March 13th, 2014

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This year Ballet Tucson is reinventing its major Spring Fundraiser, the Urban Picnic, as Boots and Ballet—a family affair with a Western flavor. The fundraiser supports Ballet Tucson—Tucson’s only professional dance company.

Boots and Ballet at the Stardance Event Center on Sunday, March 23, will include roping demonstrations, line-dancing, and great music. Highlights will include a silent auction of art and other unique items along with an energetic live auction of one-of-a-kind “boot boxes,” paintings and other fine art.  Boots and Ballet is an authentic Tucson experience for the entire family.  Enjoy prickly pear mimosas, lemonade and beer, and be treated to a chuck wagon style lunch. The horseshoe hunt is sure to delight the younger guests.

Dig out your best western wear and ride on out to Stardance Event Center nestled in the Sombrero Peak area of the Tucson Mountains.  Stardance is an easy drive, a few minutes off of the I-10 Cortaro Road exit.  Entertainment will be provided by Bill Ganz Western Band, Cowboy Poet Eldon Housley, a roping demonstrations by the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, and special performances by Ballet Tucson’s own talented dancers!

Silent and live auctions showcasing collectible regional art, jewelry, and even vintage treasures will be featured, including autographed photos and DVD by Don Collier.  Special “boot boxes”—Western style lunch boxes—by local artists will be a highlight of the live auction. The grand finale will be Western dance lessons led by Chris Candalario and dancing to the live music of the Bill Ganz Western Band.

Boots and Ballet is a great day for kids and adults, all the while helping to keep Ballet Tucson on its toes as Tucson’s Professional ballet company.

Ballet Tucson Fundraiser: Boots and Ballet
March 23 from 12 – 3:30pm
Stardance Event Center
8110 N Scenic Dr, Tucson, AZ 85743
$50 for adults, $25 for children under 12
Families of 4 (2 adults & 2 children) for $135.

For reservations call Ballet Tucson 520.903.1445 or

About Ballet Tucson

Ballet Tucson is in its 28th season and its 10th year as the only professional dance company in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Each season, the company presents the highest quality dance productions with a full range of historic classics and contemporary works.  In addition, an exceptional children’s company of more than 75 perform alongside Ballet Tucson’s professionals in full-length family-oriented productions such as The NutcrackerCinderellaSleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

Ballet Tucson has been hailed as “a treasure in our community” by the Arizona Daily Star.  Chuck Graham (Tucson arts writer) exclaims that the company “proudly maintains its place as the keeper of the flame of classical ballet in the Old Pueblo.”

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