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First Steps Show Is Perfect Introduction To Ballet For Kids
Trying to think of ideas for the kids in the cold February half term break isn't easy, but Birmingham Royal Ballet is offering a warm haven for children in the magical world of dance.
Youngsters will get the thrill of experiencing the magic of ballet at First Steps
First Steps: A Child's The Dream will give youngsters a chance to experience theatre, maybe for the first time, with a very special performance designed to introduce children to ballet and live performance.
The one-off Birmingham Royal Ballet show takes place in half term at 1pm on Friday February 19 at Birmingham Hippodrome and is one-hour long with interactive sections designed to keep the interest of children aged between three and seven.
An on-stage storyteller will also introduce families to the characters and story in the production of The Dream, a one-act ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
First Steps offers the chance for children to experience their first ballet
Including a full cast of ballet dancers, an orchestra, fairy dust and magic, it will be a glamorous and mesmerising feast for young eyes.
During the show, the storyteller will also explain the workings of a live theatrical production including the lighting, sound and orchestra and how all elements come together to make an unforgettable experience.
Ballet dancers with mesmerising costumes and sets are set to enthrall a young audience
This is followed by a performance of excerpts from the ballet featuring a cast of dancers accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia with beautiful scenery and costumes, which is sure to delight and entertain children and adults alike.
First Steps: A Child's The Dream by Birmingham Royal Ballet Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst Street Birmingham B5 4TB Friday February 19 at 1pm