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Best Places To See Ballet In The DFW Area

June 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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For fans of the ballet, the Metroplex has a wide variety of venues available to catch performances from smaller, local student organizations to the world-renowned Texas Ballet Theatre. Check out these spots around town to see some of the best twinkle-toes in the area.
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Winspear Opera House
AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202
www.attpac.com

See a schedule of events here.

A modern interpretation of the traditional horseshoe-shaped opera house, the Winspear Opera House is engineered for ballet and opera with variable acoustics and retractable screens for video. As a part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the venue opened in 2009. The Margaret McDermott Performance Hall seats 2,200 and in addition to hosting ballet performances, the Winspear Opera House also hosts events for the Dallas Opera and travelling Broadway productions. This season, the Winspear Opera House hosted “La Gran Fiesta” for the Texas Ballet Theatre, featuring Ballet Folkorico of Mexico.

Related: Tips For The Dallas Ballet, Opera & Symphony

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Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 212-4280
www.basshall.com

See a schedule of events here.

The Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth is home to the Texas Ballet Theatre, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall seats 2,056, and is world renowned for its acoustics and sight lines. The Hall also hosts events as part of its children’s education program, which has seen almost a million children attend over the course of the program. The Children’s Education Program has hosted performances of “Peter And The Wolf,” “The Nutcracker” and “The Crucible” over the last year.

Related: Best Concert Halls and Theatres In North Texas

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Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
(972) 744-4650
www.eisemanncenter.com

See a schedule of events here.

The Charles W. Eisemann Center opened in 2002, and hosts a variety of events, including ballet from local organizations such as Chamberlain Performing Arts and the Hathaway Academy of Dance. The Center includes three venues; the Hill Performance Hall, Bank of America Theatre and the Bank of America Hall. The Hill Performance Hall seats 1,500, and is the largest of the venues. This season, the Eisemann Center has hosted Chamberlain’s performances of “Fable And Fantasy,” featuring excerpts from “Peter And The Wolf” and “Sleeping Beauty.” The Hathaway Academy has also put on several performances this season at Hill Performance Hall.

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Will Rogers Auditorium
3301 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 871-8150
www.willrogersmemorialcenter.com

See a schedule of events here.

Located in the heart of Ft. Worth’s Cultural District, Will Rogers Auditorium is part of a group of attractions that bring in more than 2,000 visitors a year. In addition to hosting world-renowned events, the Will Rogers Auditorium hosts events for Ballet Concerto, including last season’s Holiday Special. The North Central Ballet Company also performed “The Nutcracker” at Will Rogers last season. Pinnacle Academy of Fine Arts and Margo Dean School of Ballet tend to use the facility for their recitals and performances so check the website for upcoming productions.

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W.E. Scott Theatre
3505 W Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 738-1938
www.fwculture.com

See a schedule of events here.

The W. E. Scott Theatre is home to many performing groups around the Metroplex, including shows from Ballet Frontier and Ballet Folklorico, and a recent performance of “Maria de Buenos Aires: A Tango Opera.” The Scott Theatre opened in 1966, and was founded by William Edrington Scott, who left the Scott Foundation three million dollars in trust in 1961. The cozy theatre seats 500, and features beautiful surroundings including a 575-pound Italian chandelier and a mural depicting the history of theatre architecture. This season, the Scott Theatre will host performances from the Ballet Frontier of Texas and the Ballet Center of Ft. Worth.

Reid Kerr has been a professional writer for television and radio for more than twenty years. Currently living in Tyler, TX, Reid has written for Examiner for four years, as well as numerous other websites, newspapers, and magazines. His work can be found at Examiner.com.


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