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Ballet celebrates National Dance Week

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:15 am

Fort Wayne Ballet will observe National Dance Week with special classes and some unexpected appearances around town, according to a news release.

Two master classes, taught by Sonia Warfel, designed for intermediate and advanced dancers, take place 4-6 p.m. today and 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at the ballet's office, 300 E. Main St.

Flash Dances! an opportunity to experience dance in unexpected and often surprising places, will be offered Fridayat Vera Bradley Design Center, Lutheran Hospital, Parkview Hospital on Randallia Drive, and the Georgetown Subway restaurant in the morning before heading downtown at noon to visit Club Soda, One Summit Square’s Plaza, the public green at the Allen County Courthouse, Lupke Rice Insurance and Financial Services, the Arts United Center plaza and Freimann Square area, and Lincoln Financial. For six hours Fort Wayne Ballet’s talented corps of dancers will be sharing their love of dance with hundreds of local residents.

Also returning this year are the Fort Wayne Ballet trading cards. While the previous sets of cards, released in 2010 and 2011, featured the Fort Wayne TinCaps, this year’s set also includes the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Fort Wayne Komets. Trading cards will be available beginning Friday at all Flash Dances! sites and afterward at 300 East Main Street during normal business hours.

For more information about Fort Wayne Ballet’s celebration of National Dance Week or for exact times of events on Friday, call 484-9646.