As Ballet Arizona kicks off its 2017-2018 season, the only professional ballet in the Valley invites residents to spend a relaxing evening under the Arizona sky as the company continues its 20-year tradition, Ballet Under the Stars. Community performances will take place from September 21 through September
30 at five Valley locations. Free and open to the public, Ballet Under the Stars allows the local community to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. For two decades, Ballet Arizona has presented Ballet Under the Stars as a gift to the community. For many attendees, the free community performances will be their first exposure to live, professional ballet. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21 at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West; Friday, September 22 at Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills; Saturday, September 23 at Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; Thursday, September 28 at Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe; Saturday, September 30 at Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear. For more information about Ballet Under the Stars, visit balletaz.org.