Cincinnati Ballet Leaps into the New Year for Free Family Fun at the Arts Center at Dunham

cb_second-companyCINCINNATI, OH – December 29, 2016 — The Free Family Fun Series pliés into 2017 with the Cincinnati Ballet and The Typical Day in the Life of a Dancer on Saturday, January 7 at 2 p.m.

Dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet will provide an exciting peek into a day in the life of a professional dancer. Audience members will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the art of ballet including the basic elements of dance. They will also gain an understanding of the discipline and athleticism required for a professional career in ballet.
  • Actively participate in the dance demonstration, applying the five basic ballet positions of the arms and feet to their own bodies and experimenting with other fun coordination exercises.
  • Experience an up close and personal performance by Cincinnati Ballet dancers and gain a greater understanding of performance etiquette.
  • Openly ask questions to the dancers in a positive, casual question and answer discussion.

All Free Family Fun Series performances are on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. The remaining series includes:

–       January 21, 2017 Around the World in 80 Days by Toby Hulse from the book by Jules Verne and performed by the Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Productions. Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will Arts CAT.
Join Phileas Fogg in the world’s most amazing race. Via rail, boat and even elephant, Fogg must travel the globe in just 80 days or he will forfeit a fortune. But a snooping detective, a possible human sacrifice and even the will of Mother Nature all conspire against Fogg’s adventure of a lifetime in this exciting adaptation of the Jules Verne classic. Just three actors portray 19 different characters to create a spirited, fast-moving, highly imaginative and hilariously entertaining comedy. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

–       March 11, 2017 ROKCincy Opera for Children: “The Magic Flute”
ROKCincy is thrilled to present Mozart’s beloved fairy tale opera “The Magic Flute.” The performance is 40 minutes in length and includes a question and answer session with the cast. ROKCincy is a non-profit program with a mission to introduce young people to the thrill of live, fully staged opera and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills through experience.

–       April 22, 2017 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe based upon the story by C.S. Lewis, dramatized by Le Clanche du Rand and performed by the Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Productions. Courtesy of a grant from Price Hill Will Arts CAT.
In Narnia, a land of talking animals, mythical creatures and eternal winter, the White Witch holds power over all. Any who dare to dissent are turned instantly into stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through an enchanted wardrobe, and her fantastical adventure signals the fulfillment of a prophecy and great change to come. Step through the wardrobe with Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund in this tour-de-force, two-actor adaptation of the beloved and heroic tale of good’s triumph over evil. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Reservations for performances in the ACAD FREE Family Fun Series can be made online ( or by calling 513-588-4988.

The Arts Center at Dunham is a fine arts center for the west side of Cincinnati and its vision is to provide affordable creative and performing arts for Price Hill and surrounding communities. Housed in one of the three remaining buildings of what was the first municipally owned tuberculosis sanatorium in the United States, the Arts Center includes a 350-seat performance venue as well as extensive studio and programming space. The Arts Center is in the Dunham Recreation Complex. See what is happening at the Arts Center at Dunham on Facebook.

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