Leap Week with Richmond Ballet is Here – Win Performance Tickets!

LeapWeekPosters4What is Leap Week you might ask?  It is a weeklong celebration of all that is Richmond Ballet that concludes with two special performances!  The Richmond Ballet, with graduate students from The Royal Ballet School will perform with Richmond Ballet II and trainees from The School of Richmond Ballet in the Studio Theatre March 22nd and 24th.

Performances will take place in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre located at 407 East Canal Street.

  • Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Richmond Ballet box office, by phone at 1.800.514.3849, or online at the website.
  • Single tickets start at $20.
  • Tickets for Friday, March 22nd start at $65 and include a post-performance reception with dancers and artistic staff from Richmond Ballet and The Royal Ballet School.

Register for FREE Tickets!

The Richmond Ballet just made it even more fun raising kids in the Richmond area – Because  we have two tickets to giveaway to the performance on Sunday, March 24th at 2pm.  

Click here to enter! 

To be eligible to win, your entry must be submitted no later than 9am on March 20th. Tickets will be held at ‘will call’ for the winner.

This year Leap Week is March 17th – 24th, 2013 and it is filled with incredible dance and music. Events are varied and offer something for everyone in the family.

Sunday, March 17th

Dance films with Richmond Ballet.  2pm.  Criterion Cinemas at Movieland, 1331 North Boulevard at Leigh Street. Richmond Ballet will host an afternoon of 4 dance-themed films, selected by our company dancers and then voted on by our facebook fans.  Tickets are $15, including a small popcorn and soda.  Criterion will donate a portion of every ticket sold to Richmond Ballet.  Screenings will continue through Thursday, March 21st.

Monday, March 18th

A special evening at Can Can Brasserie (open to the public, reservations suggested).  Richmond Ballet company dancers to celebrate Leap Week, offering drink specials such as, The White Swan, The Balanchine and more!A portion of the proceeds will benefit Richmond Ballet.  Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, March 19th

Backstage at the Ballet.  10am-6:30pm.  Richmond Ballet, 407 East Canal Street.   A special sneak peek of the company dancers and The School of Richmond Ballet while they train and rehearse in the studios at Richmond Ballet’s spectacular home base.  Participants will also be able to take a free Rhythm and Motion Class, a new dance-based workout originating in San Francisco, offered exclusively in Richmond by Richmond Ballet.

C Street Celebration.  7pm.  3325 W. Cray Street, Richmond 23221.  C Street will continue to help celebrate Leap Week with the company dancers and drink specials.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Richmond Ballet.  Reservations recommended.

Wednesday, March 20th

Five acclaimed local artists will showcase their original art, which depicts Richmond Ballet dancers. There will also be an exclusive professional company rehearsal viewing. In addition, a reception will be held with the artists and company dancers which is generously sponsored by U.S. Trust. Evening by invitation only.

Assemblé will be on view through April 14th and can be seen by appointment at Richmond Ballet New Works Festival, April 4th – 14th and will be open to the public on March 30th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. For more information for an Assemblé appointment, please visit the Richmond Ballet website.

Thursday, March 21st

“Ballet in the ´Burbs” a series of events designed to take Richmond Ballet to the counties surrounding Richmond.
Ballet in the ‘Burbs Celebration – Sponsored by Dominion Resources

When: 4:45pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Richmond, Va 23229   804.290.9100
When: 5:00pm
Pamunkey Library – Atlee Branch, 9161 Atleee Road, Mechanicsville, Va  804.559.0654
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Drive, Glen Allen, Va 23059  804.290.9100
Why: Minds In Motion, Team XXL, ambassadors for Richmond Ballet’s acclaimed education and outreach program, will perform dances based on different children’s books at these 3 libraries throughout the surrounding counties.

When: 6pm
Joe’s Inn – Bon Air, 2616 Buford Road, Bon Air, Va 23235  804.320.9700
Italian Kitchen, 7522 Lee Davis Road, Mechanicsville, Va 23111  804.746.4324
Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, 11721 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va 23233
Why: Our wonderful county restaurant partners will help Minds In Motion celebrate their library performances hosting an evening with Richmond Ballet.  Company dancers will be in attendance and every customer can enter for a chance to win a pair tickets to next season’s performance of The Nutcracker.  Reservations recommended. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Richmond Ballet.

Friday, March 22ndThe Royal Ballet School , 2011, Linbury Season ROH

The Royal Ballet School and Richmond Ballet II Performance.  6:30pm.  The Royal Ballet School, Richmond Ballet II, our touring company, and Richmond Ballet trainees will perform in the Studio Theatre.  A post-performance reception will be held in honor of our guests from London, catered by Feedmore Community Kitchen.  Tickets are available for purchase online by clicking here and at the Richmond Ballet Box Office.

Saturday, March 23rd

Master Classes will be taught by teachers from The Royal Ballet School.   Teachers and students from dance schools in the area will be encouraged to participate.

Sunday, March 24th

The Royal Ballet School and Richmond Ballet II Performance.  2pm.  Final performance with The Royal Ballet School, Richmond Ballet II and Richmond Ballet trainees.  Tickets available online or at Richmond Ballet Box Office.  Master Classes will be taught by teachers from The Royal Ballet School.   Teachers and students from dance schools in the area will be encouraged to participate.

Additional information about Leap Week and each day’s events can be found at www.richmondballet.com.

Visit the website to learn more about the Richmond Ballet. This events are an excellent opportunity to educate and entertain children in the Richmond area through a beautiful display of art and music!