Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival - Verb Ballets

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Presented by Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at Firestone Park, Akron OH

Jul 27 - 28 2018
Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival - Verb Ballets

The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival presents Verb Ballets at Firestone Park on July 27 & 28 at 8:45 pm both nights. Free admission. Young children’s interactive pre-show program by Dance Institute of University of Akron – onstage at 7:45 pm.

Continuing Akron’s unique 47 year tradition of presenting free dance performances in the parks during the summer, The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival has been established to honor the legacy of the legendary founding Artistic Director of Ohio Ballet. Free public performances by respected Ohio dance companies, each presenting a unique dance experience, reflect the common thread of Poll’s commitment to the highest artistic standards.

Since the 2006 demise of Ohio Ballet’s Summer Festival that was founded in 1974 and supported by the City of Akron since 1975, there was no ready outlet for dance in Akron. The Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival has expanded the offerings so that there are now 16 to 18 separate ballets offered each summer. Attendance averages about ten thousand per season.



Admission is FREE

Contact: 330-990-5263

Email: janestartzman@gmail.com

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Additional time info:

Young children’s interactive pre-performance program onstage at 7:45 pm presented by the University of Akron Dance Institute.

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



  • Verb Ballets 2016-2017 season


Firestone Park

1480 Girard St., Akron, OH

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