will be invited to tour the company's new studios, which opened last year. The space includes a black box theater, various dance studios, and a space where young students can do homework while waiting before or in between classes.
Attendees also will be able to meet the Ballet Arizona faculty and enter to win performance tickets, class cards, and more. Those interested in signing up for more classes will be able to take advantage of a special class card offer for adults and teens that offers 30 days of classes for $30.
Here's the complete schedule of classes for the event:
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Noon -- Adult Tango, Adult Ballet, Adult Flamenco, Ballet (ages 4-7), Adult Zumba, Teen Ballet 12:30 p.m. -- Ballet (ages 6-8), Teen Jazz, Adult Ballroom, Adult Ballet, Teen Ballet 1 p.m. -- Adult Zumba, Adult Ballet, Teen Ballet, Adult Flamenco, Ballet (ages 4-7), Adult Jazz 1:30 p.m. -- Ballet (ages 6-8), Teen Ballet, Adult Ballroom, Teen Jazz, Zumba, Adult Ballet 2 p.m. -- Adult Jazz, Ballet (ages 4-7), Adult Ballroom, Adult Ballet, Teen Ballet, Adult Flamenco 2:30 p.m. -- Teen Jazz, Ballet (ages 6-8), Teen Ballet, Adult Flamenco, Adult Zumba 3 p.m. -- Adult Jazz, Ballet (4-7), Adult Ballroom, Teen Ballet, Adult Flamenco 3:30 p.m. -- Ballet (ages 6-8), Teen Ballet, Adult Flamenco, Teen Jazz, Adult Ballroom, Adult Zumba
Adult classes are open to those ages 14 and up. Teen classes are open to dancers ages 12 to 18 years old.
For more information about the Ballet Arizona school, visit www.balletaz.org.