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Weekly Freebie: Ballet Under the Stars

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Each week, Jackalope Ranch brings you a free event, workshop, or you-name-it happening in Phoenix. Because sometimes the best things in life really are free. This week's freebie: Ballet Arizona: Ballet Under the Stars

September is well under way, and you know what that means -- everyone's favorite outdoor exhibition of athleticism and grace is finally back.

We're of course talking about ballet. For its 15th year, Ballet Arizona will be presenting Ballet Under the Stars, a series of free outdoor ballet performances at various parks throughout the Valley.

Starting September 20 and ending September 29, this year's program will be the largest yet, with seven performances stemming from the classical to the contemporary. Each show will start at 7 p.m. in an outdoor venue transformed by lighting, sound, stage and costume.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own comforts from home (chairs, blankets, etc.) and, if they feel so inclined, to make a donation to Ballet Arizona (helping to ensure that this program comes back next year).

Check out the full schedule of performances below and for more information, visit Ballet Arizona online.

September 20 at Fountain Park, Fountain Hills

September 21 at Tempe Center for the Arts Ampitheater, Tempe

September 22 at Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, Goodyear

September 23 at Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park Area, Glendale

September 27 at Beardsley Park, Sun City West

September 28 at Paul Mason Sports Complex, Casa Grande

September 29 at Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix

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