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Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival presents Verb Ballets

Presented by Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival and City of Akron, Community Events Division and Verb Ballets at Hardesty Park, Akron OH

Jul 29 - 30 2016
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival presents Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets, a Cleveland-based company presents cutting edge choreography paired with classical balletic works. The company is comprised of many Akron dancers and will perform a program containing several new works.

Presenting Verb Ballets at Hardesty Park. All performances are FREE and outside in in the park beginning at 7:45pm with the The University Of Akron’s Dance Institute‘s interactive program for young children and performances by Verb Ballets beginning at 8:45pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and plan a picnic if you wish before the show.


The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival is free of charge to the public and is a gift of the performing arts by the City of Akron to the community.

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Additional time info:

-Interactive young children’s program offered by Dance Institute of the University of Akron at 7:45pm before each performance.

-Master class for advanced and high intermediate level dance students offered on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00am – taught by either Associate Director or a professional dancer from Verb Ballets. Each class is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration required with Jane Startzman at janestartzman@gmail.com. $10 fee/person – due at time of class. Location – University of Akron/Center for Dance and Theatre in Guzzetta Hall, Albrecht studio, 139 E. Buchtel Ave.

-Our new outreach program partner, ROAD (Reach Out and Dance) will present FREE workshops during the week of July 25 for children ages 7-11. Participating children will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with a professional dancer from Verb Ballets at one of the classes. Location, dates and times are:

July 25, 26, 28
10:30am- 11:30am
Northwest Family Recreation Center: Verb Ballets
1730 Shatto Ave, Akron, OH 44313



* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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1615 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44313

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